Meet The Equine Practice Team!
All our Staff come from a variety of backgrounds and each have their own areas of expertise. One thing they all have in common is their love for keeping our clients much loved horses healthy and happy. Each and everyone of our team have and continue to up skill to be the best they can be in the positions they are in today.
Dr. Christian Borg graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Honours in 1996. He attended High School in both Australia and the United States, living in Virginia for 4 years. After graduation from vet school, Christian worked at the Flemington racetrack, working with some of the best trainers and horses in Australia. He then worked in the United Kingdom in numerous equine practices. It was here that he developed a love of general Equine practice, including working with eventing and dressage horses. During his 3 year stint in the UK, he returned to Australia during the spring carnival to work at Flemington. In addition, Christian worked in the UK during the Foot and Mouth outbreak, where he gained invaluable experience in biosecurity and epidemiology. Upon returing to Australia, he worked at the racetrack for a further 2 years. He then worked in a all-round equine practice just out of Melbourne for 4 years. In January 2008, Christian teamed up with Dr. Arnold Hennel to start The Equine Practice, based in the Yarra Valley. His areas of interest include lameness, eyes and wound management. Christian is married to Lydia, also a vet, and has 2 fantastic kids- Xavier and Maya.
Arnold graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999 and went on to work in mixed practice in northern Victoria for several years before returning to the Yarra Valley. On his return he worked alongside Dr Mike Bassett at the Lilydale Veterinary Clinic for a further 2.5 years, taking predominantly equine cases. It was in his next position with Epsom Veterinary Clinic at Caulfield that Arnold was fortunate enough to treat many exceptional racehorses, including a winner of the Caulfield Cup. In 2008, Arnold opened The Equine Practice in partnership Dr Christian Borg.
DR ADELE DE KRETSER BVSc (Hons)
Adele graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in Veterinary Science in 2011. She started her career at the Ballarat Equine Veterinary Hospital working with specialist surgeons and gained valuable experience. She then worked in other ambulatory practices' before joining The Equine Practice in 2016. She has a special interest in Medicine and Podiatry. Adele is a keen Eventer and will often be seen trail riding around the beautiful Yarra Valley. In her spare time, Adele enjoys hiking, camping and playing the cello in a string quartet.
DR ELIZABETH MCCREADY BVetmed (hons)
Lizzie graduated from the Royal Veterinary College with honors in 2016. Since graduating Lizzie undertook a hospital internship at a private UK hospital as well as working as an ambulatory equine vet. Lizzie rode to National level in eventing back in the UK and is looking forward to living the Australian lifestyle. In her spare time Lizzie enjoys outdoor sports, cooking and traveling the world.
SUE LEVISTON- Chief Organiser
Sue joined the team in May 2008 and has been by bossing them around ever since . Sue came to the practice with a background in office administration and family business management. She has lived in the Yarra Valley for 30 years and has a passion for all things horse. She spends her time outside of work playing with her horse and dog, Jelly and has a very busy social life.
MICHELLE COLEMAN - On Time Consultant
Michelle has been with The Equine Practice since July 2012, prior to coming to work with us she has spent many years working in reception and administration within the medical industry. Michelle enjoys answering the phones and having a good chat to our wonderful clients.
Faye joined The Equine Practice in June 2018. Faye has been a horse lover for many years and prior to joining the team she owned and managed a successful horse riding and agistment centre in the Yarra Valley. Faye is our social media extraordinaire and enjoys keeping the clinic looking spick and span.