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Meet Our Practitioners
Andrea Ryan MVB MRCVS CertEP Cert EM(Stud Med).
Andrea qualified from UCD veterinary college in Dublin in 1994 and since has accumulated almost 20 years experience in equine practice. During this time, she has worked in England, New Zealand and England again before returning to Ireland to set up her own veterinary practice. In 2001, she was awarded a certificate in equine practice by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She then went on to specialise in equine reproduction and stud medicine and in 2009 was awarded a certificate in stud medicine by the Royal College. She now jointly runs Kilcash Equine Clinic with her main areas of interest being stud medicine and reproductive problems in barren mares.
Shane Ryan MVB MRCVS CertAVP (ESST).
Shane qualified from UCD in 1994 and having spent the first two years in mixed practice, he then specialised in equine practice both in the UK and Ireland. In 2011, he completed a two year advanced veterinary degree through the University of Liverpool and was awarded a Certificate in equine soft tissue surgery by the Royal College. He now shares the running of Kilcash Equine Clinic with his wife Andrea and interests include racehorse medicine and surgery.
Carmel Welsh BSc BVM&S Cert AVP (Stud Med) MRCVS
Carmel was raised on a large mixed farm and stud in Callan, Co. Kilkenny. During her school and university years, she worked on many well run busy thoroughbred studs assisting with all aspects of stud management and veterinary care. She graduated from Hartpury College, University West of England with an honours degree in Equine Science in 2003, whilst working at Tweenhills Farm & Stud. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and immediately following graduation worked for a stud season in Western Australia gaining extensive equine practice skills in all aspects of equine reproduction from stallion collection, semen processing and all elements of mare reproductive management and foal intensive care. On her return from Australia, Carmel was employed by Scott Dunn's Equine Clinic as an ambulatory veterinary assistant to concentrate on developing the stud side of the practice. This position allowed her to advance her equine practice clinical skills whilst concentrating most of my time on stud work during the season. Carmel was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Stud Medicine in April 2015. She now joins Kilcash Equine Clinic with her main areas of interest being stallion, mare and foal medicine including advanced techniques such as embryo transfer and semen processing.