Dr. Sionagh Smith

Sionagh received her BVMS degree from the University of Glasgow in 1990, after which she spent four years in Yorkshire-based mixed practice. She returned to Scotland to join a research group at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on porcine proliferative enteropathy. This allowed her to pursue a PhD on epidemiological and pathological aspects of this disease. Sionagh began her residency training in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2000, after which she remained as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania for one more year, followed by a two-year spell as a veterinary histopathologist with Idexx Laboratories in England. Sionagh has been back in Scotland for 12 years, working as a veterinary anatomic pathologist in academia, where her main interests are companion animal surgical pathology, particularly oncological and neuromuscular pathology, and contributing to the training of future veterinary pathologists. She is a member of the British Society of Veterinary Pathology, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Veterinary Pathology.