Dr Sue Dyson

Head of Clinical Orthopaedics, Equine

Sue is a world-renowned expert in equine orthopaedics, with a particular interest in lameness and poor performance in sports horses.

Sue has lectured internationally and published more than 230 refereed papers in scientific journals, relating to lameness and diagnostic imaging in the horse.  Having trained horses and competed at Advanced level eventing and Grade A showjumping, and a passionate interest in sports horses, Sue has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of performance problems in horses from all disciplines. She is highly skilled in the diagnosis of both subtle and complex lameness cases. She is also an expert in diagnostic imaging, including radiography, ultrasonography, scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging.

Research Areas

Sue works extensively correlating the results of clinical investigation and diagnostic imaging, and responses to treatment providing evidence- based  results. This meticulous approach to diagnosis also results in the recognition of new clinical conditions.  Correlation of diagnostic imaging findings with detailed post mortem examinations helps to advance knowledge about image interpretation and to understand better how some lameness conditions develop, and thus how they may be prevented.



Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Orthopaedics

Associate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

European Board of Veterinary Specialisation Specialist in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation


In 2000 Sue was awarded the British Equine Veterinary Association John Hickman Orthopaedic Award for outstanding contributions to equine orthopaedics. In 2005 Sue was made an Honorary Member of the British Equine Veterinary Association. In 2007 Sue was awarded the Tierklinik Hochmoor award for outstanding, innovative and lasting contributions to equine veterinary medicine world-wide and in 2013 she received the American Association of Equine Practitioners Frank J. Milne Award. In 2014 Sue was made a Honorary Member of the Societa Italiana Veterinari Per Equini. Sue is co-Editor and major author of ‘Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse’, ‘Equine Scintigraphy’ and  ‘Clinical Radiology of the Horse’ .