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Equine vet Svend-Erik Kold dies aged 69


  • Svend-Erik Kold, the extremely revered equine orthopaedic vet died in October following a brief sickness, aged 69.

    Born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1953, Mr Kold studied on the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural College in Copenhagen. He relocated to the UK and joined the Animal Well being Belief (AHT) in Newmarket on a scholarship. He initially had an curiosity in cardiology however professor Leo Jeffcott persuaded him to show his consideration to stifle and subchondral bone cysts, and this was the start of his ardour for equine orthopaedics.

    He was employed by the AHT and remained there for nearly 10 years, throughout which era he produced a lot of papers and a doctoral thesis.

    In 1991 he joined John Killingbeck at a personal combined follow, following a sabbatical within the USA the 12 months earlier than. Mr Kold and Mr Killingbeck later left the follow to kind the Willesley Equine Clinic, treating dressage and occasion horses. When Willesley turned a part of the B&W Group, Mr Kold arrange a personal follow from his residence in Tetbury, managed by his spouse Ali, whom he married in 1993.

    Mr Kold was additionally a extremely sought-after knowledgeable witness for veterinary authorized work, and a veterinary advisor to a Danish insurance coverage firm. He continued to go to Denmark usually, the place he was concerned with the Danish Equine Veterinary Affiliation and delivered CPD to college students.

    He had a lifelong ardour for racing and through his employment on the AHT, he was requested to supply veterinary cowl at Ascot racecourse. He was later senior vet at Ascot for 30 years.

    “Now we have misplaced a uncommon beacon of our career who was a standard-bearer for the uncompromising ranges of professionalism which he maintained and instilled in others. Svend can be a lot missed however by no means forgotten and his becoming legacy is the status he masterminded on the Willesley Equine Clinic,” stated John Killingbeck.

    He’s survived by his spouse Ali and daughters Olivia and Amelia.

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