Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Cardiovascular and Inflammation Biology and Metabolism

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Dan is a Professor in Small Animal Surgery and European and American Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and President of the European College of Veterinary Surgery (2018/19). He is also a worldwide provider of Continuing Professional Development. 

Dan graduated from Liverpool University in 1987. After eighteen months in practice at the Churchfield Veterinary Centre in Barnsley, he began a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Liverpool. Dan gained an RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1990 and a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991.

Dan moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 as a Lecturer in Surgery and where he became Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1994. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. He joined the Queen Mother Hospital as a Lecturer in Soft Tissue Surgery in October 2000 and became a Senior Lecturer in 2003. He was awarded his Professorship in 2007.

Dan is head of group looking at novel therapies for congenital and acquired cardiac disease. Including valve replacemnt for valvular disease – open patch graft for pulmonic stenosis, palliative shunting for cyanotic heart disease such as tetraology of fallot. ongoing research into treatment outcomes for animals with congenital portosystemic shunts.

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Dan lectures in the respiratory and cardiovascular modules on the BVetMed undergraduate course as well as providing practical supervision and teaching to final year students and residents whilst on clinics. His is also a worldwide provider of CPD, lecturing at many institutions and conferences, including the BSAVA, WSAVA and the North American Veterinary Conference.

Dan is particularly interested in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (especially management of portosystemic shunts), plastic and reconstructive surgery, surgical management of urinary incontinence, gastrointestinal surgery and surgery of the conducting airways.

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