Kate Allen

Qualifications:

BVSc, PhD, CertEM, DipACVSMR, FHEA, MRCVS

Speciality:

Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Current Post:

Senior Lecturer in Equine Sports Medicine, University of Bristol

Region:

All of England, All of UK

Clinical Profile

Kate qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2002. She subsequently completed a residency and PhD in equine sports medicine at the University of Bristol. Kate was the first UK vet to obtain the Diploma examination of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a RCVS recognised specialist in equine sports medicine. Kate runs the equine sports medicine service at Langford Vets (part of the University of Bristol). She primarily sees racehorses and competition horses with either respiratory disorders or poor performance. Kate was involved in the development of overground endoscopy (assessing the upper airway during exercise) and is very experienced in both overground endoscopy and treadmill endoscopy.

Research

Kate's research focuses on how disease can affect athletic performance. Her main interest is how the respiratory system can limit performance. Her research has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of upper airway obstructions.