Mike Cathcart studied at School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, graduating with an intercalated BSc (Microbiology) in 2000 and bachelor of veterinary medicine & surgery in 2002. Working in private practice for 6 years, Mike developed a keen interest in all aspects of equine practice, but specifically in equine medicine, which led to him returning to Glasgow Vet School in 2008 to complete a 4-year clinical scholarship in equine internal medicine, supported by the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
Mike obtained the RCVS certificate in equine internal medicine in 2010, became a diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in 2013, and graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Medicine (MVM) from Glasgow University in 2016.
Following a 3-year position at the University of Adelaide School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, where he directed the clinical component of the undergraduate equine curriculum, Mike returned to the UK in March 2016 when he joined the School of Veterinary Medicine as Senior Teaching Fellow in Equine Studies.
University roles and responsibilities
- Chair of the assessment working group
- Equine species lead in veterinary clinical practice
- Section lead within Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies
Affiliations and memberships
Mike has a broad range of research interests within the field of equine internal medicine. He completed an HBLB-funded Masters research project, developing non-invasive methods of detecting lower airway inflammation in Thoroughbred racehorses, and has subsequently completed research in equine metabolic and endocrinopathic disease. Mike is active in supervising undergraduate student research projects, and in engaging private veterinary practitioners in clinical research.
As Senior Teaching Fellow in Equine Studies, Mike will engage with and contribute to all levels of the curriculum, ensuring there is continuity and appropriate integration of equine clinical teaching throughout the course. His specific focus is on the clinical practice modules in year 3 and the equine clinical module in year 4. Mike will also work closely with the private partner clinics to facilitate the equine teaching in the final year.
VMS3007: Clinical Module 4