Dr Rachael McKinney


College position:

Director of Studies for Clinical Veterinary Medicine

Rachel McKinney
Rachel McKinney

Rachael is an equine veterinary surgeon at the Cambridge Equine Hospital. She studied at the University of Bristol where she qualified with an intercalated Bachelor of Veterinary Science and BSc in Medical Ethics, and a Post-graduate Diploma in Equine Practice. Rachael joined the team at The Queen’s Veterinary Hospital in September 2021 after working for the UK’s largest equine sanctuary and then in private practice. She has a passion for student welfare and pastoral support, and took up the role of Director of Studies for Clinical Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary School Clinical Supervisor at Homerton in 2022.

Teaching And Professional Interests

Rachael is a general practitioner and enjoys all aspects of medicine, orthopaedics, surgery, dentistry and diagnostic imaging, but has a particular interest in equine sports medicine  and is completing a Post-Graduate with the University of Liverpool in Equine Lameness to certify as an Advanced Veterinary Practitioner. She is keen to enhance the student learning experience in clinical work, and is completing a qualification with the Integrated Foundations of Medical Education with a particular interest in facilitating the acquisition of clinical skills in the veterinary undergraduate course. Her teaching is focused on the clinical years of veterinary medicine, and includes lecturing in equine practice, tutorials in equine cardiology, and final year assessments.

Links to online publications, articles or other work

McKinney, R.A. (2021), “The retrobulbar block: A review of techniques used and reported complications”, Equine Vet Educ, 33: 332-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13351