Catherine Russell



Australian Specialist in Equine Surgery

Catherine graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995. She worked in mixed and equine practice in Australia and England and joined Scone Equine Hospital in 2000. She has practiced as a stud resident veterinarian and took part in Scone Equine Hospital’s exchange program with Newmarket Equine Hospital. Once back from the UK she began working at the Scone Equine Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in the spring of 2002. Under the mentorship of Dr Jane Axon she began her training for specialisation in equine medicine and gained Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Medicine in 2003. She spent six months as a Fellow of Equine Perinatology and Neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Centre under Professor Jon Palmer and Dr Pamela Wilkins and gained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2007. Catherine is a registered specialist in Equine Medicine and has published in peer reviewed journals and equine veterinary textbooks. She has been awarded the Norman Larkin Award for an abstract presented at the Bain Fallon Equine Conference in 2008, the Peter Irwin Literary Award in 2009 and presented an award by the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists for a publication in the Australian Veterinary Journal in 2009.

Catherine is the Scientific Editor of the Australian Equine Veterinarian and the Co-Ordinator of the Upper Hunter Branch of the Australian Veterinary Association.