Erica McKenzie


 United States   

American Specialist in Large Animal Internal Medicine Surgery & American Specialist in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation

Dr. McKenzie graduated veterinary school in Western Australia in 1996, before continuing her training in Canada and the USA. She completed her internal medicine residency concurrent with a PhD investigating equine exertional rhabdomyolysis with Dr. Stephanie Valberg. She is a Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at Oregon State University where she has been located since 2005.  Dr. McKenzie is a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and the author of more than 30 research manuscripts relevant to exercising horses and dogs. She is also the current chair for the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology, a global group that meets every four years to review the most current advances in equine exercise. Her special interests include characterization and prevention of myopathies in horses, the factors relevant to successful athletic performance, and features of nutrition and disease relevant to long distance exercise in horses, dogs and humans.