Speakers

VetPD

Pat Harris

MA, PhD, DipECVCN, VetMB, MRCVS


 United Kingdom   

European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition


After qualifying from Cambridge Veterinary School in 1983 and working there as a House Physician, Pat completed her PhD at the AHT, Newmarket in ‘Some aspects of the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome’. She joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in 1995 and is responsible for the research carried out by the Equine Studies group, which provides the science behind the SPILLERS®, BUCKEYE® and WINERGY® brands. Pat is currently Director of Science at Mars Horsecare, as well as Adjunct Professor of Equine Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, an Honorary Professor in Equine Nutrition, University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and a European Specialist in Veterinary Clinical and Comparative Nutrition. She is a Past President of the British Equine Veterinary Association, has been on the editorial board of several journals, was a reviewer for the NRC Nutrient Requirements of Horses (2007) and a NRC committee member on the Safety of Dietary Supplements for Horses, Dogs and Cats (2009). Pat lectures all over the world on nutrition as it affects the health, welfare, behaviour and performance of the horse. She is the author or co-author of numerous articles in the lay press as well as over 350 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters.