About us

Mona Wendelin

Mona Wendelin


I graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, after which I had a year-long internship at the Hyvinkää equine hospital that led to a position at that same hospital, where I was the first person in Finland to be in charge of using magnetic resonance imaging on horses. After Hyvinkää equine hospital I worked at the mobile equine practice Talliklinikka and the Helsinki University equine hospital, as well as in diagnostic radiographic imaging.

At the moment I’m doing a specialist degree relating to horse diseases and disorders. The subject of my specialization thesis is magnetic resonance imaging of the pastern and its clinical implications. My special interests are illnesses and disorders in sport horses, diagnostic imaging and treatment of emergency cases.

During the last few years I have focused on veterinary ultrasound courses, and I am doing the international ISELP ultrasound degree at the moment.

Equestrianism has always had a place in my heart, and before my university studies I lived and traveled around central Europe, where I worked with sports horses. I also travelled all over the world to attend show jumping competitions. I am an official veterinarian at FEI sanctioned events.

I spend my free time with my family and on my daughter’s horseback riding.

Lotta Häyrinen

ELL, Equine disease specialist

I graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Helsinki in 2012. I then worked at the Equine hospital in Viikki, which is part of the Veterinary teaching hospital in Helsinki, where I mainly treated musculoskeletal disorders and dental problems. I graduated as an equine disease specialist in 2019. I wrote my specialization thesis on the EOTRH disorder in senior horses. As a vet, one of my main interests are problems affecting the performance of competition horses. I am currently working on a study that aims to investigate the link between orthopedic pain and its effect on performance in horses.

Here’s a link to the EOTRH study

I have worked as an official veterinarian at FEI sanctioned events since 2013. I watch, and keep up to date with, competitive horse riding in my free time as well. My other interests are spending time ridíng my own horse and supporting my daughter’s horseback riding.

Giacomo Gangini


I graduated as a veterinarian from University of Bologna in 2018. During my studies I spent three months at the Equine Clinic at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Brno, Chech Republic. After graduating I came to Finland right away, and at the University of Helsinki’s Equine hospital in Viikki I was able to take part in a study that was conducted in cooperation with the University of Oulu. That study was on the detection of experimental cartilage damage with acoustic emissions technique. In 2019 I did an internship on equine surgery and internal medicine at the University of Helsinki’s Equine hospital.

I found my passion for horses, riding and equine sports when I was nine years old. Before my studies at the university level, I competed in show jumping in Italy and also worked as a groom in many different stables. As a vet, I’m most passionate about the treatment of competition horses and I have focused on expanding my knowledge of equine orthopedics and dental problems. I have completed several courses on equine biomechanics and been involved in a study that aims to investigate the link between orthopedic pain and its effect on performance in horses.