James Crabtree


Veterinary Surgeon


Rory Gormley graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After two years in mixed practice he travelled to Australia to complete a busy 12 month internship in Bendigo Equine Hospital. Following the internship, he accepted a role with the same company (Victorian Equine Group), practicing as an ambulatory and clinic-based stud vet, dealing with predominantly Standardbred horses for chilled and frozen AI. From here, he shuttled to Malton to join the team at Equine Reproductive Services in 2015 for the northern hemisphere breeding season before returning to Victorian Equine Group in Bendigo for a Thoroughbred stud-based role. The cycle repeated itself in 2016 between Equine Reproductive Services and Victorian Equine Group. In January 2017, Rory returned to his native Ireland to take up a role at Fethard Equine Hospital, providing services to Coolmore Stud and numerous other Thoroughbred farms and racing yards.


Rory was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Stud Medicine in 2016. Rory is passionate about all aspects of equine stud medicine, including natural breeding, chilled and frozen artificial insemination and embryo transfer, as well as emerging reproductive applications and techniques. Rory also has a particular interest in treatment of the sub-fertile mare, foal and yearling medicine and thoroughbred sales work. 


Aside from stud medicine, Rory is regularly engaged with racing, sport horse and pleasure horse work, which he thoroughly enjoys.


Rory is recognised as an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Stud Medicine and is a current member of the Society for Theriogenology. He rejoined the team at the start of the breeding season in early February 2018.

Rory was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Stud Medicine in 2016, and was awarded a diploma by the American College of Theriogenologists in 2020.