Dr Penny Watson is an Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, Cambridge, UK. She graduated from Cambridge in 1989 and spent 4 years in very mixed practice before returning to Cambridge to undertake her ECVIM residency in Small Animal Medicine. She has been there ever since and now helps run a busy referral clinic. She is an RCVS and European recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine and holds the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology and Diploma in Small Animal Medicine and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM). She became a Fellow of the RCVS in 2016. Penny is a previous ECVIM President and a former chair of the ECVIM Internal Medicine Diploma examination committee and former Honorary Secretary of BSAVA. Penny Watson’s research focuses on liver and pancreas disease in dogs and cats, particularly chronic disease and fibrosis and she has published widely in these areas. Recent research has focused on copper storage disease in a variety of breeds and feline chronic cholangitis. She was a member of the group which produced the ACVIM Consensus Statement on Canine Chronic hepatitis. This group is now working to try to increase awareness of copper storage disease in dogs and to reduce the amount of copper in dog food.