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Mary Kate Mehegan | BSA BVetMed MRCVS

October 13, 2007

Mary Kate joined MVS August 2023 as an equine intern after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College. This is her second time working for MVS, as she was a reproduction technician and research assistant here in 2018 before attending veterinary school. Her progesterone research from that time has since been published in Equine Veterinary Science.

Mary Kate is keenly interested in all aspects of the Thoroughbred industry and has experience working as a technician and working student with veterinarians in Austin, TX, Lexington, KY, Newmarket, UK Kildare, IRE, Tipperary, IRE, Chantilly, FR, and both Tokyo, JPN, and Hokkaido, JPN. She also spent years working with emergency and intensive care patients at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine during her first bachelor’s degree in animal science. At that time, she also completed a thesis in stem cell therapy, which translates well into the contemporary equine therapeutics market.

After the internship Mary Kate will be returning to Asia to work with racehorses as a Junior Veterinary Surgeon in Hong Kong. Outside of work Mary Kate loves oil painting, sailing races, playing field hockey, and studying foreign languages.