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Royal College of Chiropractors CPD Event – RCC Animal Faculty Event: Behind the Scenes with Top Competition Horses with ‘Spike’ Milligan

Course Date

Start: 13th May 2021 @ 19:00pm
End: 13th May 2021 @ 20:00pm

Course Location

Online, Reading, England


Course Description

Webinar Outline

This event will take a look behind the scenes with top competition horses from the perspective of a Team Vet.

We will explore:

• What actually is poor performance and when does the vet get called?
• How the vet and the support team can work together to help the horse.
• What does a Team Vet actually do!?
• How we can work together to change the culture of being proactive rather than reactive to a horse’s problems.

Speaker – Peter “Spike” Milligan

Peter “Spike” Milligan is a highly experienced equine vet who specialises in the management of performance horses. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and then embarked on an internship at the Newmarket Equine Hospital, a world-renowned specialist equine veterinary centre situated in the home of British flat racing.

After completing his two-year internship in Newmarket, Spike joined the team at Lambourn Equine Vets (LEV) in West Berkshire to further develop his skills and expertise. LEV has forged an enviable reputation as one of the leading event horse veterinary clinics in the country. Here, Spike cut
his teeth working alongside British Eventing Team GB Vets Jenny Hall and Liz Brown whilst treating a wide range of performance and racehorses. Spike became a Director at LEV in 2014 and was appointed Team Vet for the British Junior Eventing Team in 2015, also working as a FEIpermitted Treating Vet and Veterinary Delegate at events including the London 2012 Olympics.

In 2020 Spike stepped away from LEV and routine veterinary practice to set up his own operation, Spike Milligan Performance Horse Consultant. This venture sees Spike focusing entirely on improving the competitive performance of equine athletes, working to ensure they can reach their genetic potential. Away from his equine performance consultancy, Spike is the Youth Performance Vet for Team GB Eventing and loves helping young and developing riders, ensuring both they and their mounts achieve their potential.

RCC Members participate free of charge. Refer to your email or contact to register with your full name and email address.

Non-Members: £35. Please register and pay online here

Registration closes: Thursday 13th May 2021 5pm.



Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Jackie Leitch

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