Avice O’Connor

MVB, Cert Avp(EM), PgDip IAWEL, AFHEA, MRCVS

Avice graduated from University College Dublin before undertaking an internship at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. She then relocated to the UK where she worked in several Equine practices until she joined the University of Cambridge Equine department. She divides her time at work between seeing first opinion cases and teaching veterinary students and feels very fortunate to be in a job where she always has lots of willing and capable students as assistants. Avice holds the RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Equine Medicine and has recently completed her studies for the certificate in Equine Dentistry. She also has a postgraduate diploma in International animal welfare, Ethics and Law and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Veterinary Education.
Avice’s main clinical interests are dentistry and welfare, particularly on obesity and its prevention.

Latest articles by Avice O’Connor

Why does my horse eat mud?
Horses
Why does my horse eat mud?
It may be somewhat alarming to see your horse, turned out in pristine pasture, ignoring the readily available grass and instead, tucking into a pile of dirt, or even worse, eating faecal material in their stable. There a…
November 3, 2022 • 40 shares
Why does my horse keep yawning?
Behaviour
Why does my horse keep yawning?
Yawning, it’s something we all do regularly, sometimes more often than others. But what about our horses? Although horses yawn, it is not something they tend to do as frequently as humans. What does it mean when horses y…
October 16, 2022 • 14 shares
Are there any horses who don’t need passports?
Horses
Are there any horses who don’t need passports?
It is estimated that around 850,000 horses and ponies live in the UK. The vast majority of these horses, by law, require a personalised, unique identity document known as a horse passport. In this article, we look at the…
September 23, 2022 • 14 shares
Grass-cracks or something worse? Cracked hooves in horses explained
Horses
Grass-cracks or something worse? Cracked hooves in horses explained
Cracks in horses’ hooves are always a bit of a worry. But while some are fairly benign, others can be serious. In this blog, one of our equine vet bloggers takes a deeper look at horse’s hooves and the reasons for those…
September 3, 2022 • 115 shares
When is the best time to geld your colt? 
Horses
When is the best time to geld your colt? 
Castration is one of the most common routine surgical procedures performed on horses in the UK. To facilitate management and to avoid unwanted breeding most male horses are castrated. Only a small proportion&nb…
August 13, 2022 • 21 shares
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