Scone Equine Group Award for Excellence in Equine Surgery

Congratulations to Dr Ashley Vermeulen for successfully completing the membership examination in Equine Surgery. Ashley was awarded the Scone Equine Group prize for the best performed candidate in this year's examination.

Ashley graduated from the University of Sydney with an honors degree in Exercise and Sports Science and published on Equine Excercise Physiology and exercise testing in Thoroughbred racehorses. After several years working with racehorses throughout Australia and overseas, Ashley returned to study and completed a Veterinary degree at the University of Queensland. Ashley has worked as an Equine Veterinarian in Sydney, predominantly at Randwick, Rosehill and Warwick Farm racecouses. Ashley is now working at the Morphetville Equine Clinic.


Reg Pascoe Research Session prizewinner

Congratulations to Alexandra Jaarsma who was the inaugural winner of the Reg Pascoe ANZCVS Research session prize.

Alexandra presented her research entitled "Owner-reported respiratory disease in South Australian horses" and is currently working at the University of Adelaide veterinary hospital.

Equine Chapter Proceedings available

The Equine Chapter Proceedings are available for download from the link below

2018 Equine Chapter Proceedings

We look forward to seeing you all on the Gold Coast in a couple of days.


Equine Chapter Executive Committee

Equine Chapter Research session

The Equine Chapter Research session will be held again this year during our annual Science week program. It will be held on the 6th July 2018 and we encourage people to submit their abstracts for consideration. If selected to present your abstract, your presentation will be assessed by 2 independent assessors and if considered the best presentation will be awarded with a prize.

For more information please follow the link below:

Equine Chapter Research Session - Call for Abstracts

If any further information is required please email


The Equine Chapter now has it's own Facebook page!

Visit us on our Facebook site (ANZCVS Equine Chapter) and "like/follow" us to keep up to date with any news and interesting posts


Join us for the Equine Chapter program at Science Week 2018.

We have an exciting program this year which has an Emergency theme. We are extremely happy to announce that our key-note speaker is Professor Chris Sanchez from the University of Florida. We also have excellent local speakers including two specialists in the human field discussing traumatic brain injury and sepsis.


The preliminary program can be seen when you follow the link below:

Equine Chapter Program 2018

Look forward to seeing you on the Gold Coast in July!