Supernumerary Fellow (Veterinary Medicine)


Dean for Student Discipline

Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine (Year 3 and 5)


Degrees, Awards and Prizes

PhD, BVMS (Edinburgh)

Josh Slater

Veterinary Medicine

Research and Clinical Interests


I have active research interests with the Pathogen Biology Research Group in infectious respiratory disease; especially the equine herpesviruses and Streptococcus equi, the cause of strangles.


I am interested in all aspects of equine medicine and have special clinical interests in respiratory and ocular disease.


I am currently a Professor of Equine Clinical Studies at the Royal Veterinary College and the head of the equine clinical group. I am also the immediate past president of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).

I graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 1985 and then spent 4 years in large animal and equine practice in the North of England before undertaking a residency in equine medicine at Cambridge Veterinary School. I completed a PhD in equine herpesvirus -1 in 1994 and became a lecturer, then senior lecturer, in equine medicine at Cambridge. In 2005 I moved to the Royal Veterinary College to take up post as Professor of Equine Clinical Studies and head of the equine clinical group.