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Roger Smith

MA, VetMB, PhD, FHEA, DEO, Dipl.ECVS, ECVDI Assoc., MRCVS


 United Kingdom   

RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)


Roger is currently Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, England. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University  in 1987 and, after 2 years in practice, returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, Roger undertook a 3-year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon.  Roger remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment to Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is both a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. Roger currently divides his time equally between running a specialist orthopaedic service within the Royal Veterinary College and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis, and stem cell therapy for tendons in conjunction with a commercial company, VetCell, which he helped set up.


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