Department: Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Research Groups: Cardiovascular and Inflammation Biology and Metabolism
Clinical Groups: Equine Medicine
Liz is an HBLB research fellow investigating the relationship between exercise and angiogenesis in racehorses. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Liz graduated from the RVC in July 2005. She completed an internship in the RVC equine hospital before moving to equine practice in Cambridgeshire. After 3 years in equine practice, she returned to the RVC to complete a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Equine Medicine. She gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia (CertVA), completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed) and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time she developed an interest in equine endothelial cell function and completed a PhD studying the role of endothelial dysfunction in the predisposition to laminitis. She then spent time teaching preclinical BVetMed students as an anatomy demonstrator. She is currently an HBLB funded post-doctoral research fellow investigating the role of exercise in the regulation of angiogenesis in the Thoroughbred racehorse.
Liz is an HBLB funded post doctoral fellow, investigating the role of exercise in the regulation of angiogenesis in the Thoroughbred racehorse.
Liz's PhD project was entitled, 'Does endothelial cell dysfunction underlie the predisposition to pasture associated equine laminitis?'. She has investigated methods of measuring endothelial function in vivo in the horse, the relationship between biomarkers of endothelial function and disease predisposition, and the effect of microvesicles on equine endothelial function in vitro.
Liz has presented her work at meetings of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the British Equine Veterinary Association, the European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society and the London Vascular Biology Forum.
Liz has performed research at both the RVC's Camden and Hawkshead campuses but has also worked in laboratories at The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, University College London; the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London; and St George's University of London.
Finding, E J T; Lawson, C; Elliott, J; Harris, P A; Menzies-Gow, N J.
Cell specific microvesicles vary with season and disease predisposition in healthy and previously laminitic ponies.
VETERINARY IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOPATHOLOGY,.
OLSEN, E., DUNKEL, B., BARKER, W. H. J., FINDING, E. J. T., PERKINS, J. D., WITTE, T. H., YATES, L. J., ANDERSEN, P. H., BAIKER, K. & PIERCY, R. J. (2014) Rater Agreement on Gait Assessment during Neurologic Examination of Horses. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 28, 630-638
JOHNS, I. C., FINDING, E. J. T., CIASCA, T., ERLES, K., SMITH, K. & WELLER, R. (2014) Intracranial botryomycosis in a mature horse. Equine Veterinary Education 26, 294-298
FINDING, E. J. T., CIASCA, T., PINILLA, M. J., DRIVER, C. J., JOHNS, I. C., WELLER, R. & VOLK, H. A. (2014) Diagnosis, treatment and outcome of spinal lymphoma in a pony. Equine Veterinary Education 26, 303-305
FINDING, E. J. T., JONES, I. D., FUENTES, V. L. & MENZIES-GOW, N. J. (2012) Evaluation of a technique for measurement of flow-mediated vasodilation in healthy ponies. American Journal of Veterinary Research 73, 755-761
FINDING, E. J. T., FLETCHER, N., AVELLA, C., NAYLOR, R. J., VOLK, H. A., WELLER, R., DUNKEL, B. & PIERCY, R. J. (2012) Standing CT and clinical progression of equine cholesterol granulomata. Veterinary Record 170, 289
FINDING, E. J. T. & MCSLOY, A. (2011) Neonatal isoerythrolysis and other immunological diseases of foals. Companion Animal 16, 10-12
FINDING, E. J. T., ELIASHAR, E., JOHNS, I. C. & DUNKEL, B. (2011) Autologous blood transfusion following an allogenic transfusion reaction in a case of acute anaemia due to intra-abdominal bleeding. Equine Veterinary Education 23, 339-342
RUTHERFORD, D. J. & FINDING, E. J. T. (2009) Laparoscopic castration in a cryptorchid pygmy goat. Veterinary Record 165, 27-28
FINDING, E. J. T., MENZIES-GOW, N. J., HARRIS, P. A. & ELLIOTT, J. (2015) Effect of nitric oxide synthase inhibition on blood pressure and nitric oxide concentrations in control and previously laminitic ponies. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 38, 16-17
CORNELISSEN, S., FINDING, E. J. T., BOWEN, I. M., BULLARD, C. & HALLOWELL, G. D. (2015) Factors Affecting Complication Rates with Subpalpebral Lavage Catheter Use in Horses. Equine Veterinary Journal 47, 21-21
FINDING, E. J. T., MENZIES-GOW, N. J., HARRIS, P. A. & ELLIOTT, J. (2014) Assessment of non-invasive methods for measurement of endothelial function in the horse. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 28, 1123
FINDING, E. J. T., GHOSH, S. M., MENZIES-GOW, N. J., HARRIS, P. A. & ELLIOTT, J. (2014) Seasonal variation in blood nitrite concentration in previously laminitic and non-laminitic ponies. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 28, 1111
OLSEN, E., DUNKEL, B., WITTE, T., PERKINS, J., FINDING, E. J. T., BARKER, W., ANDERSEN, P. H. & PIERCY, R. J. (2013) Interrater Reliability of the Equine Neurologic Examination. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 27, 652-653
FINDING, E. J. T., JONES, I. D., FUENTES, V. L. & MENZIES-GOW, N. J. (2011) Flow-Mediated Vasodilation in Healthy Ponies. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 25, 669-669
Liz has taught both clinical and preclinical BVetMed students.
Liz was awarded the 2017 Jim Bee Award for Outstanding Tutor.
Liz's specific interests are in cardiology and in any diseases where the endothelium may have a role!
Liz hosted a stand at the popular 'RVC Lates: the Heart of the RVC' event, attended by over 100 members of the general public. Liz is regularly involved in 'Afternoon anatomy' school visits.