Gracie lives in country NSW, Australia with her dogs, cats, horses and chickens. Surrounded by animals since birth she has always had a strong love and liking for all animals, which continues to grow. She has been riding horses since a young age, attending Pony Club and open events in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing, has studied natural horsemanship and follows the teaching of classical dressage.
Gracie’s own experiences of frustration and expense in dealing with difficult to diagnose lameness and finding the cause of pain and behavioural issues are what led her to IR Imaging. She is incredibly passionate about helping owners and professionals detect, monitor and prevent injuries and illness. She believes ‘undesirable’ traits or poor performance of the horse are the result of pain and discomfort.
Gracie aims to work closely and holistically alongside her client’s other professionals to ensure the best treatment plan is selected for that particular animal.
She is dedicated to learning all she can about horses and other animal species, and how thermography, when used correctly, can be an invaluable tool for vets and other professionals in the early identification of disease, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries and conditions.
Gracie enjoys attending regular CPD training and has attended a Sharon May-Davis dissection along with several other workshops on rehabilitation and biomechanics, and is currently studying equine, canine and zoology sciences. She is very excited to have been selected to present in the educator’s program at Equitana Australia 2020.
Aside from her love for animals and dedication to work, she has a keen interest in animal welfare, photography and travel. Gracie has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and Oceania, experiencing many cultures and looks forward to travelling to continue her commitment to IR Imaging and animal welfare.
Gracie is based in Canberra, Australia and offers imaging services to quite a large area, covering Sydney, ACT & surrounds, Melbourne & surrounds and south-east VIC/NSW.