The Team

Dr Peter Harding, Ascot Equine Veterinarians, Ascot Equine vet, Performance horse, Racehorse

Dr Peter Harding

DIRECTOR

Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery & Adjunct Clinical Teacher Murdoch University

Hailing from a beef and sheep farm in the southern tablelands of NSW, Pete completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne. Since graduating, Pete has worked in Australia and UK before completing a residency in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch University. Pete completed a research Master’s degree in 2011 on ‘Local anti-microbial delivery systems for therapy of orthopaedic infections in the horse’. In 2013, he successfully passed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Diplomat examinations and is recognized as a Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery. Pete spent 2 years in the role of resident surgeon for one of Melbourne’s largest equine practices before returning to the west. He has a keen interest in lameness diagnosis, airway dysfunction and enthusiasm for all things surgical!

Dr Annemarie Cullimore, Ascot Equine Veterinarians, Ascot Equine vet, Performance horse, Racehorse

Dr Annemarie Cullimore

DIRECTOR

Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine & Diplomate, American College Veterinary Internal Medicine (LAIM)

Annemarie is an Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine. She graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2003, and spent time working in mixed animal practice in Ireland before immigrating to Australia. Annemarie then worked in a well reputed racetrack practice in Adelaide for four years, during which time she passed the Australian membership examination in equine surgery. In 2010, she made the move to Western Australia, and spent 6 years working at The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University. During this time she completed a three year specialist training programme in equine medicine and surgery, passed the ACVIM board specialist exam in large animal internal medicine and completed a research Master’s degree focussing on Inflammatory Airway Disease. She is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and one of the only specialists in Equine Medicine working in private practice in WA. Annemarie has a special interest in all things medicine ranging from sick foals, to poorly performing racehorses, to the geriatric paddock pet.

Dr Laura Cox

ASSOCIATE EQUINE VETERINARIAN
Dr Laura Cox has well grounded experience in all facets of equine veterinary practice however maintains a special interest in equine reproduction and broodmare management.  Laura graduated from the University College Dublin in 2009, and commenced her career as an equine stud vet in her homeland, Ireland. However after a few years Laura made the move down under with her  first stop in the beautiful surrounds of south west WA, where she continued to concentrate her veterinary focus on equine practice. Laura successfully undertook membership examinations to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine. After a few years down south Laura made the move to Baldivis Veterinary Hospital, in Perth’s south, where Laura continued her passion for equine veterinary practice, and successfully passed membership examinations to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Surgery. Laura provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team at Ascot Equine Vets.

Dr Anika Kalka

ASSOCIATE EQUINE VETERINARIAN
Originally from Tasmania, Anika sought out the sun and moved West to complete her veterinary degree at Murdoch University in 2016. After spending time gaining valuable experience in mixed practice in Geraldton, she decided to follow her passion for horses and joined the team at Ascot in August 2018. Anika loves all aspects of equine practice and has a special interest in equine dentistry. In her spare time, Anika enjoys bushwalking, rock climbing and sitting down with a good book.

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Trina Green

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Trina is our longest standing team member and has worked at Ascot Equine Veterinarians since it’s inception in 2006! Trina has always had a keen interest in the horse industry and competed on her own horse in dressage and eventing in her younger years. She manages the office and reception and is the first person that your are likely to encounter if you call us!

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Marie Bowman

REGISTERED EQUINE NURSE
Marie originally hails from the UK, and has spent her career devoted to horses. She qualified as a vet nurse in 2011, and joined the team at Ascot three years later. Marie has a natural way with horses, and a wide range of skills in all aspects of equine veterinary nursing. She is in charge of our surgical nursing needs and patients. Marie’s favourite time of year is foal time!

Jordy House

STABLE ATTENDANT
Jordy looks after our stable and yard area and also assists with horse handling. She has a wealth of horse experience under her belt, having been involved in the horse industry for over 15 years, and is currently studying animal science at Murdoch University. Jordy is also a certified equine sports massage therapist – so your horse may even be lucky enough to get a relaxing massage during their hospital stay!

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Jessica Battista

REGISTERED EQUINE NURSE

Jess originates from country Victoria, and gained valuable experience working in the Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding industries, before she decided to study vet nursing. Jess started at Ascot Equine Vets as a work experience veterinary nursing student! Since completing her CertIV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, she has continued on with us and now works in a full-time nursing role. Jess also has a passion for equine photography and is often seen out competing on her Pilbara Brumby.