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Shaun McKane


Shaun gained his veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in 1993, where he also completed an intercalating degree in equine respiratory responses to exercise with Prof. Reuben Rose. After spending time in equine practice, he moved to take up a PhD at the University of Melbourne, which centred on the effects of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage on racehorse lungs.

Wanting to continue his development as an equine specialist, Shaun moved to Oregon State University in 1999, to undertake a residency position and become a Boarded Specialist with the American College of Equine Internal Medicine. In 2002 he moved to the University of Liverpool, Leahurst, where he worked as a senior lecturer in equine medicine, training veterinary students.

He has since become a European College Specialist in Equine Medicine. Shaun joined Cotts in 2010 where he continues to provide specialist services in areas such as respiratory disease, cardiology, ophthalmology and neurology. His clinical research at Liverpool has helped develop new methods for the treatment of headshakers, sarcoids and squamous cell carcinomas in horses.

In his words….

"I am fortunate to have had a career that has been wide and varied, being able to experience many opportunities. Cotts has been the best of these experiences and I look forward to provide equine medical care for many years to come. We have a talented, dedicated team, who ensure that the care of our clients and horses are the absolute priority at all times."

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