“The health and welfare of America’s horses is core to the mission of the EQUUS Foundation. We are honored to partner with The Foundation for the Horse through the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellowship to support veterinarians who are dedicating their careers to equine research,” said Jenny Belknap Kees, EQUUS Foundation chairman.
Dr. Paul's current work focuses on identifying mechanisms of EGGD, a common disease of active horses that can lead to signs of colic or decreased performance. Treatment can be prolonged and involve multiple medications including antibiotics. The pathophysiology of EGGD is yet to be understood. Identification of mechanisms contributing to this disease could lead to the development of improved prevention and treatment strategies.
“My career goal is to obtain a position in academia or industry as a translational clinical scientist to collaborate across basic and clinical science disciplines,” said Dr. Paul. “By bridging this gap, clinically translatable evidence can be provided to improve the health and well-being of equids.”
“The receipt of this fellowship will support my career in many ways and allow me to continue to reach my goals and remain focused on helping horses through research,” she added.
Dr. Paul graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She completed an equine medicine and surgery internship in 2018 and an equine internal medicine residency in 2021, both at Louisiana State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital.