Vivienne Duggan


Assoc Prof Vivienne Duggan graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB) from the College of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1999. She subsequently completed an internship and residency in equine internal medicine and a PhD in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at Oklahoma State University, USA, investigating the dynamics of acute phase proteins in the equine peripartum period. 

Vivienne is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM-LA) and with the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM). She has worked in general mixed practice in Ireland and spent a number of breeding seasons in equine stud practice in Ireland and New Zealand before joining the veterinary faculty at University College Dublin in 2006 where she works as a senior equine clinician in the tertiary level UCD Veterinary Hospital. Her research interests include investigating equine welfare and medical conditions in horses and ponies in Ireland; in particular, infectious diseases such as Strangles, and endocrine/metabolic diseases such as equine metabolic syndrome and PPID. 

Vivienne is active nationally and internationally with equine and veterinary stakeholders. In the ECEIM, she has served on the exam and curriculum committees. She served as President of Veterinary Ireland in 2014 and represented Ireland at the Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations (FEEVA) from 2011 to 2017.  She was elected to the role of President of the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the regulatory body for veterinary practitioners in Ireland in 2022.