Sabrina Barnwell, IEVA President

Sabrina Barnwell  – President

Dr. Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS CertAVP PgCertVPS PgCertRad Safety Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed vitae tristique leo. Proin pellentesque, massa venenatis eleifend accumsan, orci massa hendrerit ex, in tincidunt turpis purus non mi. Integer ornare risus iaculis nulla cursus, vel pharetra tellus convallis. Sed condimentum fermentum eleifend. Pellentesque libero justo, posuere vel dictum in, lobortis at leo. Suspendisse ornare justo eu diam efficitur, congue lobortis odio sodales. Nam viverra, risus non varius varius, sem orci aliquam odio, eu aliquet est ante at arcu.

Niamh Lewis – Vice President

Dr. Niamh Lewis BVMS DACT Dip ECAR PhD graduated from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary medicine, University of Edinburgh in 2008 and spent several years in clinical practice focusing on equine reproduction in Ireland, Australia, UK, USA and Saudi Arabia. Niamh then completed a residency programme at the University of Liverpool, subsequently becoming a European and American registered specialist in Equine Reproduction in 2015. While at the University of Liverpool, Niamh was responsible for instituting the first commercial intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) facility in the UK, from design through to successful operation. Niamh is in the process of establishing an ICSI laboratory within the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.

Niamh Lewis
Marcus Swail

Marcus Swail – Board of Directors

Dr. Marcus Swail BVMS CertEqSportsMed MRCVS  graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1993. Following spells working in the UK and Australia he returned to Ireland in 1998 and  became a partner in Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital. Marcus set up EquiVET Ireland in 2008. He worked as Team Veterinarian for the Irish Showjumping and Eventing Teams between 2003-2013 and the Irish Showjumping, Eventing and Dressage teams from 2017 to the date. During this time, Marcus has attended multiple Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games and European Championships in his capacity as Team Vet. Marcus has presented talks at international conferences and completed a Graduate Certificate in Equine Sports Medicine from University College Dublin in 2018.

Rosalinda Devereux – Board of Directors

Originally from New York, Rosalinda completed a BS in Animal Science at Cornell University before qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2000. With an interest in stud medicine, Rosalinda spent time seeing practice with Sarah Stoneham in Newmarket and Jonathon Pycock in Yorkshire as well as travelling to Ireland to work with Kevin Foley and Conor Cashman in Rathbarry Stud. For the last 20 years, Rosalinda and her husband Peadar have been living in Wexford where they have raised their two daughters along side developing Wexford Equine Veterinary Practice. Rosalinda is also an FEI treating vet and panel vet at the Tattersalls and Goresbridge sales. Rosalinda has chaired the Equine group of Veterinary Ireland, is a past president of the IEVA is currently on the board of the Irish Veterinary Benevolent Fund.

Rosalinda Devereux
Aoife Byrne

Aoife Byrne

Aoife Byrne DrMedVet Cert AVP PGCert VPS graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, in 2007 with her degree & a doctoral research thesis investigating MRSA in horses. An internship at Anglesey Lodge on the Curragh, followed by a year spent at a busy ambulatory practice, gave her an excellent grounding in all areas of equine veterinary medicine & surgery. Aoife then moved to England to work as an assistant vet at the Beaufort Embryo Transfer Centre, gaining experience in specialised reproduction techniques. Aoife then went on to work at Rowe Equine, Chapelfield Equine Clinic and B&W Equine Vets. Aoife’s areas of interest are internal medicine, reproduction, ophthalmology & dermatology. Returning home to Ireland, Aoife has brought her specialised equine veterinary experience to Bakonyi & Byrne Equine Vets.

Bridget McGing

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Bridget McGing
Claire Hawkes

Claire Hawkes

Claire Hawkes BVSc, MSc, Cert ES (soft tissue), Dip ECVS graduated from the University of Queensland in 2003. Claire started her veterinary career with an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney before moving to the UK in 2005. There she spent time in equine referral and first opinion practice before completing a 3 year Residency in Equine Surgery at the University of Edinburgh, where Claire attained her RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (soft tissue) and was awarded a Masters of Science by Research. In 2011, Claire passed her European College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma examination, making her a European Specialist in Equine Surgery. Claire’s special interest lies in respiratory surgery and the investigation of dynamic respiratory tract obstructions in the racehorse (exercise endoscopy). Claire has published and presented to peers on respiratory and dental conditions of the horse.

David Mac Guinness

Dr David MacGuinness, MVB MRCVS qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1977. He worked in the UK in small animal practice and equine practice from 1977 to 1980. David then moved to and worked in South Africa from 1980 to 1987 and was a partner in an equine and small animal practice which contained 12 vets. In 1987, David returned to Dundalk and set up an equine and small animal practice. His brother John joined him in 1988 as a partner.

David Mac Guinness
David Turley

David Turley

Dr. David Turley MVB MRCVS graduated from UCD, Dublin in 2011. He worked in mixed practice in Devon for a year and then moved into an equine practice, in busy Surrey for five years. He moved back home to Northern Ireland in 2017 and set up an equine practice. At work he enjoys vettings, lameness and performance work, as well as scanning mares and equine dentistry. He also has an interest in equine eyes. David provides veterinary care at Downpatrick and Down Royal racecourses, and at point to points in Tyrella, Loughanmore, Largy, Kirkistown and Taylorstown. He organises equine courses for vets throughout Ireland, and is on the committee of the Association of Irish Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons (AIRCVS).

Emma Finnegan

Dr Emma Finnegan completed a BSc in Equine studies at Writtle College in the UK before completing a Doctor of Veterinary medicine degree in Szent Istvan University Budapest, graduating in 2011. After a brief period in the UK at a sports medicine practice, she completed a surgical internship at Hagyard medical institute. Emma then spent another year in the University of Georgia, USA doing a rotating internship. The next years were spent between the Australian and Irish stud seasons with a special interest in neonates. Emma spent time between the internal medicine team at Fethard hospital and UCD before returning to ambulatory stud work. She has worked at Cheval Veterinary Clinic since 2021. Emma has a certificate in advanced veterinary practice.

Emma Finnegan
Gabrielle Haughton

Gabrielle Haughton

Dr. Gabrielle Haughton DVM Dip CVA (IVAS) CFT BHSAI has extensive clinical experience specialising in integrative medicine. Gabrielle works with both equine and companion animals, especially within the competition sphere, using acupuncture and TCVM to ensure my patients continue to thrive in not just their competitive realms but everyday life. Gabrielle’s  other interests include soft tissue surgery, emergency and critical care medicine, regulatory and welfare issues, and the promotion and education of clients and veterinarians in the use of integrative medicine

Louis Hassett

Dr. Louis Hassett MVB BSc MRCVS, Roseville Veterinary Centre Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed vitae tristique leo. Proin pellentesque, massa venenatis eleifend accumsan, orci massa hendrerit ex, in tincidunt turpis purus non mi. Integer ornare risus iaculis nulla cursus, vel pharetra tellus convallis. Sed condimentum fermentum eleifend. Pellentesque libero justo, posuere vel dictum in, lobortis at leo. Suspendisse ornare justo eu diam efficitur, congue lobortis odio sodales. Nam viverra, risus non varius varius, sem orci aliquam odio, eu aliquet est ante at arcu.

Louis Hassett
Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross

Dr. Sarah Ross graduated from The University of Liverpool in 2008. After an initial spell in mixed practice she travelled to take up a role practicing stud medicine in Australia and has remained in equine practice since. A number of stud seasons in both hemispheres later, the love for treating sick foals and a desire to pursue a career in internal medicine were firmly cemented. Sarah subsequently completed an internship at Liphook Equine Hospital, followed by an equine medicine residency at the University of Bristol and became a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine by examination in 2018. Sarah’s passions are foal medicine and care of the pregnant mare.

Seán E Rooney

Dr. Seán E Rooney BVSc MRCVS trained at the University of Bristol before starting at a mixed practice in Hay-on-Wye in Wales before pursuing his interest in the Equine Veterinary field. He worked for leading equine veterinary surgeons at Rossdales Newmarket, Blaircourt Equine Clinic in Essex and with Shires Vets in Staffordshire. In August 2016 Seán returned home to work in a mixed practice in Rathfriland, under the mentorship of renowned equine veterinarian Mr. Terry Smith MVB MRCVS Cert Equine Sports Medicine. Seán subsequently set up his own equine practice providing 24hour Equine Veterinary care. Seán is well known for organising and delivering client information evenings, and is also the NI regional vet for the Riding for the Disabled Association.

Seán Rooney
Shane Enright

Shane Enright

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Dr Sinead Devine

Dr. Sinead Devine Equine Field Service Clinician, MVB CVMA. Certified in Animal Chiropractic. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed vitae tristique leo. Proin pellentesque, massa venenatis eleifend accumsan, orci massa hendrerit ex, in tincidunt turpis purus non mi. Integer ornare risus iaculis nulla cursus, vel pharetra tellus convallis. Sed condimentum fermentum eleifend. Pellentesque libero justo, posuere vel dictum in, lobortis at leo. Suspendisse ornare justo eu diam efficitur, congue lobortis odio sodales. Nam viverra, risus non varius varius, sem orci aliquam odio, eu aliquet est ante at arcu.

Sinead Devine
Siobhan McAuliffe

Siobhan McAuliffe

Dr.  Siobhan McAuliffe MBV, DACVIM 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.

Susan Salter

Dr Susan Salter, BSc Hons, BVM&S, MRCVS is a  graduate of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Susan first travelled to Qatar to work alongside equine reproductive specialists at Al Shaqab’s internationally recognised breeding centre. She then worked in practice in Australia for a year before returning to Ireland to complete an internship in O’Byrne and Halley’s equine hospital in Tipperary. Susan subsequently trained in thearea of equine reproduction with world renowned stud medicine clinician John Newcombe. Susan’s primary focus lies in assisting sub-fertile and challenging-to-breed mares, and she shares her insights through contributions to veterinary journals and The Irish Field.

Susan Salter
Valerie Hyde

Valerie Hyde

Dr Valerie Hyde MVB graduated from UCD in 1990. Having spent one year in a small animal mixed practice in Yorkshire, she returned home to Kildare, and has since then combined clinical equine practice with running a stud farm in partnership with her husband, John Osborne MVB. Her specialist interests include Equine Anaesthesia, Stud Practice and Emergency Care. She is a Racecourse Vet at Naas and Punchestown racetracks and has attended professionally at a variety of equestrian events, including Tattersalls Three Day Event. She is also a Presale Vet Panelist at Goffs Sales Company.

Vincent O’Connor

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Vincent O'Connor
IEVA

William Coleman

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