Prior to becoming a veterinarian Dr. Pownall was a farrier for 7 years. Dr. Pownall worked with a farrier/veterinarian in the US with special interests in lameness and hoof disorders. Upon returning to Canada he started his own business with a clientele consisting of Jumpers, 3-Day Eventers, Dressage, Pleasure Horses and hoof related lameness cases. He also passed the Certified Farrier test of the American Farriers Association.
After over 10 years of practicing in the field with a focus on lameness, podiatry and dentistry, Dr. Pownall now consults with the veterinarians of McKee-Pownall on lameness and podiatry cases. A major part of his role now includes managing the practices. Dr. Pownall also speaks internationally on social media and practice management for veterinarians.