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Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am to 11:00am
After Hours Equine Emergencies are seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Meet Our Team

Veterinary Surgeons

Dr Allan Frogley - BVSc (Hons), MRCVS

Dr Allan Frogley

Allan was born in Lismore, in Northern NSW. Son of veterinary surgeon Jack Frogley, Allan learnt his love of horses and veterinary science from his influential father. He rode as an apprentice jockey in 1974/75, winning races around the Northern Rivers circuit.

Allan graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982 and spent five years working in the United Kingdom in high quality equine practices. Allan returned to Australia in 1988 where he worked for Randwick Equine Centre for a short time before branching out on his own to establish Warwick Farm Equine Centre in 1991. The practice moved into new premises in June 2001.

Allan is a racehorse owner and keen racing enthusiast. His wife Joanne is an accomplished rider, as are daughters Rebecca, Kanaelly and Raquel. In his spare time, Allan enjoys mountain bike riding, skiing, scuba-diving, and coaching his son’s rugby team.


Dr Jen Walker - BSc, BVSc, MRCVS

Dr Jen Walker

Jen moved to Australia from the UK and joined the practice in June 2008 after graduating from the University of Liverpool. Previously she completed a bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry at the university of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Jen completed a research project on the use of various parameters in predicting the prognosis of colic.

Jen started riding as a child, and now rides her brother’s ex-racehorse when at home in the UK. Her interests include scuba-diving, netball and running.


Dr Jessica Tanner - BVSc

 


Dr Nick Kannegieter - BVSc, Dip.Vet.Clin.Stud, Ph.D, FACVSc

Dr Nick Kannegieter

Dr Nick graduated in Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 1983 and undertook an internship at the university’s Rural Veterinary Centre in 1984. The next four years were spent at Massey University in New Zealand as a Junior Lecturer/Lecturer undertaking a PhD in laryngeal hemiplegia and receiving post graduate training in Equine surgery. He was admitted as a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Equine surgery in 1988.

Nick took up the position of Registrar in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Sydney University in 1990 and was Senior Registrar from 1992-1995. Nick Obtained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Surgery in 1990 and was granted Specialist registration in Equine Surgery by the NSW Veterinary Surgeons Board in 1991, by the ACT Vet Surgeons Board in 1997 and by Queensland in 2001. He was a member of the Executive of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association (AEVA) from 1990-2001 (President 1994), was on the AVA Board of Directors from 1996-2001 and is currently Chairman of the AVA Insurance Advisory Committee.

Nick has been an examiner, at Fellowship level, for the ANZCVSc in Equine Surgery since 1997. He has published approximately 25 scientific papers with special interests in respiratory tract and orthopaedic surgery, particularly arthroscopy. Since 1996, Nick has been a Consultant Equine Surgeon in Private practice, providing surgical services and second opinions on cases and radiographs for veterinarians in equine clinics throughout NSW, the ACT, Queensland and other parts of Australia.

Dr Nick routinely consults with the veterinarians at Warwick Farm Equine Centre and operates at the clinic most Mondays.


Veterinary Nurses

Julie Berry

Julie Berry

Julie is our stable manager and equine nurse. Julie, along with her husband John, has been successfully training racehorses for 20 years. Her sons Tommy and Nathan are both jockeys and between them have won over 450 races.


Laura Englebrecht

Laura is our equine nurse, who is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has extensive knowledge and experience with horses. Laura is heavily envolved in the racing industry. Laura began riding trackwork when she was 16 and is now married to Ryan Englebrecht.


Office Staff

Joanne Frogley

Joanne works part-time in the office. Joanne grew up in New Zealand competing on the show jump circuit. She has always been passionate about horses, so no surprise she married an equine vet. Her time in recent years has been split between bringing up a large family (7 kids), running her own small business, and working at Warwick Farm Equine Centre. Hobbies include riding, mountain biking, and bush walking.


Sharon Johnson

Sharon Johnson

Sharon was born and bred in Tamworth and worked as a dental nurse for 9 years. She competed successfully in horse shows. She has always been involved in the racing industry and her father, brother, husband Bruce and daughter Chantelle are all ex-jockeys. She and Bruce began training in 1983. They moved to Sydney in 1987 to manage “Princes Farm” at Castlereagh, before moving to Rosehill to again take up training. Allan Frogley became their vet and personal friend. Sharon started working at Warwick Farm Equine Centre in April 2007 as a full-time accounts receivable clerk. Sharon and Bruce are racing enthusiasts and still have interests in racehorses. Her outside interests include going to the races, sewing, fishing and watching her son Kurt play soccer.


Linda Jones

Linda Jones

Linda works part time in the office. She has completed a secretarial studies course. Her work includes accounts payable, banking and computer operating. Linda has been working in the equine veterinary industry for over 20 years. Linda grew up around horses and she has competed in many show-jumping competitions. Linda enjoys spending time with her two children and her husband Mark, who is assistant track manager at Rosehill racecourse. She also enjoys spending time at her parent’s property and riding with her father.


Carol Hilton

Carol was general manager of a leading collection agency prior to starting with Warwick Farm Equine Centre in 1992. She specialises in credit control and in particular handling overdue accounts. Carol, and husband Wayne, have been racehorse owners and breeders for a number of years and have had some success in this field.