Dr Munroe qualified
as a vet in 1979 and since then he has specialised in equine clinical
practice, working at a number of well-known equine practices including
Rossdale & Partners and Scott Dunn & Ward. He was a clinician
at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Veterinary Schools for 10 years, and now
has his own equine consultancy in Berwickshire, Scotland. He consults
at various equine hospitals in Scotland and northern England in surgery,
lameness and opthalmology.
In his role as Dressage Team Vet Dr Munroe will attend major international events to provide veterinary care for the team and, most importantly, advise the riders on their horses health and welfare during training. Commenting on his new role Dr Munroe said: "I am particularly looking forward to working with the whole performance team to produce a structured and long-term approach to veterinary care for the dressage team horses."
Speaking about the appointment Performance Manager, Ian Williams, said: "I'm delighted to welcome someone of Dr Munroe's stature and experience on to the dressage management team. We will be working to give the British Dressage team the best possible preparation for the World Equestrian Games, the European Championships in 2003 and the Athens Olympics."
The position of Team
Vet is supported by Lottery funds through UK Sport as part of their commitment
to developing elite athletes and Great Britain's sporting success. Dr
Munroe will take up this new role immediately and will attend the next
two-day assessment, taking place at the Unicorn Trust in Gloucestershire
at the end of February.