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Kirstie Pickles

Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Kirstie Pickles joined SVMS in September 2020 as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Medicine. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1996, completed a residency and PhD at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and became a diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in 2009. She has worked in both clinical practice and academia in the UK, USA and New Zealand and is passionate about teaching, equine medicine, and neurodiversity and wellbeing in the veterinary profession.

Expertise Summary

My research interests include trigeminal mediated headshaking, cyathostomins, equine gastric ulcer syndrome, equine asthma, and neurodiversity and wellbeing in the profession.

Teaching Summary

Equine medicine


Mental health awareness

Research Summary

  • Mental health awareness teaching to veterinary undergraduates
  • Neurodiversity in the veterinary profession
  • Quantitation of equine trigeminal medicated headshaking

Selected Publications

Past Research

  • Equine trigeminal mediated headshaking
  • Equine asthma syndrome
  • Equine gastric ulcer syndrome
  • Wellbeing in the veterinary profession
  • Mast cell response to cyathostomin infection
  • Anthelmintic use and efficacy
  • Neurosteroids in equine neonatal maladjustment syndrome

Centre for Applied Bioethics

The University of Nottingham
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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