Katya graduated from The Royal Veterinary College and subsequently spent a year volunteering for an equine charity (SPANA) in Morocco, caring for working equids in challenging conditions. She subsequently returned to the Royal Veterinary College Equine Referral Hospital where she completed an internship and sparked her interests and passion for equine internal medicine, especially cardiology.
She then worked as an ambulatory vet in Essex, before returning to her home in Bristol and Somerset, continuing to work in equine practice. Katya returned to the Royal Veterinary College as a resident in equine medicine. Whilst at the Royal Veterinary College, she undertook research into the relationship between steroid treatment and the development of laminitis, and the identification of blood markers to identify laminitis predisposition.
Katya has completed her residency and is undertaking her final requirements to become a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and work as an equine internal medicine specialist. She joined the Langford Vets Equine Centre in September 2017.
Katya is interested in all aspects of equine medicine but particularly cardiology, neurology and respiratory medicine.
In her spare time she heads to the coast with her surfboard German Shorthaired Pointer, alongside keeping her old event horse fit!
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