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Prof Padraic Dixon

Personal Chair of Equine Surgery

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Phone: +44 (0)131 650 6253

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Respiratory and cardiac studies in normal and COPD affected horses
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, National University of Ireland

Professional Qualifications

Diploma of European College of Veterinary Dentistry (Equine) , Dip EVDC (Equine)
2016Fellow Royal College of Veterinaruy Surgeons, FRCVS

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseEquine dental, paranasal sinus and upper airway disorders

Current Research Interests

Aetiopathogenesis of equine dental and upper airway disorders.

Administrative Roles

Equine Soft Tissue Surgey / Dentistry 

Chair of ICC Equine Course


A graduate of University College Dublin, later obtaining a PhD in equine respiratory disorders at The University of Edinburgh, Professor Dixon has spent most of his professional life at the Dick Vet, where he has specialised in equine respiratory and dental disorders.

He is an internationally recognised expert in both these fields and our department is recognised as one of the foremost international centres for clinical work and clinical research in equine dental and upper respiratory surgey.

He is currently an editor of the standard international textbooks on equine respiratory and dental diseases and has over 200 publications and 3000 citations on these areas. He also lectures and gives practical workshops extensively around the world in these areas.

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