Dr Shaun A McKane – Director

BVSc BSc(vet) PhD Dip. ACVIM Dip. ECEIM MRCVS Registered RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Professional Biography

Shaun got his veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in 1993, where he also completed an intercalating degree in equine respiratory responses to exercise with Prof. Reuben Rose. After a time in equine practice he moved to take up a PhD at the University of Melbourne, centered on the affects of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage on racehorse lungs.

Wanting to continue his development as an equine specialist, Shaun moved to Oregon State University in 1999, to undertake a residency position and become a Boarded Specialist with the American College of Equine Internal Medicine. In 2002 he moved to the University of Liverpool, Leahurst where he has worked as a senior lecturer in equine medicine, training veterinary students, and has become a Registered RCVS and European College Specialist in Equine Medicine.

Shaun has a wide range of clinical interests including respiratory disease, cardiology, ophthalmology and neurology. His clinical research at Liverpool has helped develop new methods for the treatment of headshakers, sarcoids and squamous cell carcinomas in horse eyes. Shaun now brings all of this training and experience with him as he moves to West Wales to take up a postion at Cotts Equine Hospital.

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