Dr. Sue Dyson has stepped down from her position as head of Clinical Orthopaedics in the Centre For Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust.
After 37 years at AHT, Dyson isn’t completely hanging it up. According to a news release from the AHT, she’ll be doing some part-time clinical consulting and will stay involved in education. Less than a year ago, Dyson developed an ethogram, universally lauded by professionals, that helps vets detect pain or lameness in horses.
Since graduating from Cambridge in 1980 with degrees in Applied Biology and Veterinary Medicine, according to the Paulick Report, Dyson has crafted a legacy that includes more than 230 published papers, lectures around the globe and a plethora of awards and accolades. She is a past president of the British Equine Veterinary Association. She has competed in eventing and show jumping at a high level and has had three horses that have successfully competed at European competitions, World Championships and the Olympic Games.
Dyson was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the RCVS Diploma in Equine Orthopedics. She also earned a PhD from the University of Helsinki and the RCVS recognized her as a specialist in equine orthopedics.
She has received awards and honors including the Equine Veterinary Association John Hickman Orthodpedic Award, the American Association of Equine Practitioners Frank J. Milne Award and the Tierklinik Hochmoor Award for outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine worldwide. She was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame in 2013.