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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

DR KIRSTEN JACKSON
DR KIRSTEN JACKSONQualifications
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 Tory Ko-Peternelj

Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Tory completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch in 2019. After graduating she embarked on a gap year consisting mainly of travelling and visiting family in Europe as well as eventing on her own horses. She then spent some time working in the swan valley and now thoroughly enjoys her time working both at Oldbury Equine Vet and Dental Vet. Tory enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medicine and surgery including radiography and dentistry.

Outside of work, Tory enjoys riding and competing on her own horses, as well as going to the gym and spending weekends away camping throughout WA.

Dr TORY KO-PETERNELJ
Dr TORY KO-PETERNELJQualifications
BSc DVM
TARA RAMSAY
TARA RAMSAYQualifications
Dental Assistant

Tara Ramsay

Tara was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand before moving to Perth in 2011 with her husband, Alistair and 2 children, Caleb and Logan. Tara has always loved and been surrounded by animals but has always had a particular passion for horses.

She rode horses throughout her teens before having break and picking it up again in 2012. Having wanted to work with horses in some capacity, she pursued a course in bit fitting where she is working towards her accreditation with BitBank Australia. She started in her current role at Dental Vet in October 2020 and is now aspiring to undertake her Cert IV qualification in Veterinary Nursing.

Her menagerie consists of two horses – Fire, a 23yo Arab (retiree) and Ella, a 5yo Warmblood X GRP with plans to event in the near future. Lastly Felix, an 8yo longhair domestic cat who seems to have managed to successfully train her husband better than she has! When not working, she likes to spend time with friends and family, watching sport (cricket, her other passion!), riding and competing on her mare.