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New team vet for dressage

The British Equestrian Federation has appointed Dr Graham Munroe as World Class Performance Dressage Team veterinary surgeon

Dr Graham Munroe will replace John McEwen, who stepped down from his role as British Dressage team vet after the European Championships in 2001, although he retains his position as honorary veterinary advisor.

Dr Munroe, who was also honorary team veterinary surgeon for the British Horse Driving Trials Association , qualified as a vet in 1979. Since then, he has specialised in equine clinical practice, working at a number of well-known equine practices including Rossdale & Partners and Scott Dunn & Ward.

He was a clinician at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Veterinary Schools for 10 years, and now has his own equine consultancy in Berwickshire, Scotland.

In his role as dressage team vet Dr Munroe will attend major international events and advise the riders on their horses health and welfare during training.

Commenting on his new role Dr Munroe said: “I am particularly looking forward to working with the whole performance team to produce a structured and long-term approach to veterinary care for the dressage team horses.”

British Dressage performance manager, Ian Williams, said: “I’m delighted to welcome someone of Dr Munroe’s stature and experience on to the dressage management team. We will be working to give the British Dressage team the best possible preparation for the World Equestrian Games, the European Championships in 2003 and the Athens Olympics.”

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