Biomechanical Medicine Veterinarian Dr. Raquel Butler – President of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia and Lecturer in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University
Dr. Raquel Butler graduated from BVSc Melbourne University in 2004. She worked in mixed practice in Australia and overseas for 8 years. Since 2012 Raquel has worked in the Equine Industry in her own business – Integrated Veterinary Therapeutics, treating horses and dogs with Muscle Release Therapy and completing a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine, encompassing chiropractic, osteopathic and rehabilitation techniques in 2016 and is the President of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals of Australia.
Raquel has studied many therapies including the Masterson Method, CranioSacral, Kinesiology Taping with Equi tape and Vetkin, Saddle fitting, Laser (Photobiomodulation) therapy and recently Acupuncture Oriented Energetics and Myofascial lines.
In 2015 she began teaching clinics in Equine Anatomy and Palpation, Equine Biomechanics, Equine Veterinary Biomechanical Assessment and Equine Vetkin taping, to practitioners and horse people in Australia, UK and Holland. Raquel has worked closely with and assisted Sharon May-Davis in numerous whole horse dissections and has run them herself.
Raquel currently works at CSU, teaching in Equine Science in subjects incorporating rehabilitation, biomechanics and training and management of the Equine athlete. She is very passionate about Equine biomechanics, injury rehabilitation and bridging the gap between Equine therapists and Veterinarians to improve the well being of the horse.