About Warren


Warren Schofield graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge University in 1992 as a veterinary surgeon. He spent the Summer and Autumn of 1992 in Alaska doing research work on Northern Fur Seals in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. On return to the UK he spent 2 years in mixed farm animal and companion animal practice in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He then joined the team at University College Dublin, Ireland as a resident specialising in Large Animal Surgery (horses and farm animals). In the following 6 years he trained as a European Specialist Surgeon and performed and researched various soft tissue surgery techniques. He progressed his career to become lecturer at UCD, with specialist qualifications from the Royal College Veterinary Surgeons and the European College Veterinary Surgeons. In 2000 he joined Troytown Equine Hospital in County Kildare, Ireland as a partner specialising in surgery and orthopaedics. He focused on racehorse and competition horse orthopaedics and surgery, specialising in bone scanning and MRI scanning of high performance horses.

He personally developed the novel idea of standing fracture repair in horses, and led the surgical team which performed the first ever reported procedures of internal fixation of fractures in racehorses in the standing position, thereby avoiding the relatively high risks of general anaesthesia and recovery from the recumbent position. This technique is now practised all over the world and has resulted in a significant improvement in the management of many types of fractures in racehorses, and thereby a significant improvement in their welfare. He has a wide range of scientific publications including the subjects of horse welfare, reproduction, surgery and orthopaedics. He has contributed regularly to Irish and international conferences.

He became an independent surgeon in 2020 and now performs equine surgery around the island of Ireland, including at University College Dublin, where he assists in the training of students and resident veterinary surgeons in equine surgery and orthopaedics. His main location is Lisadell Equine Hospital in County Meath. Warren lives in County Kildare in Ireland, and has 4 children between the ages of 17 and 11 years. His leisure time is currently devoted to his children and supporting their sporting activities which include horse riding (including show jumping, cross country and mounted games – he is the District Commissioner for Laois Hunt Point Club), rugby football (for which he has been a Leinster affiliated referee), soccer and Gaelic football.

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