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Amy Lovett

Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine

School of Veterinary Science

Amy is a specialist in large animal internal medicine board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Following graduation (BVSc, University of Melbourne, 2013), she completed an Australian equine internship, a residency in equine internal medicine at Oklahoma State University, as well as a fellowship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Kentucky. Prior to specialty training, Amy also spent two years in general equine practice in Australia and North Carolina. At Massey, Amy supervises BVSc5 clinical training and the ACVIM-LAIM residency program. Additionally, Amy is the course coordinator of BVSc4 'equine clinical studies' and participates in equine clinical research.

Professional

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, VCNZ, Veterinary Council of New Zealand

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Amy Lovett's areas of research interest are: equine gastroenterology, neonatology, endocrinology, haemostasis and critical care. 

Scientific, peer-reviewed publications:

• Lovett A, Vokes J, Loghides N, Johnstone L, Sykes B. Survival of formalin intoxication in a 13-year-
old Thoroughbred gelding. Equine Veterinary Journal. 2023 Aug 16.

• Clark B, Steel C, Vokes J, Shan JR, Gedye K, Lovett A, Sykes BW. Evaluation of the effects of
medium-term (57-day) omeprazole administration and of omeprazole discontinuation on serum
gastrin and serum chromogranin A concentrations in the horse. Journal of veterinary internal
medicine. 2023 Jul;37(4):1537-43.

• Ferlini Agne G, May BE, Lovett A, Simon O, Steel C, Santos L, Guedes do Carmo L, Barbosa B,
Werner LC, Daros RR, Somogyi AA. Horse Grimace Scale Does Not Detect Pain in Horses with
Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome. Animals. 2023 May 12;13(10):1623.

• Vokes J, Lovett A, Sykes B. Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome: An Update on Current Knowledge.
Animals. 2023 Apr 5;13(7):1261.

• Lovett A, Gilliam L, Sykes BW, McFarlane D. Thromboelastography in obese horses with insulin
dysregulation compared to healthy controls. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2022
May;36(3):1131-8.

Abstract presentations:
• American Association of Equine Practitioners 69th Annual Convention 2023: Evaluation of the effects
of medium-term (57-day) omeprazole administration and of omeprazole discontinuation on serum
gastrin and serum chromogranin A concentrations in the horse. Presented.

• New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference 2023: Evidence-based tetanus prophylaxis in horses: Guidelines for
New Zealand and Australia

• New Zealand Veterinary Association Conference 2022: Thromboelastography in obese horses with
insulin dysregulation compared to healthy controls. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Presented.


Grant applications:
• Massey University Lewis Fitch Research Fund 2023: Comparison of citrated whole blood compared
to native whole blood when using the Viscoelastic Coagulation Monitor Vet (VCM-Vet) in adult
horses. Funded, $NZD 10,000.

• Oklahoma State University Research Advisory Committee 2019: Detection of hypercoagulability by
thromboelastography in obese equids with equine metabolic syndrome. Funded, $USD 3,000.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
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