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AGATA ZAGRAJCZUK 

Agata Zagrajczukis our veterinarian, specialising in equine reproduction

Agata graduated from The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at The University of Warmia and Masuria in Poland with a veterinarian (DVM) degree in 2002. She initiated her advanced PhD degree studies at The Faculty of Animal Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow (PL) and in 2009, returned to her Alma Mater to obtain her PhD in Animal Reproduction. Her research field of interest is in reproductive endocrinology and fertility disorders in mares, as well as cows.

Agata’s experience extends beyond veterinarian as she has previously worked at The Faculty of Animal Science and The University Centre of Veterinary Medicine in Krakow for over 10 years. She served as a lecturer, instructor in animal reproduction courses (i.e. field instruction) and conducted research. She is a co-author of many scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as a contributor to specialised reports, requested for international conferences.

During her PhD studies and work at the university in Poland, Agata served as a faculty coordinator of the international exchange programme, Erasmus. Agata has been an invited guest lecturer at the veterinary faculties of Turkey and Bulgaria. During this period, she completed a clinical internship in Embryo Transfer and foetal sexing in Argentina.

She has also contributed to equine education and veterinary consultancy through the Polish Horse Breeders Association, regional division (member of The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses) and other groups of equine enthusiasts.

Prior to her relocation to Australia, she started her own consultancy in Poland, implementing her academic knowledge into a field practice.

John Doyle

John Doyle is the Managing Director of Essential Equine Nutrition (EEN), having founded the company in 2018, he is pursuing his interest to provide the Equine Industry with access to science-based education, research and equine supplements.

He is also the Managing Director of Integrated Animal Production Pty Ltd (IAP) which he founded in 1997. IAP provides consultancy services to beef, dairy and sheep industries within Australia as well as South Africa, Indonesia, the USA and Argentina. John's primary focus has been within the feedlot industry.

John was raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA and following undergraduate studies in Biology (Texas Lutheran College), completed a Masters in Nutrition (University of Arizona) and, after several years within the industry,returned to complete veterinarian studies (Tuskegee Institute, School of Veterinarian Medicine, Tuskegee, AL). While practicing veterinary medicine he obtained his PhD in Nutrition in 1989 (Texas A & M University). After broad experiences in feedmill management, nutritional consultancy and as a practicing Veterinarian in the USA, John moved to Australia in 1993.

Aside from consultancy, John has a keen interest in helping others increase their knowledge through research and education. He has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland School of Veterinary Medicine and contributes to the University of Queensland's School of Animal Science with an animal industry lecture series.

Although he is a permanent resident of Australia, John maintains his involvement in the family goat and beef ranch in Texas.

IMKE QUAST

Imke Quastis the newest Essential Equine Nutrition (EEN) Team Member, taking on the Marketing section within the company.

Imke studied agriculture at the University of Applied Science in Osnabrueck, Germany finishing with a Diploma Agrar Ingenieur (Agricultural Engineer), majoring in equestrian marketing.

Imke has previously worked for and with the ACE Group Inc, first as Company Director of the ACE Group Pty Ltd and later as Breed Director for the ACE Group Inc, an Australian Warmblood and Performance Horse Studbook.

During her time with the ACE Group Inc, Imke’s responsibilities included the organisation of the annual Breeding and Assessment Tours, the introduction of the ACE Horse Passport, the formalisation of all studbooks and primarily leading the ACE Group Inc. into the successful recognition with the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).

Prior to this, Imke worked within the Australian Beef Feedlot industry where she has been responsible for Quality Assurance Management, implementing national as well as international rules and regulations. This involved facing and jumping numerous hurdles, motivating staff, reorganising and improving existing structures; in 2012 the Feedlot was awarded with the 2012 best Quality Assurance Management Award as well as Feedlot of the Year 2012 Award in its section.

Imke is looking forward to working for EEN and if you have any questions regarding the services or products, please do not hesitate to give her a call or send her an email.

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