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  • Dr. Matthew Robin
  • Internal Medicine


Dr. Matthew Robin undertook his veterinary training at the University of Bristol from 2001–2007. During this time he also completed an intercalated degree in Equine Science. After graduating as a veterinarian, he initially worked with all types of animals before choosing to specialise in horses. He was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) certificate in equine internal medicine in 2010, before going on to complete a residency in equine internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Liverpool. His training included placements in South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, the USA and Europe, which enabled him to study the therapy of a wide-range of equine disorders. During the residency he also completed a research master’s degree at the University of Liverpool Institute of Infection and Global Health, investigating the risk of African horse sickness to the UK horse population. This sparked an interest in infectious diseases that has continued ever since.

After the residency Dr. Matthew passed his board-certification examinations to become a European and UK recognized specialist in equine internal medicine. He went on to work for four years at Fyrnwy Equine Clinic in the UK, where he treated horses from all disciplines including competition, racing, breeding and hobby horses! While there he expanded the specialist services available at the clinic, in particular the provision of both adult and neonatal intensive care. He joined Rainbow Equine Hospital in the UK in 2020, working as both a senior clinician and as part of the diagnostic laboratory, before moving to EVMC in April 2021.

Dr. Matthew’s primary research interest is in equine infectious diseases, particularly emerging diseases throughout the world and he is recognised as an expert in this area. He has been commissioned on several occasions to produce literature on the subject for both the international scientific community and the general public, as well as regularly lecturing at international veterinary conferences. In 2019 he became part of the newly formed British Equestrian Federation equine infectious diseases advisory committee, which produces guidelines and advice on infectious disease for all competition horses in the UK.
Other than infectious diseases, Dr. Matthew’s clinical interests include intensive care, ophthalmology, cardiorespiratory disease, endocrine disease and neurology.


Senior clinician and diagnostic laboratory interpretation

Rainbow Equine Hospital, Malton, UK


Senior clinician

Fyrnwy Equine Clinic, Shrewsbury, UK


Veterinary surgeon in first opinion and referral practice.

University of Liverpool, UK


Veterinary surgeon in first opinion and referral practice.

Oakhill Veterinary Centre, Preston, UK


Awarded RCVS Specialist Status in Equine Internal Medicine.


Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine

European College


Master of Philosophy

University of Liverpool, UK


RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP), Equine Internal Medicine

University of Liverpool, UK


BVSc with distinction

University of Bristol, UK


BSc with first class honours

University of Bristol, UK

Robin M (2019) African horse sickness: a potential threat to the UK. Veterinary Record, 185 p501-503.

Robin M, Page P, Archer D and Baylis M (2016) African horse sickness: The potential for an outbreak in disease-free regions and current disease control and elimination techniques. Equine Veterinary Journal 48 (5) p659-669.

Robin M, Malbon A, Ricci E, McGowan C and Malalana F (2016) Reduced tongue tone associated with degeneration of the hypoglossal nerve nucleus in a horse with equine motor neuron disease. Equine Veterinary Education 28(8) p434 – 439.

Robin M (2015) ‘The threat of African horse sickness virus in the UK: furthering our understanding of vector biology and how best to protect horses in the event of an outbreak’ (Master’s thesis), University of Liverpool, UK.

Robin M, Archer D, Garros C, Gardès L and Baylis M (2015) Repellent effect of topical deltamethrin on blood-feeding by Culicoides on horses. Veterinary Record 176(22) p574-582.

Robin M, Archer D, Garros C, Gardès L and Baylis M (2014) The threat of midge-borne equine disease: investigation of Culicoides species on UK equine premises. Veterinary Record 174(12) p301-306.

Mackenzie C, Carslake H, Robin M, Kent R and Malalana F (2017) Episcleral cyclosporine A implants for the management of unilateral keratoconjunctivitis sicca in an 8-year-old mare. Veterinary Ophthalmology 20(1) p79.