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Dr. Tim Parkin

At-Large Director, Region III (Europe)

Dr Parkin is Head of School and Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at Bristol Veterinary School (since Nov 2020). He qualified from the University of Bristol with degrees in Zoology (1992) and Veterinary Science (1998). He immediately took up a position at the University of Liverpool and completed his PhD on the epidemiology of fractures in racehorses in 2002.

Before taking up his current post at his alma mater, he worked at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine from 2007, becoming Professor in 2017 and being appointed Head of the Division of Equine Clinical Science and Clinical Director of Equine Hospital between 2015 and 2018.

He became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health in 2006 and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018. He is a past President of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and served as Honorary Secretary on the Council of the European College of Veterinary Public Health from 2010 to 2015. He was also an elected member of the FEI Veterinary Committee from 2018 to 2022.

Dr. Parkin has worked with numerous different racing jurisdictions around the world, including GB, Hong Kong, Australia, South America, and the USA, and more recently worked closely with the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) to optimize equine welfare in endurance rides and identify risk factors for falls in eventing. He is a veterinary data analyst with a focus on predicting risk and thus preventing equine (fatal) injury in racing and other equestrian sports.

Dr. Tim Parkin