Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Sarah is a PhD student within the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health group.  Her project is entitled Equine VetCompass – Guiding Evidence-Based Equine Healthcare.

Sarah graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the RVC in 2006.  She then spent 8 years in clinical practice, completing the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine Medicine) in 2014.  In 2015, Sarah was awarded an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology, following which she joined the VEEPH group as a PhD student working on Equine VetCompass.



Sarah’s PhD will develop the highly-successful VetCompass Animal Surveillance project to allow for the collection of anonymised veterinary clinical data from first-opinion equine practices.  This information will be used to describe the most common conditions affecting horses in the UK and to determine risk factors for some of the most prevalent disorders.  Sarah’s work is funded by the RVC’s Mellon Fund for Equine Research and RCVS Knowledge.   She is supervised by Profs Kristien Verheyen, Dave Brodbelt and Josh Slater. 

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