Prof Scott Pirie

Personal Chair of Equine Clinical Sciences


Scott graduated from the “Dick Vet” in 1989 and returned following a 2 year period in equine practice in Ireland. Following a spell in the University first opinion clinic, he joined the Equine Medicine department of the Equine Hospital. Throughout his career at the “Dick Vet”, Scott has undertaken both clinical and research activities; the latter including a 3 year PhD program investigating equine allergic airway disease and a 3 year research sabbatical studying Equine Grass Sickness. His clinical activities include all aspects of equine internal medicine, with a particular focus on equine respiratory and gastrointestinal disorders. He is a diplomat of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine (ECEIM) and recognised Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and European specialist in this field. He has published extensively in the clinical and scientific literature and his current research activities are focussed on equine grass sickness, post-operative ileus and innate immunity in the equine lung.




Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh THe role of inhaled endotoxin in the aetiopathogenesis of equine heaves Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh


Professional Qualifications

European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine, DipECEIM RCVS Certificate in Equine Medicine (Internal Medicine), CertEM(IntMed) RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice, Cert EP


Clinical Expertise and Specialisation

Recognised European and RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine

Clinical expertise in Equine Grass Sickness and equine pulmonology

Responsibilities & affiliations

Post-graduate research convenor for Clinical Division; School Postgraduate Support and Advisory Committee, School Postgraduate Studies Committee; University Animal Welfare and Ethics Committee, School Veterinary Ethical Review Committee, School Biosecurity and Infection Control Committee, School Career Development Committee, School Clinical Training Scholarship Committee, Equine Medicine, UG teaching staff, PG teaching staff, Student support (mentor), Admissions

Postgraduate teaching

Year 4

- Equine

Year 5

- Final Year Rotations

- Student Selected Component 2

MSc Animal Bioscience

- Comparative Animal Models

MSc Equine Sceince

- Equine Digestion and Nutrition

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