Dr Peter Agnew
Peter grew up in the English countryside in ‘James Herriot’ country.
After graduating from Glasgow Vet School, Peter gained valuable experience in mixed practice – large, small and zoo – before focusing on his primary interest in large animals.
This lead to his becoming one of the first handful of vets in Europe registered to perform cattle embryo transfer, an industry which shut down when BSE (mad cow disease) was identified in the UK.
The resultant enforced career change led to an around the world trip, followed by a working holiday in Australia.
Peter worked as a Veterinary locum in most Australian states, before returning to the UK to take up a position with Peter Scott Dunn’s highly respected Equine Hospital.
This practice was established in the 1800’s and remains one of the UK’s leading Equine practices.
Much valuable experience was earned here over 2 years.The practice clientele included many International and Olympic equestrians as well as the Royal Family. His duties included officiating at Hickstead(showjumping), at International Eventing and at International Polo competitions.
He then returned to Australia, working in equine practices in the Hunter and Goulburn Valleys,before settling on the Sunshine Coast.
Here he purchased his present property, 104 acres of a former dairy farm at Belli Park.
The current practice was established on this property in 1999.
His aim is to provide a holistic approach to your horse’s illness or injury. To treat the immediate problem, but to also work to establish the underlying cause, be it pasture management, feed, training routine, saddle/tack fitting, foot balance, shoeing or any of the many other factors affecting a horses ability to remain disease and injury free, and perform to the best of its ability.
Member of :
Equine Veterinarians Australia
Australian Stud Book
Australian Veterinary Association
Queensland Veterinary Board Registration Number 2320