Dr. Mark Ethell
BVSc, MVetClinStud, MACVSc, Diplomate ACVS, Specialist Equine Surgeon
Mark joined Canberra Equine Hospital as a Managing Partner and Specialist Equine Surgeon in January 2002 and his interests include all aspects of equine surgery and lameness.
As a result of his advanced surgical training and success in examinations, Mark is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. This qualification is highly regarded down under and has allowed Mark to register as a Specialist in Equine Surgery in Australia and New Zealand. Mark was awarded a Master’s degree by the University of Sydney in 1997. Mark is a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Equine Surgery, and he became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Biomedical Scientists in 2007.
Mark is a great contributor to the veterinary profession. He has served as President of the ACT Division of the Australian Veterinary Association as well as on the AVA’s National Policy Council. Mark also served on the Committee of the Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association and was the inaugural President of the Australian Veterinary Business Association and still sits on the Board.
Mark is a committed family man and with his wife, Sally, they manage the hectic lives of four children, two dogs, two cats and numerous goldfish.
Emeritus Professor Reuben Rose
BVSc DVSc DipVetAn PhD, FRCVS
Reuben Rose is an internationally recognised authority in equine medicine and horse performance problems. After graduating from the University of Sydney and postgraduate work, he became a partner in an equine/mixed practice in New Zealand. Most of his career since then has been spent at the University of Sydney veterinary school where he was the Director of the Equine Performance Laboratory and later Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science. Reuben also has been a Visiting Professor at Washington State University and was the Appleton Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Florida. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Doctor of Veterinary Science for his contributions to research in the field of equine exercise physiology. Reuben has published more than 200 scientfic papers and a number of best-selling veterinary textbooks, including Manual of Equine Practice and The Athletic Horse, edited with Professor David Hodgson. He has received a number of academic awards including the Gilruth Prize, the highest award of the Australian Veterinary Association. Reuben currently runs the family grazing property in the Snowy Mountains of southern NSW and has his own horses.