John Keen


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Current Research Interests

The equine cardiovascular system and its relationship to endocrinological disorders such as equine metabolic syndrome and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.

Administrative Roles

Equine Medicine


RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine), Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine, Director of Equine Clinical Services

Following graduation from the RVC in 1996, John spent 4 years in mixed and then predominantly equine practice before being appointed the RCVS Clarke and Sparrow Resident in Equine Studies at the ‘Dick’ Vet in 2000, where he has remained ever since.

He has gained his Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine, MSc by research and a PhD investigating the pharmacology and physiology of digital laminar microvasculature.

He was awarded the European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2007 and has gained RCVS and European specialist status in equine internal medicine.

John is currently a senior clinician in the equine hospital. His clinical and research interests include all aspects of internal medicine, but with particular emphasis on cardiovascular disease, metabolic and endocrine disease and the potential links between these disorders.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Investigation of the Structure and Function of Equine Laminar Blood Vessels, Glasgow Caledonian University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Master of Science, The Role of Oxifdative Stress and Microvascular Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Laminitis, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1992


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