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Dr Anushka von Oppen

BS, BVMS, MANZCVS, IAVC Cert (chiro)

Dr Anushka von Oppen is an experienced and talented equine veterinarian who concentrates on the diagnosis and management of lameness in the sport horse. Her focus on addressing poor performance in the equine athlete centres around her particular interest in the neck, back, sacroiliac and lumbosacral joints and is assisted by her extensive experience in advanced ultrasonography.

Anushka developed her advanced ultrasonography skills working closely with world leading lameness clinician and ultrasonographer, Pr. Jean-Marie Denoix. During her time in France with Pr. Denoix, Anushka honed her eye for low grade lameness and developed a

passion for using knowledge and technology to both diagnose existing problems and to work toward preventing future issues. During this time, Anushka completed all 8 modules of the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) course and also enjoyed the honour of translating Pr. Denoix’s latest biomechanics text, “Biomechanics and Physical Training of the Horse” from French to English. To complement her diagnostic skills and to provide another level of performance management to her sport horse patients, Anushka has attended a veterinary chiropractic course in Germany through the International Association of Veterinary Chiropractic (IAVC).

Since returning to Australia, Anushka has held the position of Senior Clinician at a major Western Australian veterinary clinic where she concentrated on the management of lameness and poor performance in the sport horse. She has also held assistant teaching and research positions at the Murdoch University Veterinary School in WA and the University of Melbourne in Victoria. Anushka is an FEI Veterinary Official, Permitted Treating Veterinarian and Testing Veterinarian. Anushka’s involvement with Motion Equine Centre brings an additional level of expertise in the overall management of high level equine athletes. Her areas of interest and specialisation are an important part of the MEC quest to provide objective assessment and proactive management of the equine athlete’s overall health, fitness, gait and movement.

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