Having grown-up in New Zealand, Matt Hanks graduated in 1998 from Massey University in New Zealand. He then went into large animal practice, dealing with all aspects of racehorse and stud medicine practice.
In February 2002 he arrived at the R(D)SVS and started an internship in equine reproduction, supervised by Prof. Elaine Watson. Following completion of this internship Matt moved into the Dick Vet Equine Practice where he is today, undertaking all aspects of general equine practice.
Every summer Matt manages and supervises the equine reproduction department at the R(D)SVS. Matt regularly takes time to speak to equine breed societies and was a guest speaker at the 2008 SEBA conference at Oatridge in Scotland.
Matt’s research interests are endometritis in mares and he is currently conducting research looking at equine stem cells kindly funded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
This article was published on May 8, 2013