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Dr Keren Dittmer
Massey University, Palmerston North
Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222

Keren graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2001. This was followed by 4 years in large and small animal practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In late 2005 she returned to Massey University to do a PhD on inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep, and this was completed in 2008. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is currently a lecturer in both anatomic and clinical pathology. She has a particular interest in skeletal pathology and genetic diseases.

Current research interests include: inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep, lower motor neuron disease in sheep, epidisodic ataxia in sheep, primoridial dwarfism in cattle, humeral fractures in cattle, angular limb deformities in deer, FGF23 in dogs and vitamin D in NZ sealions.