Nikki Walshe



Nikki Walshe is currently an Assistant Professor in Equine Clinical Studies in UCD. She qualified from UCD school of veterinary medicine in 2011. Then over the next 5 years gained clinical experience and expertise in equine field medicine both in the southern hemisphere and here in Ireland, during which she completed a postgraduate certificate in advanced equine practice (CertAVP). She joined the UCD equine field service in 2016. In this role she provides a clinical service and facilitates the teaching of the equine clinical studies rotation.

From her experience in the field, Nikki developed a particular interest in the area of equine parasitology, which is the basis of her PhD - the investigation of mechanisms behind parasite associated disease in the horse with a particular emphasis on role of host immunology and the intestinal microbiome- supervised by Grace Mulcahy and Vivienne Duggan. She also recently began a residency training program with the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC) supervised by Grace Mulcahy and Theo de Waal.