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Dr Jonathan Lumsden


Partner & Veterinarian

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Dr Jonathan Lumsden

Jonathan is a surgeon and Partner of the Illawarra Equine Centre and REC Specialist Equine where his practice includes referral surgery and lameness as well as routine racetrack practice.

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1987, Jonathan completed an internship under Professor David Hutchins BVSc at the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he went into general equine practice in Canberra until commencing an equine surgical residency at Michigan State University, USA. Jonathan completed a 3 year surgical residency and a Master’s Degree in the evaluation and surgery of the horse’s upper respiratory tract. He was awarded the best resident scientific presentation by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993. He subsequently worked as an emergency equine surgeon at Michigan State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994.Following this, he fulfilled a clinical appointment at Colorado State University before becoming the resident surgeon at the Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney, Australia in 1994.


Jonathan has served as an executive of the peak body representing equine veterinarians throughout Australia - Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) and was EVA President in 2006. He has been the recipient of the AEVA Reginald Pascoe Senior Clinical Prize, EVA Award for Excellence in the Equine Veterinary Field (Provet Award) and an Australian Veterinary Association Meritorious Service Award. He has authored and co-authored numerous refereed scientific articles and book chapters. Jonathan has a special interest in equine upper respiratory tract and arthroscopic surgery.

- Kazz
“In the past 2 days your vets came out several times to our very sick old girl. They were friendly and polite under the stressful circumstances were very thorough and honest in their diagnosis. Sadly we lost our beautiful girl, but the vets tried their very best. They went above my expectations and I cannot thank them enough for all their wonderful efforts.”  
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