Clinic Staff


Lisa James

BVSc (Hons)

Lisa has worked at Seymour Equine Clinic since 2010 before purchasing the clinic in 2015. Lisa graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 and came to Seymour with 10 years experience working in equine practices in the Hunter Valley Region of NSW. Lisa grew up with horses and spent most of her idle hours riding and reading about them. She has a special interest in artificial breeding and in her spare time, she enjoys riding some of the fruits of her efforts.


Claire Brown


Pomme Claire moved to Seymour in 2015 with her young family. She arrived in Australia in 2004 to do a Southern Hemisphere Breeding season and never returned home! She spent 8 years in Scone in the Hunter Valley in a first opinion and referral equine practice (same one on Lisa's CV) and then was the resident vet on a large thoroughbred stud in South Victoria. Her passion is thoroughbred stud work.

Rachel O'Higgins


Rachel graduated in 2009 from the University of Glasgow. She worked in mixed practice in the UK before travelling to Egypt to work for ACE animal charity for six months, providing free veterinary care to working horses and donkeys. She moved to Australia to take up an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Ballarat Veterinary Practice from 2010-2011. She then spent six months in a first-opinion equine clinic in South Australia before moving to NSW in 2012 to spend the next 5 years working in equine stud practice. Rachel’s interests include mare reproduction, particularly assisted reproductive techniques, dentistry and anaesthesia.

Zoe Mumford

Zoe joined Seymour Equine Clinic in August 2016 to help us for the breeding season. She is a valuable asset to the team having a wealth of knowledge and experience of equine nursing practices in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Her extensive CV includes work at a number of thoroughbred stud farms (Arrowfield Stud, Collingrove Stud), Avenel Equine Hospital and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Zoe is tackling the role of practise manager at Seymour Equine Clinic but she will still be on hand to care for our hospital cases and intensive care foals (impossible keeping her away)! In her free time, Zoe enjoys keeping fit and her mission for 2017 (if she chooses to accept it) is to get a few of Lisa’s horses back under saddle!

Steph Attwood

Steph Started with us in October 2017 to help us out for the remainder of the stud season and has stayed with us since. Steph has grown up around horses on a farm. After finishing her VCE certificate 2015, she started yearling prep at sun stud, following through with her first yearling sale at Melbourne Premier. She remained in horses and continued doing yearling preps and sales at various studs, which she still enjoys to this day. With a dabble in the racing industry at Mangalore Park in between. In her spare time she is often at horse events taking photos, and occasionally competing herself. We hope she will continue with us for years to come and start her veterinary nursing qualifications in the future