Kate is a specialist in equine sports medicine. She qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2002. After one year in mixed practice she came to the University of Bristol as an intern in the equine hospital. Following this she undertook a clinical scholarship in equine sports medicine with Geoff Lane and Samantha Franklin and obtained the RCVS Certificate in equine internal medicine.
Subsequently Kate undertook a PhD in upper respiratory tract obstructions in the exercising horse. Kate is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Kate is experienced in the provision of a complete assessment for poor athletic performance, including techniques such as electrocardiography, echocardiography, exercising endoscopy, evaluation of the lower airways, gastroscopy and musculoskeletal evaluation. Kate was involved in the development of the pioneering technique of overground endoscopy and has several publications on the use of overground endoscopy and development of appropriate exercise tests. Kate is in the enviable position of having extensive experience with both treadmill and overground endoscopy.
Kate is responsible for all clinical cases referred to the equine sports medicine centre. Kate's research interest is primarily the management of diseases that affect athletic performance and in particular the diagnosis, cause and management of dynamic upper respiratory tract obstructions.