Sarah Taylor graduated from the University of Edinburgh following which she spent a year in mixed practice in North Wales before returning to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS) to undertake a residency in equine surgery. During her residency Sarah completed a master’s degree and was also awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Orthopaedic Surgery. Sarah became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007. She was awarded a Horserace Betting Levy Board Research Training Scholarship to undertake a PhD investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells for equine tendon disease at the University of Liverpool under the supervision of Professor Clegg. On completion of her PhD in 2010 she returned to the R(D)SVS for the second time to accept the post of senior lecturer in equine surgery. Subsequently Sarah spent a sabbatical during 2011 working as a surgeon at the Liphook Equine Hospital, Surrey. She has a keen clinical interest in equine sports medicine and surgery, while her research interests are currently focused on stress fractures in racehorses and MRI.