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Dr Janet Patterson-Kane

Janet Patterson-Kane
  • Location: USA
  • Year of Fellowship: 2018
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Charities and trusts

Areas of special interest

  • Equine disease
  • Oncology
  • Image analysis

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • International issues
  • Professional mentoring
  • Public engagement
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Chief Scientific Officer, Morris Animal Foundation
  • Member of the Health and Regulatory Committee, American Horse Council
  • Board member, Denver Cat Care Society


Janet Patterson-Kane is a veterinary pathologist with 25 years experience in research.

Following two and a half years in clinical practice in the UK, she completed a PhD on the topic of Equine Tendon Disease at Massey University, New Zealand.

Dr Patterson-Kane then undertook residency training at the University of Florida, and worked as a postdoctoral specialist at the University of Kentucky.

She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

This was followed by a globe-trotting academic career at the Royal Veterinary College, University of Queensland, and finally the University of Glasgow - the latter as Professor of Veterinary Pathology.

Dr Patterson-Kane ran diagnostic laboratories in all of those Universities and had a wide-ranging research portfolio with topics including tendon injury, oncology, wound healing, and laminitis.

She is the author/co-author of more than 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts and the textbook ‘Clinical Equine Oncology.

Outside of academia, Dr Patterson-Kane has worked in biomedical image analysis, and the non-profit sector.

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