Susan Armstrong | Senior lecturer in veterinary clinical research
University of Surrey

Susan Armstrong, Senior lecturer in veterinary clinical research, University of Surrey

Susan qualified from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 2008. On graduation, she undertook an equine surgical and medical internship at Fethard Equine Hospital, Coolmore, Ireland and then part residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia in 2010. She returned to Scotland in 2014 with her young (Australian born)  son, Ritchie and joined the University of Edinburgh team. At Edinburgh Uni she combined practical work as an equine clinician and Lecturer in Equine Practice, alongside undertaking a PhD. In 2021, she completed her PhD studying human and companion animal chronic renal disease biomarkers and in the same year also achieved her RCVS certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Equine). Susan is now a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Research at the University of Surrey. Having also previously worked within a contract research organisation in Australia and the pharmaceutical industry, she is bringing together all her clinical, research and industry experience to develop clinically relevant and improved translational biomarkers in companion animal diseases. With a focus on microRNAs, inflammatory markers and point of-care monitors for detecting hepatic, renal, pancreatic and ocular surface disease, with a particular interest in diagnosis and treatment of evaporative dry eye in veterinary species. Susan also has a PhD student undertaking exciting research on equine exercise-induced pulmonary haemorrhage in collaboration with the Hong Kong Jockey Club. She has numerous 
publications relevant to veterinary and human clinicians. Susan’s main mission is to help the animals she will never meet by improving clinical diagnostics.


Day 1 @ 12:40

A potential new era of equine clinical diagnostics: liver disease and beyond

Day 2 @ 09:40

Panel: Emerging Vet Technology – new diagnostic tech tools, application of AI and digital transformation

    nel: Emerging Vet Technology – new diagnostic tech tools, application of AI and digital transformation 
  •     New diagnostic tech: new urine analysers, POCs for miRs, application of AI is help improve sensitivity and specificity of virtual cytology 
  •     Digital transformation 
  •     More information coming soon  

Day 2 @ 13:30

The future of companion animal diagnostics: microRNAs as novel biomarkers of pancreatitis and CKD

last published: 19/Jul/24 09:15 GMT

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