Department: Clinical Science and Services
Clinical Groups: Large Animal Anaesthesia, Small Animal Anaesthesia
Kata is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She is employed as a Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Analgesia and currently joint-head of the Anaesthesia Service.
Kata graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Szent István University, Hungary in 2003 (1999 – 2000: Scholarship of the University of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; 2000 – 2001: Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic; 2001-2002: Scholarship of the Veterinary Faculty, Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary). After graduation, she was a Staff Clinician at the Equine Hospital of the Veterinary Faculty in Hungary. In 2008, she started her Residency Program in Veterinary Anaesthesia in Bern, Switzerland. In 2011, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland. She became European Specialist of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012. She was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Sciences (PhD) title in 2014 by the Postgraduate School of Veterinary Science, Szent István University in Hungary. Kata became Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) after successful completion of the Post Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education Course at the RVC. She is a recognised RCVS specialist by the RCVS since 2016.
Kata joined RVC to cover a maternity leave in March 2013 and continued to work here as a Lecturer from May 2014 and currently she is joint-head of the Anaesthesia Service and center supervisor for the anaesthesia residency program of the RVC for the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.
Kata worked on the evaluation of the trigeminal nerve function in horses as her PhD. She is interested in the application of QST methods in horses and pain-assessment and management in companion animals.
Undergraduate courses: Kata is lecturing on the Anaesthesia undergraduate modules for both veterinary students and nurses. She is the module leader for the Equine Anaesthesia Elective course and hosting the course on the Physiology of the lung/respiratory system in the module of Problem Solving in Veterinary Physiology for Grad Dip VN. Kata is participating in clinical and small group teaching of undergraduate students as senior anaesthetist during their core rotation.
Postgraduate courses: Kata is lecturing on MVetMed modules for residents and she is primary supervisor of residents (Daisy Norgate and Alfonso Rodriguez Mulet). She runs yearly an introductory course on equine anaesthesia for new interns and residents.
Kata is currently deputy Year 3 leader.
Kata is a senior clinician of the Anaesthesia and Analgesia Service, working in the QMHA and ERH. She is also clinician of the SOAP (Sort medicine, Osteoarthritis and Pain) Clinic