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 & Diplomat, American College Veterinary Internal Medicine (LAIM)

Annemarie graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2003. Annemarie spent two years working in mixed animal practice in Ireland before immigrating to Australia. She then worked in racetrack practice in Adelaide for four years during which time she passed the Australian membership examination in equine surgery. In 2010, she moved 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 Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – the American certifying organisation for veterinary specialists in large animal internal medicine. Annemarie joined the team at Ascot in 2016 and has a special interest in all things medicine ranging from sick foals, to poorly performing racehorses, to the geriatric paddock pet.

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Dr Emma Hill

ASSOCIATE EQUINE VETERINARIAN
Emma originates from WA and completed her veterinary studies at Murdoch University in 2014. She is a familiar face at Ascot Equine Vets and fills the role of a general practice equine veterinarian. Emma enjoys the daily challenges of first opinion and referral practice. Her special interests include endoscopy, diagnostic imaging and neonatal foal medicine. Outside of work, Emma enjoys spending time with family, bushwalking and catching up with friends over a good bottle of wine.

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.

Dr Kim Rose, Ascot Equine Veterinarians, Ascot Equine vet, Performance horse, Racehorse

Dr Kim Rose

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CONSULTANT EQUINE VETERINARIAN
Graduating from Murdoch University, Kim’s career started in Bunbury before focusing on equine practice in Ascot. Over the past 30 years he has provided the racing and wider equine community with comprehensive veterinary care. Kim has extensive experience in all facets of equine surgery (arthroscopies, colic surgery, airway surgery, wound repair, etc.), along with a thorough knowledge regarding the investigation and management of lameness and airway dysfunction. Not only does Kim provide these services at Ascot Equine Vet’s premises, but also on a consultancy basis to a number of clinics in the Perth metropolitan region. In addition, Kim consults for Magic Millions and performs all the endoscopic airway examinations at the Magic Millions sales in Australia, where he also consults for buyers on prospective purchases. Kim is also a managing partner of Advanced Feeds, providing an in depth knowledge of horse nutrition and product formulation.

Dr Julia Vines, Ascot Equine Veterinarians, Ascot Equine vet, Performance horse, Racehorse

Dr Julia Vines

STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
ASSOCIATE EQUINE VETERINARIAN
Julia is a Murdoch University graduate and started her veterinary career in mixed practice in Mundaring before moving to Byford. In June 2000 Julia decided to pursue her veterinary interests of racing and performance horses, gaining extensive experience whilst practising in the Ascot area. In 2006 Julia and Kim founded Ascot Equine Veterinarians to provide a greater depth of quality equine veterinary care in the Perth region. Julia continues to pursue her passion in lameness diagnosis and poor performance evaluation in both sporting and racehorses.

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Trina Green

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Trina manages the clinic’s books and has been working at Ascot Equine Veterinarians since it’s inception.

Ascot Equine Veterinarians, Ascot Equine vet, Performance horse, Racehorse

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 early 2014. Over her years as a nurse, she has developed a wide range of skills in all fields of equine veterinary nursing and also manages the accounts. Marie’s favourite time of year is foal time!

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Kaitlyn Oldfield

REGISTERED EQUINE NURSE
Kaitlyn is an avid rider, hailing from the Perth Hills, with a passion for eventing. She currently competes on her off-the-track Thoroughbred at the 1.05m level with aspirations to achieve one star level in the near future. Kaitlyn completed her vet nurse training in December 2014 and joined the team at Ascot in August 2015. Kaitlyn thrives during the spring when she is happily inundated with foals to care for.

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Jessica Battista

REGISTERED EQUINE NURSE

Jessica is our newest addition to the nursing team. Originating from country Victoria, Jess gained valuable experience working in the Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding industries before she decided to study vet nursing. Jess  completed her CertIV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and has future ambitions to continue her studies into Veterinary Medicine. Jess also has a passion for equine photography and is often seen out competing on her Pilbara Brumby.