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About Us

  • Jackie Ryan
  • Veterinary Nurse


Ms. Jackie Ryan has worked as an equine veterinary nurse for 18 years, at home in Ireland, as well as in Germany, New Zealand, Australia and now here in Qatar. She has always had a passion for animals and for nursing sick animals back to health. From an early age, she worked as a groom in Showjumping and Eventing yards, working with horses that performed at the highest level of competition.

She began her career at the Troytown Equine Hospital, Ireland, including 3 years as Head Foal ICU nurse. Following a stint in Germany and New Zealand, she worked for 3.5 years at the Satur Veterinary Clinic, Australia and then at one of Australia’s most famous and successful thoroughbred stud farms, the Arrowfield Stud.

On returning to Ireland, Ms. Ryan specialized as a Surgery Nurse at the Fethard Equine Hospital in Tipperary, while assisting in all day-to-day patient care. Her next move was to University College Dublin Veterinary Hospital, working as a general equine and farm animal nurse, where she also taught and assisted student vets and nurses.

She joined EVMC in October 2018 as a veterinary nurse. In her spare time, she enjoys running and sampling all Qatar has to offer.

Oct 2018 - Present

Veterinary Nurse

EVMC, Qatar Foundation, Al Shaqab, Qatar, Doha

Feb 2016 - Sep 2018

Veterinary Nurse

Large Animal Department, University College Dublin, Ireland

Nov 2013 - Feb 2016

Veterinary Nurse

O’Byrne and Halley, Fethard Equine Hospital, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

July 2012 - Nov 2013

Laboratory Technician and Veterinary Nurse

Gundy Vet Services at Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW 2337, Australia

August 2010 – March 2012

Laboratory Technician

Satur Veterinary Clinic, Scone, NSW 2337, Australia

June 2008 – August 2010

Head Nurse

Tankardstown Veterinary Clinic, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland

2005 – June 2008

Head Foal Intensive Care Nurse

Troytown Equine Hospital, Kildare, Ireland

2001 – 2004 (between travels)

General Nurse/Trainee/Foal Intensive Care Nurse

Troytown Equine Hospital, Kildare, Ireland

Dec 2016 - Present

Green Cert, Level 5 Certificate in Agriculture and Level 6 Specific Purpose Certificate in Farm Administration

Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland


Diploma Veterinary Nursing

University College Dublin, Ireland

Fetac Certificate in Business and Equine Studies

Saint Patrick’s Community College, Kildare, Ireland Al Shaqab Gate 9, Education City, Doha