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Lecturer in Equine Medicine, University of Surrey

Adele is a specialist vet in equine internal medicine, undertakes research into equine disease, teaches veterinary undergraduates and is involved with international development to improve the lives of working equids overseas.
She graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003, and after a short spell in mixed practice realised that her passion was working with horses and donkeys. She completed an internship at The Royal Veterinary College Equine Hospital followed by a residency supported by The Horse Trust at The University of Liverpool specialising in equine internal medicine. She has also worked in an equine neonatal intensive care unit and in first opinion equine and large animal practice. Adele is a diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.

Adele is actively involved in clinical research and in 2013 completed a PhD in equine recurrent airway obstruction (also known as RAO, or heaves) at The University of Manchester, sponsored by the Horse Race Betting Levy Board. Adele’s research interests include equine airway disease, antibiotic resistance, equine head-shaker syndrome, and development of patient-side tests.

Journal articles
Journal articles

Williams A, Christley RM, McKane SA, Roberts VL, Clegg PD, Williams NJ. (2013) 'Antimicrobial resistance changes in enteric Escherichia coli of horses during hospitalisation: resistance profiling of isolates.'. Vet J, England: 195 (1), pp. 121-126.
doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.08.001
Roberts VLH, Perkins JD, Skarlina E, Gorvy DA, Tremaine WH, Williams A, McKane SA, White I, Knottenbelt DC. (2013) 'Caudal anaesthesia of the infraorbital nerve for diagnosis of idiopathic headshaking and caudal compression of the infraorbital nerve for its treatment, in 58 horses'. EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL, 45 (1), pp. 107-110.
doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2012.00553.x
Williams A, Peachey LE, Christley RM. (2012) 'Assessment of a point-of-care test for measurement of blood triglyceride levels for rapid detection of equid hypertriglyceridaemia'. EQUINE VETERINARY EDUCATION, 24 (10), pp. 520-528.
doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2011.00379.x
Roberts VL, McKane SA, Williams A, Knottenbelt DC. (2009) 'Caudal compression of the infraorbital nerve: a novel surgical technique for treatment of idiopathic headshaking and assessment of its efficacy in 24 horses.'. Equine Vet J, England: 41 (2), pp. 165-170.
doi: 10.2746/042516408X342966


  • –present
    Lecturer in Equine Medicine, University of Surrey