Edinburgh Research Explorer

John Keen

Senior Lecturer

Profile photo
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 6253

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Glasgow Caledonian University
Investigation of the Structure and Function of Equine Laminar Blood Vessels
Master of Science, University of Edinburgh
The Role of Oxifdative Stress and Microvascular Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Laminitis
Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College
Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

Professional Qualifications

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dip ECEIM
Cert EM (Int Med)
2020Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, FRCVS
2020Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, FRCVS

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.

ID: 23258