Dr Kirsten Jackson

Dr Jackson has been passionate about horses and their care since childhood. She is a qualified and highly experienced veterinarian who has continued her education and qualifications in veterinary equine dentistry.

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Dr Kirsten Jackson

Veterinary Surgeon
BSc BVMS (hons)
MANZCVS (Equine Dentistry)

In 2007, Dr Kirsten Jackson completed her veterinary studies at Murdoch University, Western Australia, passing her degree with honours. Immediately after, she worked as an equine veterinarian for just over two years. During this time, she treated a wide variety of cases, allowing her to gain a broad knowledge of equine veterinary medicine and surgery. Dr Kirsten Jackson did most of the dentistry work at the practice and quickly realised it was a huge area of often undiagnosed pain in horses. This led her to complete numerous courses in equine dentistry and develop a keen interest in the subject.

In 2010, Dr Kirsten Jackson started ‘Dental Vet’ as she could see there was a genuine need in Western Australia for quality dental care. In 2012, she became one of only a few veterinarians across Australia and New Zealand to achieve Australia’s highest qualification in equine dentistry. After extensive examination, she became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Dentistry.

Dr Kirsten Jackson is passionate about equine dentistry and continued her education, having completed numerous courses in advanced horse dentistry, worldwide. She travels the world to spend time with and learn from veterinary dental specialists who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in equine dentistry. She also collaborates with human dentists to help progress what is possible in her equine patients. Dr Jackson is passionate about bringing this knowledge back to Western Australia to ensure horses here are provided with the very best care and up-to-date techniques and equipment the world has to offer.

Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for the animal charity Animal Aid Abroad.

Dr Alex Rees

Dr Alex Rees joined the team at Dental Vet in 2019 after undertaking an internship at an equine referral practice in California’s Bay Area in America. During this time she treated a wide variety of cases at the busy referral hospital.

As a Murdoch University graduate she was happy to return home to Perth and is thrilled to be pursuing her interest in wellness care and dentistry, and to be joining a dedicated, innovative team.

Outside of work, Alex is a keen dressage rider and particularly enjoys using equitation science in her horses’ training. She is also very involved in helping the Gili Island ponies, having volunteered her time and expertise there numerous times.

DR ALEX REESQualifications
Veterinary Surgeon
Murdoch University graduate
GABBY BARHAMQualifications
Veterinary Nurse

Gabby Barham

Gabby has been passionate about animals and their care from a young age and is thrilled to be able to turn that passion into a career as a veterinary nurse. She has had experience in both small animal and equine and has a strong interest in welfare, having worked as a nurse in animal shelters. She is driven to make a difference and is loving being able to combine her passions for horses and welfare and be able to help horses thrive as part of the Dental Vet team.

When not working Gabby enjoys riding and jumping her horse Merc and spending time with her dog Leo.