Rob Pilsworth

  • Consultant Clinician

MA VetMB Bsc(Hons) CertVR MRCVS

Rob Pilsworth qualified in 1981 from the University of Cambridge, School of Veterinary Medicine, having previously taken a degree in comparative physiology at the University of Birmingham. He has worked in Newmarket since 1985, and joined Newmarket Equine Hospital in 2006 to take up a post working on secondment to a large Thoroughbred racing organisation.

He is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge. He has a special interest in equine diagnostic imaging and completed a certificate in veterinary radiology in 1987. He is a former co-recipient of the Richard Hartley Clinical prize and the E.V.J. Evidence Based Medicine prize.

He has published more than 20 scientific papers, and has contributed chapters to ‘Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse’ (Ross and Dyson) and ‘Current Therapy in Equine Medicine’ (Robinson). He is co-author of the books ‘Common Equine Skin Diseases’ and ‘Equine Scintigraphy’, both published by EVJ Books. He is currently a veterinary contributor to ‘Owner and Breeder Magazine’, published by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

His primary interests lie in all aspects of racehorse performance, equine lameness, diagnostic imaging and skin disease.