Dr R Chris Whitton
BVSc, PhD, FACVSc

Head of the Equine Centre, Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery, Specialist in Equine Surgery


Chris coordinates the equine scintigraphy service and works as a specialist equine surgeon in the hospital. He began working at the Equine Centre in November 2004. Chris trained as a specialist at the University of Sydney and completed his PhD before moving to work with Dr Sue Dyson at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, a world leader in lameness investigation and imaging. He ran his own referral practice and scintigraphy unit at the Newcastle Equine Centre. Chris has lectured and published extensively on lameness matters. His current research interests are in prevention and diagnosis of injury in performance horses.

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