Guy completed his veterinary degree at Massey University in 1989. After two years in mixed practice in Raglan, Guy headed to the UK. Several years of mixed practice followed, before spending a year at the Large Animal Hospital of Liverpool University. This experience convinced Guy that he wanted to specialise in equine surgery, and he started a residency programme in equine surgery at Murdoch University, Perth in 1999.
Staff surgeon at Dubai Equine Hospital
After three years at Murdoch, and a further two at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital, Shepparton, Victoria, Guy joined a private racetrack practice in Perth. After obtaining his Fellowship in Equine Surgery in 2005, Guy took the opportunity to work in Dubai. Guy accepted a position as staff surgeon at Dubai Equine Hospital in 2007, and remained there until returning to NZ at the end of 2011.
Guy joined Canterbury Equine Clinic in early 2012, and worked there until mid 2013. After two months locum work in Perth in 2013, Guy returned to Canterbury to start Pegasus Equine Referrals.
Equine surgery and lameness diagnosis
Guy has a broad range of experience in equine surgery and lameness diagnosis. He is also a member of ISELP, an international veterinary society focused on lameness, with particular emphasis on diagnostic musculo-skeletal ultrasonography.
Publications in peer-reviewed journals:
- Alexander GR, Gibson KT, Day RE, Robertson ID (2001). Effects of Superior Check Desmotomy on Flexor Tendon and Suspensory Ligament Strain in Equine Cadaver Limbs. Veterinary Surgery 30 (6): 522-527
- Alexander GR and Gibson KT (2002). Non-surgical management of rectal tears in two mares. Australian Veterinary Journal 80: 137-139
- Alexander GR and Chester Z (2004). Use of free conjunctival grafts in horses: ten cases. Australian Veterinary Journal 82: 206-210
- Hopper BJ, Steel C, Richardson JL, Alexander GR and Robertson ID (2004). Sclerosis of the third carpal bone – radiographic evaluation, association with exercise and the development of lameness in Standardbred racehorses. Equine Veterinary Journal 36(5): 441-446
- Alexander GR, Tweedie MA, Lescun TB and McKinnon AO (2004). Haemoperitoneum secondary to granulosa cell tumour in two mares. Australian Veterinary Journal 82: 481-484
- Alexander GR, Vasey JV and Jerrett I (2004). Inadvertent chemical synovectomy following intra-articular anaesthesia: three cases. Australian Equine Veterinarian 23: 16-19
- Misheff MM, Alexander GR and Hirst GR (2010). Management of fractures in endurance horses. Equine Veterinary Education 22(12): 623-630
- Alexander GR and Haines GR (2012). Surgical colic in racing endurance horses. Equine Veterinary Education 24 (4): 193-199
- Daly, S and Alexander, G (2018) Partial splenectomy to remove a splenic abscess in a horse. NZ Equine Veterinary Practitioner 43 (1): 11-14