Luis Rubio Martinez


American, European and RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery

American Diplomat in Equine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Director

Luis graduated from the University of Zaragoza (Spain), followed by an equine internship at the Veterinary School of Hannover (Germany). After two years of equine practice in Spain and Latin America, he completed a PhD in equine orthopaedic infections at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He then returned as an equine clinician to the University of Zaragoza, followed by a surgical residency and a doctoral degree (DVSc) in subchondral bone disease in racehorses at the Ontario Veterinary College (Canada). Since 2009, Luis has held faculty positions and taught equine surgery and lameness at the Universities of Guelph (Canada), Pretoria (South Africa) and Liverpool (UK). He has presented numerous times at national and international congresses, has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to textbook chapters.

In December 2017 Luis joined the Sussex Equine Hospital as an equine surgeon. Luis is an RCVS, European and American specialist in Equine Surgery. Luis is also a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine). He enjoys all kinds of surgery, and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy and laparoscopy), upper airway and back and pelvis problems of the equine athlete.

During his free time Luis enjoys travelling, running, swimming, hiking and spending time with his family.