Richard is a European Specialist in Surgery and a Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.
Richard trained as a vet at
Richard’s interests lie in both clinical and basic research. During his intercalated degree he was involved in research into the immunological basis of reactive arthritis and in 2006 he spent time at
Richard has also undertaken clinical research looking at a new way to repair feline ilial fractures, the soft-tissue complications of cast application and the role of fluid therapy on coagulation as determined by thromboelastrography.
Richard's current research interests include potential cell based therapies for joint disease and biomechanical evaluation of orthopaedic implants, including arthrodesis plates.
Richard is involved with the teaching of both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery to final year clinical students on their clinical rotations. He has also lectured on nurse CPD training and is actively involved in training and supervision of interns and residents on clinics.
Richard is interested in all aspects of veterinary orthopaedics and has particular interest in arthrodesis, fracture repair and development of joint replacement.
A Biomechanical Evaluation of a Hybrid Dynamic Compression Plate and a CastLess Arthrodesis Plate for Pancarpal Arthrodesis in Dogs. Meeson RL, Goodship AE, Arthurs GI. Vet Surg. 2012 May 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.00985.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Management of Pelvic Trauma Neurological damage, urinary tract disruption and pelvic fractures. Meeson R & Corr S. Clinical Review, J Feline Med Surg. 2011 May;13(5):347-61.
Soft-tissue injuries associated with cast application for distal limb orthopaedic conditions. A retrospective study of sixty dogs and cats. Meeson RL, Davidson C, Arthurs GI. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2011;24(2):126-31 Jan 11.
Feline ilial fractures: a prospective study of dorsal plating and comparison with lateral plating. Langley-Hobbs SJ, Meeson RL, Hamilton MH, Radke H, Lee K. Vet Surg. 2009 Apr;38(3):334-42.
Presented Papers/Peer reviewed Abstracts
• Dorsal Plating of Feline iliac Fractures: A prospective of 10 Cats. Meeson RL, Langley-Hobbs SJ, Hamilton MH, Radke H, Lee K. BSAVA Congress Proceedings 2008 - Clinical Research Abstracts.
• Cast Associated Soft-Tissue Injuries. Meeson RL, Davidson C, Arthurs GI. BSAVA Congress Proceedings 2010 – Clinical Research Abstracts.
• The Effect of In Vitro Dilution on Plasma Coagulation as Assessed by Thromboelastography, Helsinki 2010. Meeson RL, Harrington K, Wilkinson M, Goggs R, Chan D, Baines SJ. ECVS 19th Annual Scientific Meeting Proceedings – Resident Forum, 2010.
• Mechanical Comparison of two types of pancarpal arthrodesis plates. Meeson RL, Goodship AE, Arthurs GI. BVOA Spring Scientific Meeting Proceedings 2011.