Following graduation from the University of Bristol in 1998 and a period in general practice Gaynor completed an internship at Liphook Equine Hospital before gaining further first opinion equine practice experience. She joined the referrals team at Newmarket Equine Hospital in 2002, gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2007 and became a partner in 2011. Gaynor is head of diagnostic imaging and has particular expertise and interest in ultrasonographic imaging.
Gaynor has described several previously unrecognized orthopaedic conditions and innovative treatments, which have been published in refereed journals, presented internationally and now have been adopted into good clinical practice protocols. Gaynor’s forte is diagnostic accuracy. This is necessary to optimize treatment; without it accurate prognostication is impossible and, unsurprisingly, management regimes are frequently unsuccessful.
Before persuing her veterinary career, Gaynor competed to national level in both dressage and eventing which included producing her own horse from novice to advanced in eventing. This rider/trainer perspective is critical to understanding the limitations encountered with competition horses, the cross-over between equitational and physical problems and the practicalities of injury treatment and prevention.