Speaker

Peter Ramzan BVSc(Sydney), FRCVS

After graduating from the University of Sydney Veterinary School in 1994, Peter worked a season as a stockman in the Kimberley region of Northern Australia, then moved to the UK and entered veterinary practice. In 1998 he joined Rossdale and Partners, Europe’s largest equine practice, and commenced a distinguished career that encompasses first opinion work in Newmarket racing yards and pre-purchase consultancy across northern and southern hemispheres. For many years he combined this with specialist equine dentistry and was a founding Diplomate of the EVDC(Equine). He has a strong interest in advancing the science and practice of racehorse sports medicine and has drawn on busy clinical practice to inform academic research and drive innovation in many fields, publishing a large number of peer-reviewed papers and regularly contributing to scientific symposia and industry advisory boards. He is a previous recipient of BEVA’s Richard Hartley Clinical Award and in 2018 was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice.

Tim Knott BSc (Hons) BVSc CertVOphthal MRCVS Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in the beautiful south west of England in 1995. Tim always wanted to be James Herriot but caught the ophthalmology bug in his first year at Vet School. He tried balancing the demands of general mixed practice and his growing interest for ophthalmology for the first 5 years of his career before finally realising that cleaning cow manure from under his finger nails before intra-ocular surgery was not in his or his patient’s best interests. Tim set up a dedicated private ophthalmic referral practice, Rowe Referrals eye clinic, in 2000 followed by the equine ophthalmology consultancy service, the Equine Eye Clinic, in 2003.

Early on in his career, he realised that the biggest impact we can make on the health of our patients is by teaching. To this end he is proud to have served on the board of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists for over 10 years, he has examined and organised the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in ophthalmology for 7 years and is a member of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium – the IEOC. Tim also organises and helps to provide the British Equine Veterinary Association post graduate equine ophthalmology teaching for the UK. His ophthalmological mentor at Bristol was Professor Sheila Crispin and it was not long after Sheila’s retirement that, with great pleasure, Tim returned to Bristol University to take over the clinical Ophthalmology teaching in 2008 as an external consultant.

Tim Knott
Jeremiah OSullivan

Jeremiah O’Sullivan MVB Cert VR Cert ISELP MRCVS

Jeremiah O’Sullivan graduated from University College Dublin (UCD).  in 1984. He first worked as house surgeon in the Royal Vet School in Edinburgh before lecturing in Large Animal Surgery at UCD. After gaining post-graduate certification in Veterinary Radiology, he worked in equine practice on the Curragh, Co. Kildare for over a decade. During this time, he was a two-time winner of the BEVA annual congress imaging competition, winning a BEVA Travel Trust scholarship to the University of Florida. He founded Clinic na gCapall in Co. Carlow. in 1997. Jerry has delivered lectures nationally and internationally, principally on orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, and reproduction. He is a panel member vet for Goffs, Tattersalls, the RDS, Cavan and Goresbridge Sport Horse Sales. In 2019, he was certified in Equine Locomotor Pathology by ISELP, the only practitioner in Ireland to date to achieve this qualification.

Siobhan McAuliffe MVB DACVIM CertRA

Siobhan graduated from Dublin in 1997. After 4 years of general equine practice in Ireland, she completed a residency in Internal medicine in Kentucky. She then became head of Medicine for the Stables of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia for 5 years before returning to private practice in central Ky for 2 years. In 2010 she moved to Argentina to take up a medicine role at the Kawell equine hospital and rehabilitation centre. Siobhan returned to Fethard Equine hospital in 2017 where she stayed until 2021. Siobhan now works part-time for MSD animal health and offers a second opinion medicine service.

Siobhan McAuliffe
Tom O'Brien

Tom O’Brien

Tom graduated in 2006 University College Dublin. Following a surgical internship and medicine fellowship he completed a residency in large animal surgery at the University of Wisconsin in 2011. He became a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012 and following 6 months at the University of Bern in Switzerland he started working at a Fethard Equine Hospital in 2012. He has a particular interest in orthopaedic development and surgery of foal and yearlings, arthroscopy, and fracture repair, as well as surgery of the reproductive tract in broodmares.

Julie Storme

Julie achieved her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2015 (BSc(hons) BVMS MSc DACT MRCVS). She then spent several thoroughbred breeding seasons working between New Zealand and the UK. In 2019 she completed a residency in Equine Reproduction from Colorado State University. Julie is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and is currently Assistant Lecturer in Equine Reproduction at the University College Dublin. Her
main interests lie in all aspects of advanced reproductive techniques as well as problem mare management.

Siobhan McAuliffe