Senior Orthopaedic Clinician
RCVS Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine
Annamaria has an equine background; she started riding as a small child and later competed in show-jumping at national level in Hungary. Annamaria is a 4* FEI endurance veterinarian and has worked as a team veterinarian for the British Development Squad and the Hungarian Young Rider Team. She has also supported individual endurance riders at international rides and championships. In these roles she has developed a keen interest in lameness and poor performance in endurance horses and has recognised the challenge of diagnosing their underlying causes.
Although Annamaria has a special interest in performance horses (particularly endurance) and advanced diagnostic imaging, she equally enthusiastic about diagnosing and treating lameness of pleasure horses that are often of high emotional value.
Annamaria qualified in 2004 in Hungary. After two internships at Dubai Equine Hospital and the Animal Health Trust, she spent some time in an equine ambulatory practice and then completed a residency in equine diagnostic imaging at the University of Bristol. Following her residency she worked as an equine orthopaedic clinician at the AHT. Annamaria was awarded an RCVS Fellowship for her thesis on magnetic resonance imaging of the carpus and proximal metacarpal region and a PhD for her work on epidemiology of eliminations from international endurance rides. Annamaria has published over 20 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been a speaker at national and international conferences.
DrMedVet PhD DipACVSMR FRCVS
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU