Eye on Equine

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Kyabram-based vet­eri­nar­ian Clare Wil­liams-Pater­son says she’s pas­sion­ate about equine work.

Clare works with the Kyabram Vet­eri­nary Clinic, and also has links with the lo­cal South­ern Rive­rina Vets.

She takes a spe­cial in­ter­est in re­pro­duc­tion, neona­tal medicine, general medicine, oph­thal­mol­ogy and lamini­tis, and is con­tin­u­ally im­prov­ing her own knowl­edge to en­sure she can of­fer ‘‘the best pos­si­ble ser­vice’’.

Re­cent work­shops and con­fer­ences she’s at­tended in­clude an ad­vanced mus­cu­lar-skele­tal ul­tra­sound work­shop, equine meta­bolic dis­ease con­fer­ence, lame­ness work­shop, pre-pur­chase ex­am­i­na­tion work­shop and colic man­age­ment sem­i­nars.

A fo­cus on equine be­came a clear path for Clare af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the Univer­sity of Syd­ney in 1995 with first class hon­ours in Vet­eri­nary Sci­ence.

She en­tered mixed prac­tice in the Hunter Val­ley re­gion of New South Wales.

There she was in­spired by some of the lead­ing equine vet­eri­nar­i­ans to fo­cus on stud medicine and re­pro­duc­tion, as well as general equine prac­tice.

‘‘One of my many high­lights (since then) was be­ing one of the vets per­form­ing the clin­i­cal re­pro­duc­tive work, as part of an­other’s PhD project through Syd­ney Univer­sity, the re­sult be­ing the first live foal to sex-sorted frozen se­men in Aus­tralia’’ Clare said.

‘‘I’ve also had op­por­tu­ni­ties to both work in and visit lead­ing equine prac­tices in New Zealand, Eng­land, Ire­land and Ken­tucky in the USA, as well as sev­eral in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences.’’

Clare is a mem­ber of the Aus­tralian and New Zealand Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary Sci­en­tists in Equine Medicine.

She’s also a mem­ber of the Aus­tralian Vet­eri­nary As­so­ci­a­tion and of Equine Vet­eri­nar­i­ans Aus­tralia.

To make an ap­point­ment with Clare, phone South­ern Rive­rina Vets on 5883 3833 or the Kyabram clinic on (03) 5852 2244.

Clare Wil­liams-Paterson

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