Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Equine Surgery, Gait Analysis

Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery and Deputy Head of the Equine Referral Hospital. He holds the ECVS Diploma in Equine Surgery and Masters in Veterinary Medicine. He is an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery

Andy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2004 and worked for the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad for the following three months. He then worked in mixed practice in Somerset. In July 2006 he undertook an eighteen month internship at the Liphook Equine Hospital followed by a six month ambulatory position. He then completed a three year Senior Clinical Training Scholarship and Masters of Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. He took up the position of Staff Clinician in Equine Surgery in February 2012 becoming a lecturer in 2014 and a Senior lecturer in 2017. He is an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery with a particular interest in the use of the objective gait analysis system and its role in working up poor performance cases.

Andy's research interests include diagnostic techniques for digital flexor tendon sheath injuries, tendon stiffness and its measurement following injury and its role in re-injury, and the clinical uses of objective gait analysis.

Kent, A.V., Chesworth, M.J., Wells, G., Gerdes, C., Bladon, B.M., Smith, R.K.W. and Fiske-Jackson, A.R., 2019. Improved diagnostic criteria for digital flexor tendon sheath pathology using contrast tenography. Equine Veterinary Journal.

Morgan, R.E., Fiske-Jackson, A.R., Hellige, M., Gerhauser, I., Wohlsein, P. and Biggi, M., 2019. Equine odontogenic tumors: Clinical presentation, CT findings, and outcome in 11 horses. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.

Isgren, C.M., Salem, S.E., Singer, E.R., Wylie, C.E., Lipreri, G., Graham, R.J.T.Y., Bladon, B., Boswell, J.C., Fiske-Jackson, A.R., Mair, T.S. and Rubio-Martínez, L.M., 2019. A multi-centre cohort study investigating the outcome of synovial contamination or sepsis of the calcaneal bursae in horses treated by endoscopic lavage and debridement. Equine veterinary journal.

Morgan, R.E., Fiske-Jackson, A.R. and Biggi, M., 2019. Pituitary gland abscess in a horse subsequent to head trauma. Equine Veterinary Education.

O'Brien, E. J. O., M. Biggi, T. Eley, A. R. Fiske-Jackson, K. C. Smith, M. Chesworth, A. N. Civello, and R. K. W. Smith. "Third tarsal bone osteonecrosis associated with chronic recurrent cellulitis in an adult horse." Equine Veterinary Education (2018).
Dunkel, Bettina, Thilo Pfau, Andrew Fiske-Jackson, Kata O. Veres-Nyeki, Harriet Fairhurst, Katrina Jackson, Yu-Mei Chang, and David M. Bolt. "A pilot study of the effects of acupuncture treatment on objective and subjective gait parameters in horses." Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia 44, no. 1 (2017): 154-162.
Tucker, R., Windley, Z.E., Abernethy, A.D., Witte, T.H., Fiske-Jackson, A.R., Turner, S., Smith, L.J. and Perkins, J.D., 2016. Radiographic, computed tomographic and surgical anatomy of the equine sphenopalatine sinus in normal and diseased horses. Equine veterinary journal, 48(5), pp.578-584.

Pfau, T., A. Fiske-Jackson, and M. Rhodin. "Quantitative assessment of gait parameters in horses: Useful for aiding clinical decision making?." Equine Veterinary Education (2015).

Pfau, T., Spicer-Jenkins, C., Smith, R. K., Bolt, D. M., Fiske-Jackson, A. and Witte, T. H. (2014), Identifying optimal parameters for quantification of changes in pelvic movement symmetry as a response to diagnostic analgesia in the hindlimbs of horses. Equine Vet J, 46: 759–763.

Pfau, T., Spicer-Jenkins, C., Smith, R., Bolt, D., Fiske, J. A. and Witte, T. (2014), Optimal Gait Parameters for Quantifying the Effect of Diagnostic Analgesia in Horses. Equine Vet J, 46: 46

FISKE-JACKSON, A. R., BARKER, W. H. J., ELIASHAR, E., FOY, K. and SMITH, R. K. W. (2013), The use of intrathecal analgesia and contrast radiography as preoperative diagnostic methods for digital flexor tendon sheath pathology. Equine Veterinary Journal, 45: 36–40.

Becerra, P., Valdés Vázquez, M. A., Dudhia, J., Fiske-Jackson, A. R., Neves, F., Hartman, N. G. and Smith, R. K.W. (2013), Distribution of injected technetium99m-labeled mesenchymal stem cells in horses with naturally occurring tendinopathy. J. Orthop. Res., 31: 1096–1102.

Fiske-Jackson, A. R., Pollock, P. J., Witte, T. H., Woolford, L. and Perkins, J. D. (2012), Fungal sinusitis resulting in suspected trigeminal neuropathy as a cause of headshaking in five horses. Equine Veterinary Education, 24: 126–133.

Fiske-Jackson, A. R., Crawford, A. L., Archer, R. M., Bolt, D. M. and Smith, R. K. (2010), Diagnosis, Management, and Outcome in 19 Horses with Deltoid Tuberosity Fractures. Veterinary Surgery, 39: 1005–1010.

Andy teaches on the alimentary and respiratory BVetMed strands. He also runs the Equine Soft Tissue Suregry elective as well as teaching on the Equine Orthopaedics and Diagnostic Imaging electives. He facilitates a number of directed learning sessions including nasal discharge, hindlimb lamenss and granulation tissue sessions. In his 70% clinics role in the Equine Referral Hospital he is heavily involved in rotation teaching as students rotate through the Equine Hospital on the Equine Surgery rotation. He received the James Bee Educator Award in  2016 for excellence in teaching.

Andy organises equine CPD courses and is frequently invited to speak on the international lecturer circuit.


Andy is one of the Equine Surgeons in the Equine Referral Hospital. He is interested in all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, in particular cases of poor performance, back pain, dental and sinus cases, digital flexor tendon sheath pathology and regenerative medicine.

Invited speaker:
Rossdales Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath Course February 2017
Organiser of orthopaedic strand of lectures at BEVA Congress 2018
BEVA Congress 2018: Lectured on Objective measurement of back pain, New techniques in Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath Diagnostics and Equine Lameness Panel

Editorial board of UKVet Equine
Articles written:
Fiske-Jackson, A., 2017. Equine Review. Livestock, 22(2), pp.110-110.
Fiske-Jackson, A. (2018). Diagnosis and management of impinging spinous processes. UK-Vet Equine, 2(1), 15-21.
Fiske-Jackson, Andy. "Equine Review." UK-Vet Equine 2, no. 2 (2018): 62-62.
Fiske-Jackson, Andrew. "Keeping up with developments." UK-Vet Equine (2018): 69-69.
Fiske-Jackson, A., 2016. Equine Review. Livestock, 21(5), pp.330-330.
Fiske-Jackson, Andrew. "The sports car vet." Livestock, (2016): 277-277.

Reviewer for:
Equine Veterinary Education
Equine Veterinary Journal
Veterinary Surgery

The Veterinary Journal

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