Catherine McGowan



RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Medicine
EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine


Equine Medicine

Current Post:

Professor of Equine Internal Medicine, Head of Department Equine Clinical Science, Director of Veterinary Postgraduate Education.


All of UK, North West

Clinical Profile

Cathy graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 where she then went on to complete an Equine Internship followed by a PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology. After 3 years working in predominantly equine practice in Australia, Cathy was appointed a Lecturer in Equine Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, UK. She then worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Clinical Teacher at the University of Helsinki before being appointed as Director of Professional Studies at the University of Liverpool in 2008. Cathy holds the RCVS and European Diplomas in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine. In 2013 Cathy was appointed to a personal chair at the University, and in 2014 she was appointed as the Head of the Department of Equine Clinical Science in the Institute of Veterinary Science. Clinical Interests: Equine internal medicine Endocrinology Exercise physiology and poor performance Laminitis Muscular disease


Research Interests: Equine exercise physiology and performance Physiotherapy and rehabilitation Equine metabolic disease Equine laminitis Aged horses Gastric ulceration Cathy is Senior Editor of the textbook Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals and Co-Editor of the second edition of text The Athletic Horse: Principles and Practice of Equine Sports Medicine and has over 100 research publications in the peer-reviewed literature.