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Chris Whitton

Chris Whitton BVSc FANZVCS PhD 

Chris is Professor of Equine Orthopaedics, a Specialist in Equine Surgery, and Head of the Equine Centre at Melbourne Veterinary School. He leads the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Program at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre a multidisciplinary research program funded by Racing Victoria, the Victorian State Government and the University of Melbourne, combining microstructural analysis, histopathology, biomechanics, epidemiology and mathematical modelling, dedicated to developing preventative training and management protocols for racehorses.  

Chris trained as a specialist equine surgeon at the University of Sydney, Australia, gaining Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Surgery by examination in 1995. He also completed a PhD at the University of Sydney in 1998 before moving to work at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England in 1996. He has worked at The University of Melbourne since 2004 as a Specialist surgeon and researcher.  

He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and contributed to 12 book chapters.   




Chris Whitton
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