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Jonathan Lumsden

BVSc, Diploma VCS, MS, Diplomate ACVS Specialist Equine Surgeon

BVSc- Sydney University 1987

Internship- Sydney University 1988

Residency- Michigan State University 1993

Board Certified in Surgery (American College of Veterinary Surgeons) 1994

Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery (NSW) in 1995

After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1987, Jonathan completed an internship under Professor David Hutchins BVSc at the University of Sydney. Subsequently, he went into general equine practice in Canberra until commencing an equine surgical residency at Michigan State University, USA. Jonathan completed a 3 year surgical residency and a Master’s Degree in the evaluation and surgery of the horse’s upper respiratory tract. He was awarded the best resident scientific presentation by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1993. He subsequently worked as an emergency equine surgeon at Michigan State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994.Following this, he fulfilled a clinical appointment at Colorado State University before becoming the resident surgeon at the Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney, Australia in 1994.

Jonathan is a surgeon and partner of the Randwick Equine Centre where his practice includes referral surgery and lameness as well as routine racetrack practice. He is actively involved in the Randwick Equine Centre internship and residency training program which has trained over 40 interns that have gone on to post-graduate residency programs and private practice. Jonathan has served as an executive of the peak body representing equine veterinarians throughout Australia - Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA) and was EVA President in 2006. He has been the recipient of the AEVA Reginald Pascoe Senior Clinical Prize, EVA Award for Excellence in the Equine Veterinary Field (Provet Award) and an Australian Veterinary Association Meritorious Service Award. He has authored and co-authored numerous refereed scientific articles and book chapters. Jonathan has a special interest in equine upper respiratory tract and arthroscopic surgery.


Title Publication Year
Dynamic respiratory endoscopic findings pre- and post laryngoplasty in Thoroughbred racehorses. Leutton JL, Lumsden JM. Equine Vet J. 2014 Equine Vet J 2014
Evaluation of partial arytenoidectomy as a treatment for equine laryngeal hemiplegia.J. M. Lumsden, F. J. Derkesen, J. A. Stick, N. E. Robinson and F. A. Nickels. Equine Vet. J. (1994) 26 (2) 125-129 Equine Vet J 1994
Idiopathic haemarthrosis in eight horses. SA Vallance, JM Lumsden, AP Begg and CB O’Sullivan. Australian Vet J. Volume 90, No 6, June 2012 Aust Vet J 2012
Idiopathic mucosal lesions of the arytenoid cartilages of 21 Thoroughbred yearlings: 1997–2001.G. Kelly, J. M. Lumsden, G. Dunkerly, T. Williams and D. R. Hutchins. Equine Vet. J. (2003) 35 (3) 276-281. Equine Vet J 2003
Intravenous Continuous Infusion of Lidocaine for Treatment of Equine Ileus. Vet Surgery. 35:60–66, 2006. Vet Surgery 2006
Subchondral cystic lesions of the proximal extremity of the tibia in horses:12 cases (1983–2000). J A. Textor, DVM; A J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, DACVS; J Lumsden, BVSc, MS, DACVS; N G. Ducharme, DMV, MSc, DACVS. JAVMA, Vol 218, No. 3, Feb 2001. Am Vet Med Assoc 2001
Suspected immune-mediated polysynovitis and serositis in a horse. J M Lumsden. Australian Veterinary Journal, Vol. 67, No. 12, December, 1990 Aust Vet J 1990
Unusual osteochondral lesions of the talus in a horse. CM Simpson and JM Lumsden. Aust Vet J Vol 79, No 11, November 2001. Aust Vet J 2001
Vallance SA, Lumsden JM, Idiopathic haemarthrosis in eight horses.Begg AP, O'Sullivan CB. Aust Vet J. 2012 Jun;90(6):214-20 Aust Vet J 2012