Tim Mair qualified from Bristol in 1980. Following two years in mixed practice in Kent , he returned to the University of Bristol as a Horserace Betting Levy Board Research Training Scholar, to undertake research into equine respiratory immunology and hypersensitivity. Following completion of his PhD in 1986, he remained at Bristol as a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in equine medicine. He returned to practice in 1989, and is currently a partner at the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Kent . His particular interests ate equine internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and MRI.

Tim has been editor of Equine Veterinary Education since 1996, and is an assistant editor of the Equine Veterinary Journal. He has published extensively in the fields of equine medicine and surgery, and has authored a number of textbooks on equine medicine. He has diplomas from the RCVS in equine internal medicine (DEIM) and equine soft tissue surgery (DESTS), and is a founding diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine. Another of his interests is evidence based medicine, and he has been actively involved with developing the evidence based medicine programme run by the British Equine Veterinary Association. He has also developed an active programme of clinical research within his practice.

Tim is married and has four children. His research project within the audit group is a feasibility study of the development of an international audit and database of equine colic surgery.

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