Meet the team

Liam Flynn MVB - Owner

Liam is a native of the Waterford Gaeltacht region. A 1998 graduate of UCD Veterinary College, he spent two memorable years in mixed practice with O’ Regan & Joy in County Limerick, before moving to the O’ Byrne & Halley equine practice in Fethard, County Tipperary.

While there, he specialised in Mare/Stallion Reproduction and Neonatal Medicine. He also travelled to Kentucky and Australia on numerous occasions as part of his duties. Liam joined Ballybrown Equine Clinic as a partner in 2007 and has developed a keen interest in Thoroughbred foal and yearling sales work since then.

Fiona Dolly MVB Cert AVP EP Assistant

Fiona Qualified in 2005 from UCD. A native of west Cork, she began her veterinary career in Strule Veterinary Services, Northern Ireland. She worked for many years there with the renowned Robert Smith. She has completed a Certificate in Equine Practice and is a member of the Goresbridge Presales Vetting Panel. Her interests include internal medicine, sport horse medicine and first opinion ambulatory care.

Bérangère Madamet - DVM

Berangere was born in the Northwestern part of France, growing up on a Thoroughbred breeding farm. She qualified as a vet in 2021 and immediately moved on to completing a one-year internship in a busy equine referral hospital in France. She joined Ballybrown in early 2022 and has further developed her main areas of interest: Neonatal Foal Medicine and Sports Medicine in National Hunt thoroughbreds.

Adrian Maloney - DVM

Adrian is a Warsaw graduate, originally from County Offaly. He spent a few years in mixed practice with Liam Strain MVB in County Monaghan before moving into 100% equine work. Initially he completed a surgical internship programme in Hagyard Equine Medical Institute before joining Ballybrown. Adrian then travelled to Australia to work with Padraig Kelly MVB in The Hunter Valley for the 2022 breeding season. He has now rejoined us, having gained invaluable experience in TB mare reproduction and treatment of angular limb deformities.

Karen O Brien - DVM

Karen’s family run a well-known Equestrian Centre in Quin, Co Clare. She qualified from Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2021 and has been quite busy since then, completing internships in Fethard Equine Hospital and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Kentucky. She then worked in an ambulatory vet teaching role for UCD Veterinary College equine field services, before joining our team in December 2022. She has a keen interest in Sport Horse medicine.

Stacey Fitzgibbon - Practice Manager

Stacey worked in Clonshire Equestrian Centre for a number of years prior to joining the practice in 2002. She is a qualified BHS AI and has a diploma in Equine Science from the University of Limerick. Stacey has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging.

Liz Buggy - Practice Admin

Liz has worked in a number of stud farms and has done sales work for all major sales. She has a certificate in Equine Science from the University of Limerick. Liz joined the practice in 2003 and has a keen interest in foal intensive care.

Marian Crowley - Practice Admin

Marian joined the Ballybrown team in 2021. She had worked as a barn manager in Martinstown Stud for 9 years. Marian is a registered veterinary nurse, having studied in St John’s College, Cork. She has developed a particular interest in Neonatal Care and is enthusiastic about further professional development.

Michael Barry – Accounts

Michael joined Ballybrown Equine Clinic in 2016. He currently manages our accounts department. He is a qualified accountant and finished his training in Grant Thornton. Michael comes from a farming background and farms on a part time basis.

Specialists in the Equine field

Ballybrown Equine endeavours to provide the best care for your horse, but in the instance that further specialist consultation is required, we have long standing relationships with the most respected specialists in Ireland. Depending on the case, some referral consults can be performed at Ballybrown or the horse can be referred to another facility.

Kevin Corley BVM&S PhD DACVIM DACVECC MRCVS, Specialist in Equine Medicine & Critical Care
Ger Kelly MVB DipECVS, Orthopaedic and Respiratory Surgery.
Siobhan McCauliffe MVB DACVIM, Internal Medicine Specialist.
Roger Munnis Specialist Equine Dentist.


At Ballybrown Equine Clinic we try to accommodate veterinary students and veterinary nursing students seeing-practice. The most appropriate time of year for seeing-practice is our busiest period i.e. between February and July.

We have a limit to the number of students we can take at any one time. If accepted, you will be expected to help in every aspect of the work here at Ballybrown. The normal working time is from 8.00am to 5.30pm, but hours are unpredictable, especially during the busy season.

Please bear in mind the following during your visit:

  • 1) Students must have experience of horses and be comfortable around them, for health and safety reasons.
  • 2) Students are expected to have appropriate safety footwear and clothing.
  • 3) Students are expected to bring lunch and to be prepared for irregular hours.
  • 4) Client confidentiality – you must not discuss any case that you see in the clinic with anyone who is not a member of the clinic staff.
  • 5) Client communication – Please do not discuss any medical or surgical details of any case with a client, unless expressly asked to do so by the vet in charge of the case.
  • 6) Transition year students are sometimes accepted, however, third level students have priority.