Rob Pilsworth


 United Kingdom   

Rob qualified from the University of Cambridge in 1981 and worked in mixed practice for 4 years before joining Rossdale and Partners in Newmarket, where he became a partner in 1987.  There he was responsible for overseeing the building and management of Rossdales Diagnostic Centre, as well as looking after the needs of 12 racehorse trainers and their horses in Newmarket . He was awarded the certificate in veterinary radiology in 1987.

In 2006 he joined Newmarket Equine Hospital to work on as the responsible vet to a single, large thoroughbred racing organization where he remains working in clinical practice.

Rob was awarded the McKellar prize in 1987, the Richard Hartley clinical prize in 2000 and the Equine Veterinary Journal Literary Award in 2004.  He is a co-author of two books ‘Common Equine Skin Diseases’ and ‘Equine Scintigraphy’.  He contributed two chapters, on pelvic injuries in the racehorse, and lameness in the European Thoroughbred, to Ross and Dyson’s text book “The Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse”.  He is the author or co-author of 16 published scientific papers.  He taught on two of the scintigraphy courses held at the Royal Veterinary College, England and has presented regularly at the annual congress of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).  Rob is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge School of Veterinary Medicine teaching on equine lameness and equine skin disease, which are his subjects of special interest.