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Dr David Railton

Dr David Railton


1989 University of Edinburgh Scotland

David is our visiting surgeon. He graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh in 1989. Following a year in mixed practice, David returned to “the Dick” to complete a three-year Horserace Betting Levy Board Residency in Equine Studies, during which time he undertook specialist training in equine surgery and also was awarded Master of Philosophy for a project researching chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

In 1994, David moved to Jamaica, West Indies and became the official veterinarian to Caymanas Park racetrack in Kingston. He also ran a private equine practice in Jamaica, where he developed an interest in equine stud practice.

In 1998, David moved to Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, Victoria where he worked primarily as a surgeon and developed his skills in reproductive medicine including Thoroughbred stud practice and artificial breeding in Standardbred horses. David gained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Horse Surgery in 2000.

David joined Scone Equine Hospital in 2003. His work involves equine surgery and stud medicine.