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Chris O’Sullivan

BVSc Dip VCS MS MACVSc Diplomate ACVS Specialist Equine Surgeon

BVSc- The University of Sydney 1995

Internship- Sydney University 1996

Residency- The Ohio State University 2003

Board Certified in Equine Surgery (American College of Veterinary Surgeons) 2004

Practice focus: Surgery (Orthopedic, Soft Tissue and Minimially Invasive Surgery), Racetrack Practice, Yearling Radiology, Sports Medicine and Regenerative Medicine.

Chris graduated from the University of Sydney and stayed on completing an internship at Camden. He joined the Randwick Equine Centre in 1997 and in mid 2000 left to further his training in surgery undertaking a residency at The Ohio State University in the USA. Chris obtained specialist status in the USA returning to Randwick Equine Centre in 2003, becoming a partner in 2008. 

Chris has multiple first author publications and a text book chapter. Chris services Sydney racetracks and is predominately based in the hospital at Randwick. He also travels as a consultant to NSW Southern Highlands and South Coast.


Title Publication Year
Distal third metacarpal bone palmar cortical stress fractures in four Thoroughbred racehorses. C. B. O’Sullivan and J. M. Lumsden. Equine vet. Educ. (2002) 14 (2) 70-76. Equine Vet Ed 2002
Effect of laser shock peening on fatigue life and surface characteristics of stainless steel cortical bone screws. Christopher B. O’Sullivan, BVSc, MS; Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD; Alan S. Litsky, MD, ScD;James T. Robertson, DVM. AJVR, Vol 65, July 2004. American J of Vet Research 2004
Injuries of the Flexor Tendons: Focus on the Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon. Clin Tech Equine Pract 6:189-197, 2007. Clin Tech Equine Practice 2007
Nonsurgical management of type II fractures of the distal phalanx in 48 Standardbred horses. CB O’Sullivan, AJ Dart, N Malkides, RJ Rawlinson, Dr Hutchins and Dr Hodgson. Aust Vet J Vol 77, No 8, August 1999. Aust Vet J 1999
Stress fractures of the tibia and humerus in Thoroughbred racehorses: 99 cases (1992-2000). O'Sullivan CB, Lumsden JM. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2003 Feb 15;222(4):491-8 Am Vet Med Assoc 2003
Veterinary aspects of training Thoroughbred racehorses (Book Chapter) O'Sullivan CB, Lumsden JM. In: Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery (2nd ed) Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Geor RJ editors. 2014, chapter 48, pp1013-1036 Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery (2nd ed) 2014
Veterinary aspects of training Thoroughbred racehorses. Christopher B. O’Sullivan Jonathan M. Lumsden. Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Chapter 48. Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2014