Jonathan Lumsden

BVSc, Diploma VCS, MS, Dipl.ACVS


American Specialist in Veterinary Surgery

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1987, Jonathan completed an internship under Professor David Hutchins BVSc at the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he went into general equine practice in Canberra until commencing an equine surgical residency at Michigan State University, USA. Jonathan completed a 3 year surgical residency and a Master’s Degree in the evaluation and surgery of the horse’s upper respiratory tract. He was awarded the best resident scientific presentation by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993. He subsequently worked as an emergency equine surgeon at Michigan State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994. Following this, he fulfilled a clinical appointment at Colorado State University before becoming the resident surgeon at REC in Sydney, Australia in 1994.

Jonathan is a surgeon and partner of the REC Equine Specialists where his practice includes referral surgery and lameness as well as routine racetrack practice. He is actively involved in the REC Equine internship and residency training program which has trained over 40 interns that have gone on to post-graduate residency programs and private practice. Jonathan has served as an executive of the peak body representing equine veterinarians throughout Australia - Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) and was EVA President in 2006. He has been the recipient of the AEVA Reginald Pascoe Senior Clinical Prize, EVA Award for Excellence in the Equine Veterinary Field (Provet Award) and an Australian Veterinary Association Meritorious Service Award. He has authored and co-authored numerous refereed scientific articles and book chapters. Jonathan has a special interest in equine upper respiratory tract and arthroscopic surgery.