Dr Francois-Rene Bertin

Equine Internal Medicine Specialist

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science


François-René Bertin, DVM, MS, PhD, dipl.ACVIM (LAIM)

Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine

François-René graduated with a DVM from the National Veterinary School of Nantes (France). After completing an internship in equine medicine and surgery at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (France), François-René trained in Equine Internal Medicine at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (USA) and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

During his residency, François-René developed an expertise in equine endocrinology and authored several research articles on insulin dysregulation in horses. He then completed a PhD in physiology at McGill University (Canada), investigating the links between inflammation and coagulation. After his PhD, François-René worked as an Equine Internal Medicine specialist at the Equine Hospital of The University of Montreal (Canada) before joining The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine.

François-René enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and has a specific interest for equine metabolism and endocrinology.

Research Interests

  • Insulin dysregulation in horses
  • Metabolic triggers for laminitis
  • Inflammation and endocrine disorders


  • Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University
  • Diplomate of the ACVIM, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency in Large Animal Medicine, Purdue University
  • Master of Science, Purdue University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nantes


  • Bertin, François-René, Ruffin-Taylor, Debra and Stewart, Allison Jean (2018) Insulin dysregulation in horses with systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 32 4: 1420-1427. doi:10.1111/jvim.15138

  • Stewart, Allison Jean, Hacket, E., Towns, T.J., Funk, R.A. and Bertin, Francois-Rene (2018). Cortisol and ACTH concentrations in hospitilised horses. In: 40th Bain Fallon Memorial Lectures, Equine Veterinarians Australia Annual conference, Sydney, Australia, (). 15-19 July 2018.

  • Bertin, Francois-Rene, Yuen, K. Y., Hinrichsen, S., Horn, R. and Stewart, Allison Jean (2018). Effects of sample handling on ACTH stability in horses with normal and elevated ACTH concentrations. In: Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists College Science Week Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 5-7 July 2018.

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  • Doctor Veterinary Clinical Sci

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Bertin, F. R., Tamzali, Y. and Lussot-Kervern, I. (2014). Les medicaments anti-tumoraux. In J. Bardies (Ed.), Guide de Thérapeutique équine (pp. 138-148) Rueil-Malmaison, France: Point Vétérinaire.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Veterinary Clinical Sci — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor