Donncha and Paul Houlihan, originally from Birdhill, Co Tipperary have always been eager to return home and establish a business of their own. So when an opportunity arose at Greenmount Park, a location which is steeped in local equine history, to set up a modern equine hospital they did not have to think twice. Greenmount stud has been redeveloped into a fantastic facility which will cater for the surgical and medical needs of horses from all disciplines. A balance of the highest quality of care and affordability is at the core of our belief.

Donncha Houlihan MVB MRCVS

Donncha Houlihan MVB MRCVS

Donncha Houlihan MVB MRCVS

Donncha qualified from UCD, Dublin in 2001. He worked in a mixed practice in Kilkenny before linking up with John Hyde, Tower Equine Hospital, Glanmire, Co Cork. In the spring 2003 he became resident Vet at Scarvagh House Stud, Co. Down. He remained there until January 2009 when he started up his own practice at Dundalk Racecourse, Co. Louth where he was the residing vet.

Donncha spent two off seasons while at Scarvagh working in the Hunter Valley, Australia for Scone Equine Hospital and in Rudd and Riddle, Kentucky. Donncha spent 6 months with Ms Buffy Shirley Beavan, Summerhill Equine Veterinary Practice, Cheltenham.  He has a keen interest in lameness investigations, assisted reproduction and neo natal medicine.

Paul Houlihan MVB MRCVS

Paul Houlihan MRCVS

Paul Houlihan MVB MRCVS

After graduating from UCD in 1997, Paul spent two years in a mixed practice in Carlow.  He went on to spend the next ten years working on the Curragh with Grey Abbey and Anglesey lodge equine hospitals.
During quieter off-season periods, Paul broadened his equine experience working in the following locations:

O’Gorman Slattor and Maine Servicing racing yards in Lamborne
John Shaw Equine in Christchurch, New Zealand Specialising in frozen semen
King Abdullah racing stables in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as resident vet

Since leaving the Curragh Paul has worked with  Ned O’Flynn Equine Oranmore  Co Galway carrying out a full spectrum of equine duties.

Greenmount equine hospital has now turned the wheel full circle and Paul has returned to home turf. It is his intention to help make Greenmount equine Hospital a centre of excellence for equine care.