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 Steph Brooder

Dr Steph has moved to WA from Wagga Wagga, NSW with her beloved pooch ‘Memphis’, coming over to follow her passion for equine dentistry.

After graduating from veterinary school in 2014, Dr Steph then completed an internship at South Eastern Equine Hospital in Narre Warren, VIC, where she was then employed as an associate. In 2017 Steph relocated to an ambulatory equine position in rural NSW working for Riverina Equine Veterinary Services. It was here that Steph’s interest in equine dentistry really developed, and after attending numerous equine dentistry workshops and courses in Australia and around the world, she is now looking forward to committing to dentistry full-time. She is also currently studying for her membership examinations in equine dentistry, which will put her in an elite club (with Dr Kirsten!), with currently only 22 veterinarians across Australia and New Zealand with this qualification so she certainly takes her dentistry very seriously!

Dr Steph has ridden horses since she was 8YO, going through pony club and competing in dressage and eventing so has a deep love and respect for these amazing creatures. Acquiring a noble steed of her own is on Steph’s agenda once she’s settled in WA. In the meantime, she’s excited to explore everything WA has to offer on foot with Memphis at her heels.

DR STEPH BROODERQualifications
Veterinary Surgeon
BVSc (Hons), BVetBiol, MRCVS