Gemma Pearson

Session: Equine Behaviour and Welfare


Presentation: The practical application of behaviour to veterinary care of Equines



Gemma graduated from Glasgow University and after working in ambulatory practice undertook a residency programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh.

Here she completed her certificate in advanced veterinary practice (equine medicine) and MSc through research, investigating interactions between equine veterinarians and their patients.

As the Veterinary Liaison Officer for the International Society for Equitation Science she has been involved in several working parties to improve the welfare of horses around the world.

Alongside running an equine behaviour service at the R(D)SVS, Gemma is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the stress response of horses undergoing veterinary treatment, with the plan to develop low stress handling techniques.