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Wendy was born in Saltburn, UK and after living in England, Venezuela, Zambia, and New Zealand she finally settled in Canada in 1997. After completing a BSc (Animal Science) at the University of Guelph, Wendy worked at the Equine Research Centre (Guelph) Inc. for 6 years, developing a research program investigating the role of medicinal plants and nutraceuticals in improving health and performance in horses. She went back to graduate school in 2003 to obtain an MSc (Nutritional Toxicology) and PhD (Biomedical Toxicology) at the University of Guelph, exploring novel botanicals and feed additives in equine inflammatory joint disease. She then took a research/regulatory position at a multi-national research and development consulting firm in Mississauga for 2 years before coming back to the University of Guelph for an NSERC-funded post-doctoral research fellowship. During her fellowship Wendy developed novel in vitro and in vivo models for evaluating anti-inflammatory nutraceutical compounds for horses, as well as exploring the role of botanicals in improving milk yield in dairy cows, and regulating feed intake in dogs. Wendy has delivered instructional seminars and research presentations on clinical equine nutrition and equine physiology in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Central Africa, USA and Canada. She has been a sessional instructor in the BBRM (equine) program at the University of Guelph since 2010, and an adjunct faculty member in the Dept of Animal Biosciences since 2015. She joined the Department as Assistant Professor of Equine Physiology in 2016, with a research focus on developing an advanced understanding of musculoskeletal inflammatory disorders in horses, and the role of nutritional and nutraceutical interventions in improving clinical and physiological outcomes. Wendy currently lives on a 50-acre horse farm in Campbellville, Ontario with her husband and 2 children.