Department: Clinical Sciences and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Equine Surgery

Andy is a Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery at the Equine Referral Hospital. He holds the ECVS Diploma in Large Animal Surgery and Masters in Veterinary Medicine. He is a 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 a 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.

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 is interested in all aspects of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery.

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