• 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Raquel graduated from BVSc Melbourne University in 2004. She worked in mixed practice in Australia and overseas for 8 years, before branching into her own mobile based practice.  Since 2012 Raquel has worked in the Equine Industry treating horses and dogs with Muscle Release Therapy and completing a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine, encompassing chiropractic and osteopathic techniques as well as Rehabilitation in 2016.

Raquel has studied many therapies including the Masterson Method, Equine EcoSomatics (Craniosacral), Vetkin Taping, Saddle fitting and Laser (Photobiomodulation) therapy.

In 2015 she began teaching clinics in Equine Anatomy and Palpation, Equine Biomechanics, Equine Veterinary Biomechanical Assessment and Equine Vetkin taping, to practitioners and horse people Nationally and Internationally. Raquel has a special interest in Anatomy and Biomechanics of the horse investigating this through Equine dissections.

In 2018 Raquel became the president of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals of Australia.

Raquel is very passionate about Equine injury rehabilitation and for rehabilitation to become an integral aspect of the Veterinary profession.


  • ASC208 – Equine Disease, Injury and Rehabilitation
  • ASC321 – The Equine Athlete
  • ASC202 - Equine Locomotion

Research Interests

Research and teaching Interests

  • Equine Injury Rehabilitation
  • Equine Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Bridging the gap between the Veterinary profession and paraprofessionals to improve animal rehabilitation

Professional Information

Member of

  • Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australasia (ABPA)
  • Equine Therapies Association Australia
  • International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

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Research Output

  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Article

A Novel Non-Invasive Selection Criterion for the Preservation of Primitive Dutch Konik Hores

May-Davis, S., Brown, W. Y., Shorter, K., Vermeulen, Z., Butler, R. & Koekkoek, M., 01 Feb 2018, In : Animals. 8, 2, p. 1-8 8 p., 21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)


    Thoroughbred Aftercare Welfare Working Group Public Submission

    Glenys Noble (Participant), Raquel Butler (Participant), Hayley Randle (Participant), Jaymie Loy (Participant) & Ella Bradshaw-Wiley (Participant)

    31 Jul 2020

    Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentExpert/advisor

    Managing your horses’ exercise and cooling

    Glenys Noble (Participant), Petra Buckley (Participant), Raquel Butler (Participant), Ella Bradshaw-Wiley (Participant) & Hayley Randle (Participant)

    Jan 2020

    Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentExpert/advisor

    Consultation meeting with TAWWG

    Glenys Noble (Participant), Hayley Randle (Participant), Raquel Butler (Participant), Jaymie Loy (Participant), Ella Bradshaw-Wiley (Participant) & Petra Buckley (Participant)

    02 Sep 2020

    Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentExpert/advisor

    Ten questions to ask when your horse is 'behaving badly'

    Raquel Butler (Speaker)

    26 Mar 2019

    Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentOnline content/delivery

    All horses and ponies in paddocks and yards need shade!

    Hayley Randle (Participant), Glenys Noble (Participant), Raquel Butler (Participant), Petra Buckley (Participant), Ella Bradshaw-Wiley (Participant) & Jaymie Loy (Participant)

    Dec 2019

    Activity: Academic engagement & professional developmentExpert/advisor

    Press / Media

    Stringhalt in horses

    Raquel Butler


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Dr Raquel Butler confidently recommends Rose-Hip Vital Equine

    Raquel Butler


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media