Eye on Equine
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.