Kathryn Pratschke (MVB MVM MScClinOnc CertSAS DiplECVS FRCVS)

Senior Lecturer in Small Tissue Surgery


Kathryn graduated from University College Dublin in 1994, where she subsequently completed an ECVS residency in small animal surgery with an intercalated Masters degree.  Her first job following completion of her residency was at the Dick Vet, where she was a Lecturer at the Hospital for Small Animals from 2000 to 2004.  This was followed by several years in private referral practice before returning to academia at the University of Glasgow, where Kathryn was a Senior Lecturer and Head of Small Animal Surgery. From 2013-2019 she worked as a self-employed Specialist Surgical Locum, before returning to the Dick Vet in 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery (part-time). 

Kathryn is an EBVS® European Veterinary SpecialistTM  and an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, with a particular interest in surgical oncology and abdominal surgery.  Outside work, Kathryn enjoys knitting, outdoor swimming and hill-walking. 



2018:  RCVS Fellowship for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice

2019:  MSc (with distinction) in Clinical Oncology, with the School of Cancer Sciences/School of Medicine, University of Birmingham

2005: RCVS Recognised Specialist, Small Animal Surgery (recertified 2009, 2014, 2019)

2001: Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons (recertified 2006, 2011, 2016)

2000:  MVM, Masters degree by thesis, University College Dublin

1998: RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (general)

1994: MVB, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (Upjohn Veterinary Graduate of the Year)

Research summary

Veterinary Clinical Soft Tissue Surgery

Veterinary Surgical Oncology