Dr Penny Watson

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Official Fellow; Member of the College Council; Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine
University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine

Penny Watson studied veterinary medicine at St Catharine's College, Cambridge and graduated in 1989. She then spent 4 years in mixed practice getting cows out of her system before returning to Cambridge and becoming a specialist small animal physician. She holds the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology and Diploma in Small Animal Medicine and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She runs a busy referral and teaching clinic at the veterinary school as well as teaching small animal medicine and nutrition and undertaking clinical research. She is interested in all aspects of small animal internal medicine, particularly clinical nutrition, comparative metabolism, gastroenterology and hepatology. She completed a clinical doctorate on chronic pancreatitis in dogs in 2009 and continues to pursue research in to liver and pancreas in dogs, particularly focussing on comparative studies where dogs can offer insights in to human disease.