Hugh Dillon qualified from UCD in 1982
He joined Troytown Equine Hospital in 1997
He had previously worked with Ned Gowing for 6 years and in England from 1986 to 1991. He has a specialised qualification in Equine Stud medicine received through examinations by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1990.
In England he gained extensive experience in racehorse and competition horse practice. He was veterinary surgeon to Richard Hannon for 3 years from 1989 to 1991 and worked with top level eventers and showjumpers.
Hugh has always had a keen interest in horses having hunted and being involved with the Ward Union Pony Club from an early age. He subsequently had full amateur racing licence and rode successfully in point to point, over hurdle and fences on the track as well in bumpers. Subsequently he evented in England to international three day event standard.
In veterinary practice he has a particular interest in stud medicine and wind conditions in horses.