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Meet our Veterinary Team, the Founders of B & B Equine Vets, Peter and Aoife

Peter Bakonyi

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Peter was raised in Hungary and graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, in 2007.

He completed his internship at Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital on the Curragh. He subsequently moved to the United Kingdom, where he worked in an equine clinic in East Anglia for 10 years, followed by a period working at one of the UK’s largest equine veterinary practices.

A particular interest in poor performance and lameness investigations along with surgery led him to complete a postgraduate certificate in advanced veterinary practice at the University of Liverpool, along with attaining a certification in equine sports medicine from University College Dublin. He is an FEI-permitted treating veterinarian and an ISELP member.

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Aoife Byrne

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Aoife grew up in Tullow, Co. Carlow, next door to her uncle’s Park House Stud. She graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, in 2007 with her degree & a doctoral research thesis investigating MRSA in horses.

An internship at Anglesey Lodge on the Curragh, followed by a year spent at a busy ambulatory practice, gave her an excellent grounding in all areas of equine veterinary medicine & surgery.

Aoife then moved to England to work as an assistant vet at the Beaufort Embryo Transfer Centre, gaining experience in specialised reproduction techniques.

Her next move to Rowe Equine allowed Aoife to expand her knowledge to include ophthalmology gained at their specialised Equine Eye Clinic. From here, Aoife moved to Norfolk to take up an assistant veterinary surgeon role at the Chapelfield Equine Clinic alongside Peter.

B&W Equine Vets in Gloucestershire offered a new challenge to work in one of the UK’s largest equine veterinary practices. Areas of particular interest to Aoife are internal medicine, reproduction, ophthalmology & Dermatology.

Returning home to Ireland, Aoife and Peter have brought their combined 30 years of specialised equine veterinary experience to Bakonyi & Byrne Equine Vets.

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