Equine vet Alastair Maclean shares his story.

Winning Post’s Paul Richards chats with equine vet Alastair MacLean, 50 years on from his arrival in Australia..

“I finished studying at Massey University in Palmerston North in 1973. It was the only university in New Zealand where you could do equine studies.

Once I completed the course, I came to Australia to do equine surgery at Melbourne University. It was supposed to be for a year, and I’m still here. After the year at Melbourne Uni, I spent seven years initially at Bendigo, where I worked mainly on harness horses, and then over to Perth to work with the thoroughbreds.

Then I came back to Melbourne University in 1982 and stayed there until I turned 60 in 2006.

I then continued with a Private Equine Referral at Werribee until I retired at 70, seven years ago.”

read full interview MacLean shares his knowledge from a life spent with horses – Harnesslink

Alastair MacLean