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Dr Josh D Slater

College position(s)



Veterinary Medicine

Specialising in

Supernumerary Fellow

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

PhD, BVMS (Edinburgh)

Research Themes

I have active research interests with the Pathogen Biology Research Group in infectious respiratory disease; especially the equine herpesviruses and Streptococcus equi, the cause of strangles.


I am interested in all aspects of equine medicine and have special clinical interests in respiratory and ocular disease.


I was Praelector and Dean for Student Discipline at Girton College, from October 2011 – November 2018.

I was Professor of Equine Clinical Studies at the Royal Veterinary College and the Head of the Equine Clinical Group. I am also the immediate past President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).

I graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1985 and then spent 4 years in large animal and equine practice in the North of England before undertaking a residency in equine medicine at Cambridge Veterinary School. I completed a PhD in equine herpesvirus -1 in 1994 and became a lecturer, then senior lecturer, in equine medicine at Cambridge. In 2005, I moved to the Royal Veterinary College to take up post as Professor of Equine Clinical Studies and Head of the Equine Clinical Group.