BVSc Melb G. Dip ABM, GCLTHE
Raquel graduated from BVSc Melbourne University in 2004. She worked in mixed practice in Australia and overseas for 8 years, before branching into her own mobile based practice. Since 2012 Raquel has worked in the Equine Industry treating horses and dogs with Muscle Release Therapy and completing a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine, encompassing chiropractic and osteopathic techniques as well as Rehabilitation in 2016.
Raquel has studied many therapies including the Masterson Method, Equine EcoSomatics (Craniosacral), Vetkin Taping, Saddle fitting and Laser (Photobiomodulation) therapy.
In 2015 she began teaching clinics in Equine Anatomy and Palpation, Equine Biomechanics, Equine Veterinary Biomechanical Assessment and Equine Vetkin taping, to practitioners and horse people Nationally and Internationally. Raquel has a special interest in Anatomy and Biomechanics of the horse investigating this through Equine dissections.
In 2018 Raquel became the president of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals of Australia.
Raquel is very passionate about Equine injury rehabilitation and for rehabilitation to become an integral aspect of the Veterinary profession.
Research and teaching Interests
May-Davis S, Brown. WY, Shorter. K, Vermeulen. Z, Butler. R, Koekoek. M. A novel non-invasive selection criterion for the preservation of primitive Dutch Konik horses. J Animals. 2018.