Bill is a founding director of the Morphettville Equine Clinic and has been providing surgical and diagnostic services to our clients since 1984. He has a wide knowledge of Equine surgery and sports medicine with many years of treating performance horses. His main areas of interest are in joint surgery and reconstructive surgery where he applies knowledge from his regular visits and training overseas. Bill has retired but provides consulting services to the business.
Todd graduated from the University of Queensland in 1989 and after 7 years in practice, embarked on a 10 year academic career working in Veterinary schools in Australia and the UK. At Liverpool University he became a specialist in Equine Surgery under the guidance of the great Professor Barrie Edwards. Todd then moved to Edinburgh University where he became Director of the Equine Hospital, before joining the practice in 2006. Todd brings a wide range of specialist services to our clients such as orthopaedics, airway surgery, laparoscopy and advanced abdominal surgery. Todd examines for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and is an internationally recognised RCVS, European and Australian recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery.
Andrew graduated with an Honours degree in Rural Science from the University of New England in 1990 and from Murdoch University with a Veterinary degree in 1996. He joined Morphettville Equine Clinic in 1997 as an associate and became a director in 2007. Andrew was a member of the Australian Equestrian Team Veterinary Panel between 2000-2012 and was a member of the resident team of veterinarians at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the Australian Equestrian team for the Beijing Olympics and World Equestrian Games in 2002 and 2006. Andrew and his wife operate and run ‘Argyl Stud’ and breed mainly show horses along with the occasional performance horse.
Holly graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998. Following several years working in mixed practice interstate and in the United Kingdom she returned to her hometown of Adelaide. Holly joined the Morphettville Equine Clinic in June 2008. Holly was awarded her memberships to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine in July 2010 and Equine Surgery in July 2012. Her equine medicine interests include respiratory, gastrointestinal disease and intensive care. She also has extensive experience in racetrack and performance work with a special interest in lameness and respiratory issues. She is an Official FEI veterinarian regularly attending Adelaide Horse Trials and major interstate FEI horse events. She is currently an executive committee member of Equine Veterinarians Australia. She has been a director of Horsemed SA since 2012. Her interests outside of work include showjumping, snow skiing and travel.
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 racecourses.
Fran graduated from The University of Bristol in the U.K. in 2018. Following 3.5 years working in a busy mixed practice in the U.K, Fran joined us as an Associate at the start of 2022.
Her main interests lie in Internal and Emergency medicine but she has a growing interest in performance horse and racetrack work.
Fran comes from a rural farming background and regularly competed her sports horse “Louis” in various disciplines in the U.K.
In her spare time, Fran enjoys an active lifestyle as a keen netball player and is looking to take up surfing since moving across the pond.
Laura is our CEO, she has an MBA with the University of South Australia, an Advanced Certificate of Accounting and has worked interstate and overseas. She has held senior management roles in the medical, legal, disability and travel industries and loves streamlining businesses. Laura loves horses and loves working with the Morphettville and Echunga teams.
Growing up around horses, it was only a matter of time before Cas ended up working in the equine industry. After completing a week’s work experience at Morphettville Equine Clinic in year 12, Cas was offered a nursing position the following year. Cas enjoys the challenges that nursing offers and that there is something different every day. She also owns both Quarter Horses, which she competes in roping events, and Thoroughbreds which she races with her partner.
Bec has worked with horses for her whole career, starting out as an apprentice jockey at Morphettville before going on to be a foreman for several leading trainers. Bec was lucky enough to travel all around Australia riding and working with top horses, her favourite being multiple Group 1 winner Durbridge. Bec joined the Morphettville Equine Clinic team in 2004 as an equine vet nurse, and enjoys all aspects of the job, particularly providing nursing care for our critically ill patients. She is also in charge of running our pharmacy department, and is trained in advanced pathology techniques for our in house laboratory. Outside of work Rebecca enjoys hot yoga and competing for Australia in marathons.
Chloe has worked in the Thoroughbred industry since 2006, having completed her “Diploma of Equine Stud Management” at The National Centre of Equine Education. She worked at several high profile Thoroughbred studs in both Victoria and South Australia, before realizing her passion lay in yearling preparation. Chloe went on to work with yearlings for 8 years in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, culminating in joining the world famous Highclere Stud in the UK. In 2012, Chloe returned to Adelaide to start a family and joined the team here at Morphettville Equine Clinic. Chloe has trained extensively for her current role as the primary surgery nurse, and thoroughly enjoys the challenge of assisting the surgeons on a day to day basis.
Olivia has been riding horses since she was very young, which led to her to completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Olivia enjoys eventing and show jumping with her off the track thoroughbred and looks forward to competing him in the future. Olivia became interested in small animal nursing whilst working at Beau’s Pet Hotel with dogs and cats. However, she realised her passion was equine nursing after working closely with thoroughbreds at Squillani Park and accepted a position at Morphettville Equine Clinic in October 2020. Olivia enjoys working with horses here at Morphettville Equine Clinic and loves gaining new skills every day. When not at work Olivia enjoys camping and spending weekends at the river.
Jacinta comes from a harness racing background with both sides of her family having been involved in the sport. She has been riding and driving ponies in the sulky for as long as she can remember. It has been Jacinta’s dream to become an equine veterinarian. She graduated from a Bachelor of Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Adelaide in 2020 and commenced the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide in 2021. Through her employment as a Swab Assistant at Harness Racing South Australia, she was approached and offered a part-time position at Morphettville Equine Clinic.
Lauren has been around horses since she was very young and has worked in many equine disciplines including dressage, eventing and show jumping stables. She moved to Australia with her family in 2004 from the UK and has since immersed herself in the thoroughbred industry. Lauren has worked in many racing stables in both South Australia and Victoria; a highlight being when she strapped Beluga Blue, the winner of the Hill Smith Stakes. Through her work in the racing industry, she was offered a job at Morphettville Equine Clinic in 2017. Lauren has a particular interest in yearling pre-sale evaluation and surgery nursing. She will be commencing a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2022 to extend her knowledge in veterinary care.
Jackie’s experience in the veterinary industry is extensive, having started working as a small animal nurse aged 18. She then moved to the UK for 2 years to follow her passion for horses, working at high level equestrian facilities whilst improving her own riding, training and equine knowledge. On her return to Australia, she purchased a future dressage champion who turned out to be very accident prone, which lead Jackie to realise a job in an equine clinic would be the ideal use of her skills and knowledge! She has been a valuable member of the Morphettville Equine Clinic team since 1996, and is a familiar face to many clients manning the phones and the front desk.
Andrea has been around horses since she was young, and with her love for all animals it was only natural she ended up working in the veterinary industry. She is one of our longest standing employees, having worked at the Morphettville Equine Clinic since 1996. Andrea runs the day to day business at the clinic, including communications, scheduling, account keeping and managing horse syndication. She enjoys working as part of a close knit team, and negotiating the new challenges that each day working in a busy veterinary clinic can bring.
Christine has been involved in Thoroughbred racing for many years, before moving into the veterinary field. She worked at the Ballarat Equine Clinic for 24 years, being part of this clinic’s transformation from a small ambulatory facility to a large referral hospital. In her role there she supervised and trainer office staff, managed accounts, scheduled appointments and provided clerical assistance to the specialist surgeons. Christine moved back to her home state and joined us at the Morphettville Equine Clinic in early 2018. She is already an integral part of the team, and is looking forward to getting to know our clients and working on account management and client communication.
Briony has many years’ experience in various roles within the horse industry. Briony has competed in most equestrian disciplines from a young age before dedicating her time solely to Show Jumping as a teenager. She has competed at National level, has been a member of the National Young rider squad as well as being a member of the SA Jumping squad for many years. Briony enjoys training young horses, working with pre-trainers and competing her Show Jumpers. She joined the team at the start of the 2022 to assist in the office.
Jess was born in the Northern Territory, where her passion for horses began. She grew up doing pony club and barrel racing before moving to South Australia in 2014. She completed her high schooling at Urrbrae Agricultural High School, while continuing to spend time with her horses playing Polocrosse. Jess has represented South Australia at numerous national Polocrosse events and hopes to continue this in the future. While also undertaking year 12, Jess completed her Certificate III in Rural Operations. Since finishing school in 2021, Jess started at Morphettville Equine Clinic as a stable hand with plans to begin her Bachelor of Equine Science in March 2022.