Dr. Lisa Katz graduated from Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in chemistry. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, following which she completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Peterson, Smith, Matthews, Hahn & Slone in Ocala, Florida in 1995. By 1998, Dr. Katz had completed a combined large animal internal medicine residency program and a masters program in equine exercise physiology at Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research focused on the responses of ponies and horses to short-term training and their ventilatory responses to high-intensity exercise. Following this, Dr. Katz worked as a clinical teaching instructor in the equine medicine department at Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal) in 2001, a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002, received an honorary MVB degree in 2004 and was accepted as a diplomate in the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in 2005. In 2003, she completed a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London investigating the pathophysiology of equine acute laminitis. Dr. Katz joined the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin in 2003. Her current clinical and research interests include equine exercise physiology and genomics and equine acute laminitis.