Peter Timoney, MVB, Ph.D, FRCVS

Professional Profile

Professional Experience

1964-1966; Research Associate, Centre for Zoonoses Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois,  Urbana, Illinois.

1966-1967; Research Officer, General Diagnostic Section,Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. (November.1966-January 1967: secunded  to British Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food as Temporary Veterinary Inspector involved in Foot and Mouth  Disease Eradication Program during the 1967-68 epizootic in the U.K.).

1967-1972; Research Officer, Virology Section, Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin,  Ireland.

1972-1979; Senior Research Officer, Head, Equine Diseases Section, Veterinary Research Laboratory, Abbotstown, Castleknock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

1979-1981; Associate Professor and Senior Virologist, Diagnostic Laboratory, and Associate Professor, Department  of Microbiology, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

1981-1983; Scientific Director, Irish Equine Centre, Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

1981-1983; Adjunct Associate Professor of Virology, Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Preventive Medicine, New York  State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

1983-1987; Associate Professor of Virology, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

1987-1989; Professor of Virology and Associate Chairman for Research, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

1989-1990; Acting Chairman, Department of Veterinary Science and Acting Director, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center,University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

1990-1999, 2002; Chairman, Department of Veterinary Science.

1990-2008; Director, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

Current Offices in National/International Organizations

Member,  Health & Regulatory Committee of the American Horse Council

Member,  U.S. Animal Health Association’s Infectious Diseases of Horses Committee,  Import Committee, International Standards Committee, Foreign & Emerging  Diseases Committee, Animal Emergency Management Committee, National Animal  Health Surveillance System Subcommittee

Vice-Chairman,  American Horse Council Subcommittee on International Trade and Health

Member, National Institute for Animal, Equine Health Committee

Member, Board of Directors, National Institute for Animal Agriculture

O.I.E. Designated World Expert on Equine Viral Arteritis, Equine Rhinopneumonitis

Acting Chair, Prevention of Equine Infectious Disease Guidelines Group (PrEquID)

Member, Breeder’s Cup Security, Health & Injury Management Committee

Member, Infectious Diseases Committee, 2010-

Fields of Specialization


Diagnostic veterinary virology

Equine virology (with special reference to equine viral  arteritis)

Microbiology (with special reference to contagious equine metritis  and equine herpesvirus-related diseases) Pathology

Curriculum Vitae


MVB (Honors) - National University of Ireland (UCD), 1964

MS - University of Illinois, 1966

PhD - University of Dublin (Trinity College), 1974

FRCVS - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1978

Areas of Interest

Microbiology, Pathology, Virology