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Dr Kate Hill

Director, Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) Programme

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Kate graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 1996 and spent time in clinical practice. After 7 years in the USA (3 years as a resident, 1 year clinical faculty in small animal medicine at Purdue University, Indiana, 2 years Assistant professor in small animal medicine University of Tennessee) she joined Massey University in July 2005 as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine. Kate is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), and is also a registered veterinary specialist with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. Kate is a Director of the Centre for Service and Working dog health, was a member of the Companion Animal Society (a special interest branch of the NZVA) executive from 2007-2014, and involved with continuing education for CAS since 2006. Kate completed her PhD on Transdermal methimazole in cats in 2015. In 2017 Kate accepted the role as Director of the Masters of Veterinary Medicine.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Director Masters of Veterinary Medicine

  • Director Centre for Service and Working Health

  • Companion Animal Health Foundation Board of Trustees March 2012-

  • NZVA SIG : Companion Animal Society Executive member March 2007-2014

  • NZVA SIG : Companion Animal Society Technical Advisory Group August 2006-2015

  • Residency Co-ordinator for ACVIM and FACVSc January 2006-2014

Kate Hill BVSc MANZCVS DipACVIM PhD

Kate graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 1996. After 7 years in the USA (3 years as a resident, 1 year clinical faculty in small animal medicine at Purdue University, Indiana, 2 years Assistant professor in small animal medicine University of Tennessee) she joined Massey University in July 2005 as a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine. Kate is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM),  In 2017 Kate accepted the role as Director of the Masters of Veterinary Medicine.

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Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • This was an award for the oral presentation of my research presented at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Congress in June 2003. The abstract presentations at this conference are an extremely important part of the programme:Hill, K, Scott-Moncrieff, J.C., Nelson, R, Glickman, L, Glickman, N, Koshko, M, Blevins, W : Secretion of sex hormones in dogs with adrenal dysfunction. From: Society of Comparative Endocrinology Resident Research Award - (2003)
  • Finalist : New Zealand Innovators Awards 2012 in the category : Innovation in Health and Science for Hyper-T EarSpot. http://idealog.co.nz/venture/2012/09/innovators-awards-finalist-list-sags-under-weight-kiwi-smarts - Innovators Awards 2012 (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

transdermal medications in cats

hyperthyroidism

working dogs

bacterial resistance

infectious diseases in Samoa

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100): Other Education (139900): Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212): Specialist Studies in Education (130300):
Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Pharmacology (070710): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Small Animal Medicine

Working dogs

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 3
Student 0 2
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

McMeekin, CH., Hill, KE., Gibson, IR., Bridges, JP., & Benschop, J. (2017). Antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacteria isolated from canine urinary samples submitted to a New Zealand veterinary diagnostic laboratory between 2005–2012. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(2), 99-104
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., Bridges, J., Hill, K.
Karkaba, A., Benschop, J., Hill, KE., & Grinberg, A. (2017). Characterisation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates from animals in New Zealand, 2012–2013, and subclinical colonisation in dogs and cats in Auckland. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 65(2), 78-83
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., Grinberg, A., Hill, K.
Wightman, PF., Hill, KE., Cohen, EB., Bridges, J., Bolwell, CF., French, J., . . . Green, R. (2016). An imaging investigation of in situ uroliths in hospitalized cats in New Zealand and in the United States. Veterinary Medicine and Science. 2(4), 255-265
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Bridges, J., Green, R., Hill, K.
Riley, CB., McCallum, S., MacDonald, JA., & Hill, KE. (2016). A prospective observational study of needle-handling practices at a University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(2), 117-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Hill, K., Riley, C.
Toombs-Ruane, LJ., Riley, CB., Kendall, AT., Hill, KE., Benschop, J., & Rosanowski, SM. (2016). Antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria isolated from neonatal foal samples submitted to a New Zealand veterinary pathology laboratory (2004 to 2013). New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 64(2), 107-111
[Journal article]Authored by: Benschop, J., Hill, K., Riley, C.
Deshpande, D., Hill, KE., Mealey, KL., Chambers, JP., & Gieseg, MA. (2016). The Effect of the Canine ABCB1-1Δ Mutation on Sedation after Intravenous Administration of Acepromazine. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 30(2), 636-641
[Journal article]Authored by: Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Hill, KE., Chambers, JP., Jones, BR., Bolwell, CF., Aberdein, D., & Mills, PC. (2015). Regional variations in percutaneous absorption of methimazole: An in vitro study on cat skin. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 38(6), 616-618
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Bolwell, C., Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Hill, KE., Mills, PC., Jones, BR., Bolwell, CF., Aberdein, D., & Chambers, JP. (2015). Percutaneous absorption of methimazole: An in vitro study of the absorption pharmacokinetics for two different vehicles. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 38(6), 581-589
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Bolwell, C., Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Hill, KE., Chambers, JP., Jones, BR., Bolwell, CF., Aberdein, D., & Mills, PC. (2015). Trans-pinnal movement of methimazole: an in vitro study showing that methimazole can cross from the inner to outer pinna of cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 17(12), 1005-1011
[Journal article]Authored by: Aberdein, D., Bolwell, C., Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Beckman, M., Hill, KE., Farnworth, MJ., Bolwell, CF., Bridges, J., & Acke, E. (2014). Tourists’ perceptions of the free-roaming dog population in Samoa. Animals. 4(4), 599-611
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Bridges, J., Hill, K.
Hill, KE., Gieseg, MA., Bridges, J., & Chambers, JP. (2014). The pharmacokinetics of methimazole in a novel lipophilic formulation administered transdermally to healthy cats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 62(4), 208-213
[Journal article]Authored by: Bridges, J., Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Hill, K., Gieseg, M., Bridges, J., & Chambers, J. (2013). The pharmacokinetics of methimazole in a novel lipophilic formulation administered transdermally to healthy cats. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bridges, J., Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Witham, AI., French, AF., & Hill, KE. (2012). Extramedullary laryngeal plasmacytoma in a dog. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 61-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Hill, K.
Hendriks, MM., Hill, KE., Cogger, N., Jones, BR., & Cave, NJ. (2012). A retrospective study of gastric dilatation and gastric dilatation and volvulus in working farm dogs in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(3), 165-170
[Journal article]Authored by: Cave, N., Cogger, N., Hill, K.
Hill, KE., Gieseg, MA., Kingsbury, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Bridges, J., & Chambers, P. (2011). The Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Lipophilic Formulation of Methimazole for the Once Daily Transdermal Treatment of Cats with Hyperthyroidism. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 25(6), 1357-1365
[Journal article]Authored by: Bridges, J., Chambers, J., Hill, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N.

Thesis

Hill, KE. (2015). Methimazole administration to cats : in vivo and in vitro studies of transdermal absorption. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hill, K.Edited by: Chambers, J., Thomas, D.

IP

Nanjan, K., Chambers, P., Hill, KE., & Al Alawi, F.(2008). . 552816: Intellectual Property of New Zealand: Topical formulation
[Patent]Authored by: Chambers, J., Hill, K.

Conference

Toombs-Ruane, LJ., Riley, CB., Rosanowski, SM., Kendall, AT., Hill, KE., & Benschop, J. (2015). Antimicrobial sensitivity of bacteria isolated from neonatal foal samples in New Zealand (2004 to 2013). 2015. (pp. 93 - 93). : British Equine Veterinary Association Congress 2015
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Benschop, J., Hill, K., Riley, C.
Karkaba, A., Hill, K., Benschop, J., Grinberg, A., & Pleydell, E. (2013). Investigating the strains of multidrug resistant entrerobacteriaceae and staphylococcus aureus that are causing clinical infections in companion animals in New Zealand. In WSAVA FASAVA 2013: Congress Handbook(pp. 586 - 586). , World Small Animal Veterinary Association [WSAVA] and Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association [FASAVA] 38th Annual Congress Australia: World Small Animal Veterinary Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Benschop, J., Grinberg, A., Hill, K.
Karkaba, A., Hill, K., Benschop, J., Grinberg, A., & Pleydell, E. (2013, March). Investigating the strains of multidrug resistant enterobacteriaceae and Staphylococcus aureus that are causing clinical infections in companion animals in New Zealand. Presented at World Small Animal Veterinary Association [WSAVA] and Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association [FASAVA] 38th Annual Congress. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Benschop, J., Hill, K.
Wells, A., Hill, KE., Vink, WD., & Stafford, K. (2013). Tail injuries in canines: A retrospective case-control study using data-mining techniques. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Small Animal Veterinary Association [WSAVA] and Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Association [FASAVA] 38th Annual Congress. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hill, K., Stafford, K.
O'Connell, A., Scott, I., Cogger, N., Jones, B., & Hill, K. (2013, February). Prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode and protozoan parasites, body condition scores of working sheep dogs in New Zealand in 2010. Presented at 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hill, K., Scott, I.
O'Connell, A., Scott, I., Cogger, N., Jones, B., & Hill, K. (2013). Prevalence of gastrointestinal nematode and protozoan parasites, body condition scores of working sheep dogs in New Zealand in 2010. In 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Handbook(pp. 125 - 125). , 8th International Sheep Veterinary Congress: Connecting Sheep and Science New Zealand: International Sheep Veterinary Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cogger, N., Hill, K., Scott, I.
Karkaba, A., Hill, K., Benschop, J., Grinberg, A., & PLeydell, E. (2012). Investigating the strains of multidrug resistant enterobacteriaceae causing clinical infections in companion animals in New Zealand. In First Infectious Disease Research Centre [IDReC] Science Symposium: Delegates Handbook(pp. 58 - 58). , First Infectious Disease Research Centre [IDReC] Science Symposium New Zealand: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Benschop, J., Hill, K.
Jillings, E., O'Connell, A., Forsyth, S., Cogger, N., & Hill, KE. (2010). COMPARATIVE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF BD VACUTAINER (TM) PLUS URINALYSIS PRESERVATIVE TUBE AND PLASTIC TUBE FOR URINALYSIS IN DOGS AND CATS. In JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE Vol. 24 (pp. 769 - 770). : WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Cogger, N., Hill, K., Jillings, E.
Jillings, E., O'Connell, A., Cogger, N., Forsyth, S., & Hill, K. (2010). Comparative clinical evaluation of BD vacutainer plus urinalysis preservative tube and plastic tube for urinalysis in dogs and cats. Poster session presented at the meeting of ACVIM Forum 2010 (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine). Anaheim, CA, United States of America
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hill, K., Jillings, E.
Bruce, W., Worth, A., Hughes, P., & Hill, K. (2009, May). Orthopaedic forum: Q&A. Presented at Sheep and Beef Veterinary Conference 2009. Rotorua, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hill, K., Worth, A.
Hill, K., Gieseg, M., Kingsbury, D., Bridges, J., Lopez Villalobos, N., & Chambers, J. (2009, June). The efficacy and safety of a novel lipophilic formulation methimazole for the once daily transdermal treatment of cats with hyperthyroidism. Presented at 2009 ACVIM (American College Veterinary Internal Medicine) Forum and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bridges, J., Chambers, J., Hill, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hill, K., Gieseg, M., Kingsbury, D., Bridges, J., Lopez Villalobos, N., & Chambers, J. (2009). The efficacy and safety of a novel lipophilic formulation methimazole for the once daily transdermal treatment of cats with hyperthyroidism. In Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine- Research Abstract Program of the 2009 ACVIM Forum & Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention(pp. 756 - 756). , 2009 ACVIM Forum/Canadian VMA Convention: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bridges, J., Chambers, J., Hill, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Hill, KE., Gieseg, MA., Kingsbury, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Bridges, J., & Chambers, P. (2011). The Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Lipophilic Formulation of Methimazole for the Once Daily Transdermal Treatment of Cats with Hyperthyroidism.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Hill, K., Lopez-Villalobos, N.
Chambers, JP., & Hill, KE. (2009, March). Introducing MSO. Presented at BOMAC Seminar. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Chambers, JP., & Hill, KE. (2009, March). Transdermal treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats. Presented at BOMAC Innovation Day seminar. Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chambers, J., Hill, K.

Other

Gieseg, MA., Hill, KE., & Chambers, P. (2011, December). The pharmacokinetics of methimazole administered in a novel transdermal formulation to healthy cats. In IVABS Research Colloquium.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Chambers, J., Hill, K.
Hill, K., Pauwels, F., Worth, A., Dyer, C., Johnson, C., Galloway, P., . . . Parton, K. (2006, July). Want to hear about career options for your future?. In Bachelor of Veterinary Science Students, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hill, K., Johnson, C., Parton, K., Worth, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

227.213 Introductory Veterinary Clinical Studies I – Paper co-ordinator, paper being constructed for new Veterinary Curriculum

118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology – 2011 3 hours, Post graduate, Extramural course

117.371 Animal Production: Working Dog Nutrition, Health and Welfare Module 2011 "Health in working dogs"

227.503 Veterinary Clinics : tutorials and clinical instruction to 5th year veterinary students

227.405 Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery

227.306 Clinical Studies

227.207 Mechanisms of disease – 2nd year Veterinary Students

227.206 Integrative Veterinary Physiology

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