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Gracie qualified as an equine Thermographic Technician in early 2019, launching internationally renowned company SyncThermology in Australia and is now a leading Senior Imaging Consultant for Vet-IR.  Working alongside Vets, Vet-IR brings accurate, reliable and repeatable data to assist with vet diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of many species. Together the Vet-IR team of Veterinary surgeons and consultants hold over 100 years of experience in animal thermography.

Gracie’s own experiences of frustration and expense in dealing with difficult to diagnose lameness and finding the cause of pain and behavioural issues are what led her to thermography. She is incredibly passionate about helping owners and professionals detect, monitor and prevent injuries and illness. She believes ‘undesirable’ traits or poor performance of the horse are the result of pain and discomfort.  She is dedicated to learning all she can about horses and how thermography, when used correctly, can be an invaluable tool for vets in the early identification of disease, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and conditions.  Gracie attends regular CPD training, workshops on rehabilitation, biomechanics and her highlight was attending a Sharon May-Davis dissection and correlating the findings with the thermographic data.

She has been riding horses since a young age, attending Pony Club and open events in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. She has studied natural horsemanship and follows the teaching of classical dressage.  Aside from her love for horses, she has a keen interest in animal welfare, photography and travel. She enjoys participating in research studies alongside her team in various countries and was particularly lucky to be part of a recent study into mapping thermal fingerprints for rhinoceros at Marwell Zoo, UK. Gracie has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Oceania and looks forward to travelling to continue her commitment to animal physiological imaging.

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