Wild Tiger Health Centre

Polly Taylor

Independent consultant in veterinary anaesthesia - UK

Dr Polly Taylor graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 and worked in general practice before moving to the Cambridge University Veterinary School where she obtained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia. Polly became chief of anaesthesia at the Animal Health Trust in 1983 and gained her PhD (Cambridge University) in 1987 for her thesis in equine anaesthesia. In 1994 she became a University Lecturer and subsequently Reader at the Cambridge University Veterinary School where she was responsible for the clinical anaesthetic service, teaching undergraduates and post graduates and for research in anaesthesia. She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia in 1995 and was founding President of the College. She has been honoured with a number of awards for her work in anaesthesia and analgesia. She now works as an independent consultant in anaesthesia, with work ranging from clinical anaesthesia of numerous species and teaching to drug registration, as well as research, particularly in analgesia. She has published numerous papers on anaesthesia and analgesia in many species, particularly horses and cats.