Nicholas Parkinson, MA MS VetMB CertEM(Int.Med.) DACVIM MRCVS


Personal profile


Nick graduated from Cambridge Veterinary School in 2005. After undertaking in internship in equine studies, he spent 6 years in equine ambulatory practice in Somerset and Hertfordshire, during which time he completed the RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. He made the decision to return to academic veterinary medicine in 2013, spending 3 years at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in the USA, doing a Large Animal Medicine residency combined with a Masters degree. He undertook a PhD in genetics and genomics between 2017 and 2021. He is now a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal). His clinical interests include all aspects of equine internal medicine, with a particular emphasis on gastrointestinal conditions and neonatal medicine, although if pressed he will grudgingly admit to an interest in alpacas. He is currently an Clinical Lecturer in Equine Medicine and is actively engaged in comparative genomics and immunology research in areas ranging from canine cancers to COVID-19.

Current Research Interests

Research interests include clinical equine medicine, comparative immunology, infectious disease, genomics and gene editing.



Final year rotations (Equine)

Clinical Expertise and Specialisation

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)

Administrative Roles

Equine Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical and Veterinary Science, Master of Science, Endotoxin-induced microRNA expression in equine peripheral blood mononuclear cells, Virginia Tech

Award Date: 15 Jul 2016

Veterinary Science, Master of Arts, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006

Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (Cambridge), University of Cambridge

Award Date: 30 Jun 2005


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