Veterinary education

BVSc - University of Queensland (Australia), 1985. This degree, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, is the veterinary degree awarded on completion of veterinary school in Australia. It is equivalent to DVM or VMD here in the US.

MACVSc - Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Equine Chapter, 1991. This degree is similar to Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DipABVP) here in the US. It is based on written and oral examinations, once the applicant has at least 5 years of practice experience in her chosen field (in my case, equine medicine).

Residency, Equine Medicine & Surgery - University of Sydney (Australia), 1991-1993. A residency is an intensive program of advanced training and study in a particular field or discipline. The emphasis of this residency was equine internal medicine and equine sports medicine.

MVetClinStud - University of Sydney (Australia), 1993. This degree, Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies, is equivalent to MS (Master of Science) here in the US. My Master's degree was conferred for original research in equine exercise physiology and publication of the thesis "Clinical Exercise Testing of Racehorses."

Residency, Equine Internal Medicine - North Carolina State University, 1993-1994. The emphasis of this residency was colic, other medical emergencies, lameness, and foal medicine.

AVMA Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, Accreditation Program, 2003-2004. This 4-step program validated my Australian credentials and clinical experience in veterinary medicine, a necessary requirement for veterinary licensure in the US for veterinarians who graduated from vet schools outside of North America.

Professional experience

The first 6 years of my career were spent in private practice in Australia, working first in a rural mixed-animal practice and later in an equine hospital. From 1991 to 1994 I worked as a resident veterinarian at Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Australia (University of Sydney) and the US (North Carolina State University).

Those were intense years, so after leaving NCSU I took a break from active practice and worked as a veterinary medical writer and editor for several years. It proved to be a very productive time, because during those years I learned the ropes of the publishing industry and I wrote my first three books.

All along, I maintained an active interest in equine medicine and I also pursued an emerging interest in holistic medicine. In 2002 I was finally ready to return to practice. After completing the AVMA's foreign graduate accreditation program, I opened my own holistically-oriented veterinary practice in 2004.

Click on the consults link at the top of the page to learn more about my veterinary practice.

Personal interests

My main interests these days are my dog (The Splendid Miss Tiger Lilly), my garden, and my chickens.


In addition to many articles for magazines and web sites, I've written the following books:

* Equine Lameness (Equine Research, Inc., 1997)

* Preventing Colic in Horses (Paper Horse, 1999)

* Preventing Laminitis in Horses (Paper Horse, 2000)

* the anima Herbal Recipe Book (Anima Books, 2011)

* Nothing More is Needed (Anima Books, 2011)

* Feeding Miss Lilly (Anima Books, 2014)

I've also edited or co-authored over 200 scientific papers for veterinary journals, textbooks, and conference proceedings, and edited the following veterinary textbooks:

* Manual of Equine Medicine and Surgery (Mosby, 1999)

* Manual of Small Animal Internal Medicine, editions 1 & 2 (Elsevier-Mosby, 1999 & 2005)

* Field Guide to Large Animal Internal Medicine (Mosby, 2002)

* Manual of Equine Dentistry (Mosby, 2003)

* Equine Podiatry (Saunders, 2007)

Click here for a detailed list of publications.

Click on the books/essays link at the top of the page to read some of my more recent work.

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About Dr. King

I'm an Australian veterinarian, now based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. My Aussie credentials are the equivalent of DVM, DipABVP (equine), MS.

During my career, I've worked in private practice, university teaching hospitals, clinical research, and publishing. Still, after all that, I'm simply a girl who loves animals and other living things.