Philip Ivens, MA, VetMB, CertEM(IntMed), DipECEIM, MRCVS, qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2003 and, initially worked in mixed/equine practice in Norfolk and Dorset.
In 2006, he joined the team at the RVC’s equine hospital as senior clinical training scholar in equine medicine and equine infectious disease, where, in 2008, he gained an RCVS Certificate in Equine Internal Medicine.
In 2011, Philip gained a European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine and became a European specialist in equine internal medicine. In 2016, he became an RCVS specialist in equine internal medicine. Philip is founder and director of Buckingham Equine Vets and part of its ambulatory team.
Strangles: overview and vaccination
A bacterial equid disease predominately of the upper respiratory tract, strangles biosecurity and identifying infectious horses are key to preventing it. Development of a novel vaccine has added to the equine vet’s toolbox – as Philip Ivens explains.