Sarah Taylor


Sarah graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2001 following which she spent a year in mixed practice in North Wales before returning to the Dick Vet to undertake a residency in Equine Surgery. During her residency Sarah completed a Masters degree assessing synovial fluid markers in horses with bone spavin and was also awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery in 2004. Sarah became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007. She was awarded a Horserace Betting Levy Board Research Training Scholarship in 2009 to undertake a PhD investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells for equine tendon disease at the University of Liverpool under the supervision of Professor Clegg.

On completion of her PhD in 2010 she returned to the Dick Vet for the second time to accept the post of Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery. Subsequently Sarah spent a sabbatical during 2011 working as a surgeon at the Liphook Equine Hospital, Surrey. Sarah became RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery in 2012. She  was awarded De Facto Diplomate status by the European College of Veterinary Sports Medicine in 2019. She has a keen clinical interest in equine sports medicine and surgery, while her research interests continue to focus on fractures in racehorses, osteoarthritis and MRI.