We are pleased to announce that Kirstie Pickles started work at Chine House today. Kirstie qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1996. Following a short time in practice she undertook a three year residency at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh during which she completed an MSc in equine respiratory cytology and gained the RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine. Not ready to leave Edinburgh, she followed this with a PhD investigating immunology of equine asthma syndrome (previously recurrent airway obstruction). Kirstie has been a senior lecturer in equine medicine in New Zealand and worked at the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Games before returning to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies as a senior lecturer in equine practice. She gained her European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine in 2009 and, as such, is a recognised European and RCVS specialist in equine internal medicine.

Kirstie has joined Chine House to provide a specialist internal medicine service, making the most of the fantastic equipment that the practice has invested in.

Outside of work Kirstie enjoys running, horse riding and trying to keep up with her two children Lauren and Felix with her partner, Tim.

In the nicest way possible, we hope your horse’s don’t have to use Kirstie’s expertise too often, however, it is great for the practice to be able to offer such a specialist service.