Speakers

VetPD

Babiche Heil

DVM (Hons.), MSc., Dipl ACT, MANZCVS (reproduction)


 The Netherlands    New Zealand   

Australian Registered Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction; American Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction


Babiche joined Matamata Veterinary Services in December 2020 as part of our Reproduction Team.

Babiche graduated from Utrecht University in The Netherlands in 2010. After several years in mixed and equine practice Babiche did an internship at a large referral hospital in the Netherlands and one at VDL stud in equine reproduction. She developed a special interest in equine reproduction and went on to do several back-to-back stud seasons between The Netherlands, Western Australia and New Zealand.

In 2014 she moved to New Zealand to work as a stud vet in the Waikato and she started her residency in Theriogenology at Louisiana State University in the USA in 2017. During her residency she presented her research on the Metagenetic characterization of the equine uterine microbiome at the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction conference in Cambridge, UK and won the Michelle LeBlanc award for young presenters. After a year as resident vet on a large thoroughbred stud farm in Australia Babiche has come back to the Waikato to join our team. She is one of two American board certified Theriogenologists (veterinarians specialized in reproduction) at Matamata Veterinary Services and has a special interest in mare (in)fertility and endometritis.

Outside of work Babiche enjoys tramping and exploring the New Zealand backcountry.