Sonia Gonzalez-Medina

Veterinary Resident, Equine Medicine Clinical Sciences

About Sonia

Dr. González-Medina is an equine medicine resident. She received her DVM in 2007 from Cordoba University in Spain. Following graduation, she completed internships in a private hospital in Spain and Alfort veterinary school, Paris (France). In 2010, she moved to the UK where she worked in private practice for several years and as equine epidemiology clinician at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK. During this time, she obtained the CertAVP in equine internal medicine by the Royal College of Veterinary surgeons (UK) and a postgraduate degree in veterinary ophthalmology at Barcelona University (Spain). Recently, Dr. González-Medina completed her doctoral studies in Equine atypical myopathy/seasonal pasture myopathy, a toxic rhabdomyolysis associated with the ingestion of plant material from maple trees.


PhD, Royal Veterinary College of London, UK, 2019CPOV, Barcelona Veterinary School, Spain, 2015CertAVP(EM), Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK, 2013DVM, Cordoba Veterinary School, Spain, 2007


González-Medina S, Montesso F, Chang YM, Hyde C, Piercy RJ (2019). Atypical myopathy-associated hypoglycin A toxin remains in sycamore seedlings despite mowing, herbicidal spraying or storage in hay and silage. Equine Vet J;51(5):701-704. doi: 10.1111/evj.13070González-Medina S, Hyde C , Lovera I, Piercy R.J (2018). Detection of equine atypical myopathy-associated hypoglycin A in plant material: Optimisation and validation of a novel LC-MS based method without derivatisation. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7): e0199521. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199521 González Medina S (2018). Equine eosinophilic keratitis: an emergent ocular condition? Equine veterinary education. González Medina S, Ireland JL, Piercy R.J, Newton J. R, Votion D. M. (2017) Equine Atypical Myopathy in the UK: Epidemiological characteristics of cases reported from 2011 to 2015 and factors associated with survival. Equine Vet J ; 49(6):746-752 González Medina S, Dukes J, Rasotto R, Szekely A, Borman A. M (2017). Facial cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis associated with Alternaria infectoriae infection. Equine vet. Educ. (2017) doi: 10.1111/eve.12761 González Medina S (2015). The role of equine herpesvirus in ocular disease: an incidental finding or a pathogen? Equine vet. Educ. 27 (12) 623-626González Medina S (2015). Equine eosinophilic keratitis. Equine Health. December 2015González Medina, S., Toth, B., Mawhinney, I. (2015) Surveillance focus: glanders. Veterinary Record 177, 68-69 González Medina S and Newton J. R. (2015) Equine herpesvirus-1: Dealing practically but effectively with an ever present threat. Equine Veterinary Journal: 47(2):142–144. González Medina, S. (2015) Update on the cause of equine atypical myopathy. Veterinary Record 176, 143-145 Ginel PJ, Lucena R, Millan Y, González Medina S, Martin de las Mulas J. Expresion of oestrogen and progesterone receptors in canine sebaceus gland tumors. (2009) Veterinary Dermatology: 999;297-302.