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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital


Katie J. Smith BVetMed MSc DipACVS MRCVS

University Equine Surgeon


Kate graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2001, prior to moving to the USA where she spent 10 years working exclusively in equine surgery. During that time, she completed a residency in equine surgery and Master’s thesis at The Ohio State University. Following her residency, she joined the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center as a staff surgeon where she remained for 2 years, completing the examinations necessary to qualify as a board-certified Diplomate of Equine Surgery. After Penn, she moved to a private surgical referral practice, specialising in orthopaedic and upper respiratory surgical disorders in racehorses. A years’ sabbatical cover at University of Edinburgh solidified Kate’s decision to return to the UK permanently, and she moved to Cambridge University in 2011.

Main professional interests include minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopy, arthroscopy and sinoscopy. Please visit Kate’s research profile for further information.

University Equine Surgeon
Available for consultancy