Prof. Pat Harris
After qualifying from the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 1983, Dr. Pat Harris completed her PhD at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket into the Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome. She joined the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in 1995 and is responsible for the research carried out by the WALTHAM Equine Studies group in collaboration with experts at institutes and universities around the world. This research provides the science behind the SPILLERS, BUCKEYE- NUTRITION and WINERGY brands. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Equine Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, a Visiting Professor in the School of Animal Rural and Environmental Sciences Nottingham Trent University and an Adjunct Professor at University of Queensland Australia. Pat is an European Specialist in Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition, in addition to being a Past President of the British Equine Veterinary Association. She is a member of the board of American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and the secretary/treasurer of the US based Equine Science Society as well as the President of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition. Pat is also a member of the scientific advisory group to the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Performance team and a member of the Veterinary Advisory Committee to World Horse Welfare. She is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters.