"Being admitted to the profession of Veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation, the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence."



max-wilson-141112Max was born and raised in the tiny town of Karara near Warwick in Queensland and attended Karara State School before completing secondary studies at Scots College in Warwick and at the Kings School in Sydney. He graduated with honours in Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1973. After a brief stint at Lismore in N.S.W. he commenced work at Oakey Veterinary Hospital. He remained in general practice there for 15 years and it was during this time that he developed an interest in Equine Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction.

He was accepted for membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Surgeons (M.A.C.V.Sc) in 1982 for Equine Surgery and has since done post-graduate study on measurement of the growth of the Equine Embryo and Foetus by ultrasound.

In 1984 he travelled to the University of California at Davis as a Visiting Professor. There he worked under Prof. Hughes for three months and studied equine reproduction, artificial insemination and embryo transfer.

In 1989 he established Wilson's Veterinary Services which grew rapidly to a five person mixed practice. Max sold the mixed practice in 1999.  He retained the equine part of the practice and moved the practice base to his home farm at Southbrook where the practice operates as Wilson's Equine Veterinary Services under the ownership of Equivet (Australia) Pty Ltd.

Max has worked extensively overseas – practicing in New Caledonia, Korea, Papua New Guinea and Thailand. Each year since 1996 he has travelled to the northern hemisphere to work the breeding season with John Newcombe in the Midlands, Jonathan Pycock in Yorkshire and more recently in the Loire Valley in France.

Apart from his interests in reproduction and stud medicine Max likes to work with pleasure horses and has special interest chiropractic and alternative medicine.

Max's mother is an Inglis so his roots are firmly in the horse industry. He comes from the era when children rode their horses five miles to school and let them go in the schoolyard. He currently has an interest in racehorses and breeds his own mares. It's pretty safe to assume that with this lifetime involvement with horses - he loves working with them.





robyn-woodward-141112Born in North Queensland, Robyn always had a passion for horses and was a competitor in local shows in hack and equestrian classes. After completing her Veterinary Science degree in 1976 she worked in mixed practice in North Queensland. From there Robyn took up an opportunity to commence a Masters Research project at the University of Queensland where she performed the first successful embryo transfer in Australia.

In 1990 Robyn worked at Scone Veterinary Hospital where she had reproductive and clinical responsibilities on thoroughbred and pleasure horse stud farms. In the same year she went on secondment from Scone to Berkshire in England for the northern hemisphere breeding season. This was a most exciting time with polo duties at Windsor Great Park, a veterinary stud role at Hampton Court, the Royal Mews at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

After her time in the UK Robyn then took up a position at the Orange Campus of the University of Sydney. This was followed by an appointment as the Horse Course Coordinator at Roseworthy Campus, the University of Adelaide. Both of these positions involved lecturing, clinical duties, resident stud veterinary duties and research.

Robyn joined Equivet Australia in 2002 where her talents in equine reproduction have developed the Equivet Breeding Centre into one of the leading centres for artificial breeding in Australia - specializing in embryo transfer for many of the top performance mares in the country. She is currently developing skills in ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) – the equine equivalent of IVF, a technique that may lead to being able to breed previously infertile mares.

Robyn continues to work the northern hemisphere breeding season in various breeding centres in Europe, the United Kingdom and America and is regarded with high esteem by her veterinary colleagues around the world.


suzanne-brochure Susanne graduated in engineering in Germany and worked on projects in the Asia Pacific region for 8 years. In 1998 she migrated to Australia and in 2003, after following her life-long passion she completed her veterinary science degree – graduating with honors.

After graduation Susanne joined the staff at Equivet Australia. She has a special interest in reproduction, stud medicine & dentistry and is a of great assitance in the Equine Breeding Centre embryo transfer programme where she is resonsible for synchronizing the recipient mares with donor mares. Susanne lives on a property at Pilton where she breeds, trains & shows her Harmony Hills Andalusian horses. When Susanne is not working she takes special pride in competing at Dressage and Equitation events on her Andalusian stallions.