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Dr Zoe Davies

BSc.(hons) PhD PGDipVetPhys PGCHE FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Zoe is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy, specialising in locomotor biomechanics and functional anatomy, with a keen interest in research.

Graduating from Bristol University in 2007, with a BSc(Hons) in Equine Science, Zoe spent her undergraduate focussing on units in biomechanics and exercise physiology, writing her dissertation on ‘The characterisation of abnormal respiratory sounds in exercising horses’. Following her degree, Zoe undertook her PhD in the Structure & Motion Lab at the Royal Veterinary College, funded by BBSRC and Turftrax Ltd. Zoe successfully defended her thesis entitled ‘Biomechanical factors limiting athletic performance in racehorses’ in December 2012.

Taking a break from  research, Zoe took time to pursue her interests in teaching, working as a Lecturer in biomechanics at Middlesex University and then as a Senior Lecturer in functional anatomy and biomechanics at Writtle College (HE). Through her teaching experience, Zoe gained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and achieved the status of Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Zoe returned to the RVC's Structure and Motion Lab from 2015-2021, working as a Post-doctoral Research Associate focussing on gait analysis in dogs, humans and horses, including a project investigating the tripedal locomotion of canine amputees.

Zoe qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2021 and now combines this with her research experience to specialise in veterinary musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Professional Memberships

RAMP registered

AHPR registered




Academic Department: Animal Health, Behaviour and Welfare

Office: VF29 Veterinary Services Centre

Research profile: ORCID


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