Podiatry

Dr Luke Wells-Smith
Motion Equine Centre

Dr Luke Wells-Smith first started shoeing horses at age 15. Over the last 20 years, he has continued to refine his skills in equine veterinary podiatry, learning from some of the best veterinarians and farriers from throughout the world.

What is Equine Veterinary Podiatry? 

Equine Veterinary Podiatry uses the art of farriery and the science of veterinary medicine to diagnose and manage foot related lameness in the horse.

A good friend of Dr Luke’s, Dr Raul Bras from Rood and Riddle Equine Veterinary Podiatry department in Lexington, Kentucky describes what farriers and vets see when it comes to assessing the hoof;

‘Farriers are taught to look at the hoof from the outside in (ie external landmarks), while veterinarians are taught to look at the hoof from the inside out (ie using x-rays) when assessing the hoof’

What services does Dr Luke provide? 

Assessment of hoof health and lameness evaluation to understand how to best manage horses with a foot related lameness

Use of high quality x-rays and venograms to understand both hoof health and the biomechanics of the lower limb

3D scanning of the hoof and lower limb - COMING SOON

Ability to maintain horses barefoot with a range of different limb/hoof conformations at different life stages

Ability to maintain equine athletes in a wide variety of shoes so that they can perform at the highest level. Dr Luke works with all disciplines of both racing and sports horses

Ability to use and design therapeutic shoes for diseases of the hoof 

Ability to work with your farrier/trimmer to come up with a long term management plan to keep your horse competing

Provides a referral service and second opinion to veterinarians throughout Australia and overseas. This can be in clinic, on site, fly in-fly out or online through our Telehealth portal

Long term rehabilitation of chronic diseases such as laminitis at our facility in Kilmore

Sally Stott
Nurse

Sally joined the clinic at the start of 2019. Sally has qualifications including an Advanced Diploma in Equine Science, a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and is an EA recognised coach who specialises in riding with special needs.
Sally has worked in the horse industry her entire working life with experience in breeding and yearling prep, vet nursing as well as training and teaching. She has two teenage girls and works 5 days a week with us. Sally is an approachable person and a great asset to the team.

Sarah Millis
Practice Manager

Sarah started with Kilmore Equine Clinic in September 2019. She has worked as a vet nurse for 15 years across a mixture of small animal, mixed animal and equine practices. These clinics gave her a lot of opportunities to learn as a Surgical Nurse and Practice Manager. Sarah has a keen interest in surgery, high level patient care, educating clients and loves working outdoors.

Laura Little
Healthcare Plan Coordinator & Vet Nurse

Laura joined the clinic in early 2021. Laura completed a Diploma of Applied Science - Animal Technology in 2003 & has worked as an animal technician for many years. Laura has also worked at racing stables & studs and managed a large rural/produce store for many years doing a lot of work with equine nutrition. Laura works part-time at the clinic alongside running her own farm as a horse agistment property in Romsey. Laura has ridden & had horses her whole life & when she gets some downtime she enjoys riding dressage & spending time with her young family on their farm.

Sally Stott
Nurse

Sally joined the clinic at the start of 2019. Sally has qualifications including an Advanced Diploma in Equine Science, a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and is an EA recognised coach who specialises in riding with special needs.
Sally has worked in the horse industry her entire working life with experience in breeding and yearling prep, vet nursing as well as training and teaching. She has two teenage girls and works 5 days a week with us. Sally is an approachable person and a great asset to the team.

Sarah Millis
Practice Manager

Sarah started with Kilmore Equine Clinic in September 2019. She has worked as a vet nurse for 15 years across a mixture of small animal, mixed animal and equine practices. These clinics gave her a lot of opportunities to learn as a Surgical Nurse and Practice Manager. Sarah has a keen interest in surgery, high level patient care, educating clients and loves working outdoors.

Laura Little
Healthcare Plan Coordinator & Vet Nurse

Laura joined the clinic in early 2021. Laura completed a Diploma of Applied Science - Animal Technology in 2003 & has worked as an animal technician for many years. Laura has also worked at racing stables & studs and managed a large rural/produce store for many years doing a lot of work with equine nutrition. Laura works part-time at the clinic alongside running her own farm as a horse agistment property in Romsey. Laura has ridden & had horses her whole life & when she gets some downtime she enjoys riding dressage & spending time with her young family on their farm.

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