Two New Members of Editorial Advisory Board

The Horse is proud to welcome two new Editorial Advisory Board members to our fold. These professionals from around the world offer their counsel and advice to our publication in order to ensure we have the most accurate, timely contents possible, and to keep us up-to-date on their specialties of research and equine medicine.

Leo Jeffcott, BVetMed, PhD, FRCVS, DVSc, MA, DSc is Dean of the vet school at Cambridge University in England. He received his BVetMed with Distinction in Pathology and Surgery from the University of London, followed by his PhD there in 1972. He earned his FRCVS at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, London, his DVSc at the University of Melbourne, and his MA at the University of Cambridge. This year he received his DSc (honoris causa) from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science.

Jeffcott earned numerous Executive and Honorary Appointments along the road to attain his current position. Jeffcott is a Bureau member of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) and Chairman of the FEI Veterinary Committee. He has been a veterinary official for the FEI for 23 years, and has officiated at the last four Olympics and all three World Equestrian Games. Jeffcott organized the international research program, attracting funding to investigate the effect of hot and humid conditions on the equine athlete for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. That research alone resulted in 40 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.

Jeffcott currently lectures in Equine Medicine, teaches Equine Surgery courses, and does practical teaching in the Large Animal Hospital at Cambridge. He supervises post-graduate students, and has taught more than 30 short courses/workshops throughout the world for continuing professional development. In addition, he serves as an Editorial Advisory Board member for several peer-reviewed veterinary journals.

Jeffcott is a member of the Equine Research Hall of Fame at the University of Kentucky, and has earned many international lectureships and awards, such as Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the Animal Health Trust, and the Sefton Award for Services to Equestrian Safety.

Mark J. Martinelli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, earned his DVM at Michigan State University preceding his clinical fellowship at Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After an equine surgery residency and earning his MS at the University of Illinois, Martinelli entered the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where he earned his PhD in 1999. At Glasgow, he was assistant professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery. He currently is Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Martinelli’s research interests include the etiology of osteoarthritis, particularly the role of subchondral bone in the initiation and progression of joint dysfunction. On the clinical side, he prefers working with performance horses, with an emphasis on imaging and arthroscopic surgery, and also the computerization/digitization of clinical data.

Martinelli has presented lectures at conferences of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA), British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), the AAEP, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), and for the European Society of Veterinary Orthopedics and Traumatology, among other prestigious groups.

He serves as Assistant Editor of Equine Veterinary Education (since 1996), EVE’s Foot Manual (1997-98), and Equine Veterinary Journal’s Hoof Supplement. EVJ has named him a Scrutineer since 1996. Martinelli also has been a member of the AAEP’s Computer Applications Committee, and Chair of the International Forum.

About the Author

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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