Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health
Dave Brodbelt is a Professor of Evidence based Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College and is a European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia.
Dave Brodbelt graduated from the Cambridge Vet School in 1993 and undertook a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia there. In 1998 he gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. He then went into private practice for 4 years prior to undertaking an Epidemiology PhD based at the Epidemiology Unit of the Animal Health Trust / Royal Veterinary College looking at anaesthetic complications in practice (CEPSAF). Since then he has worked at the RVC within the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health (VEEPH) Group, initially as Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, and then Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology, before becoming Professor of Evidence based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM). He is involved in research and teaching epidemiology and EBVM to undergraduates and postgraduates. His research interests focus on practice based research and research derived from electronic health records. He is a member of the VeNom Coding Group, part of the VetXML consortium and is co-project leader of VetCompass, the RVC based initiative that works with a large group of collaborating first opinion practices surveying disease trends in veterinary practice.
His main interest is companion animal practice based clinical research. He is co-project leader for VetCompass, the RVC led primary practice electronic health record project (www.rvc.ac.uk/VetCompass) that collects clinical data from veterinary practice management systems (PMS). He is a member of the VeNom Coding Group (www.venomcoding.org) that maintains standard clinical terminology for use in veterinary medicine and represents the VeNom Coding Group within the VetXML Consortium (www.vetxml.org). He is involved in a number of clinical research projects within the RVC working with colleagues in the QMHA.
In Veterinary Anaesthesia, following on from his PhD, his research interest continues to centre on perioperative morbid and mortal complications. His PhD thesis is available as a PDF below.
BRODBELT, D.C. (2006) The Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities. PhD Thesis, Royal Veterinary College, University of London.
O'Neill, D G; Baral, L; Church, D B; Brodbelt, D C; Packer, R M A.
Demography and disorders of the French Bulldog population under primary veterinary care in the UK in 2013.
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 5;3 (2018)
Harris GL, Brodbelt D, Church D, Humm K, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, O'Neill D. (2018) Epidemiology, clinical management, and outcomes of dogs involved in road traffic accidents in the United Kingdom (2009-2014). J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2018 Mar;28(2):140-148. doi: 10.1111/vec.12704. Epub 2018 Mar 6.
Anderson KL, O'Neill DG, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Meeson RL, Sargan D, et al.: Prevalence, duration and risk factors for appendicular osteoarthritis in a UK dog population under primary veterinary care. Scientific Reports 2018,8(1):5641.
O’Neill DG, Darwent EC, Church DB, Brodbelt DC. (2017) Border Terriers under primary veterinary care in England: demography and disorders. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2017 Nov 25;4:15. doi: 10.1186/s40575-017-0055-3.
O'Neill DG, Seah WY, Church DB, Brodbelt DC.(2017) Rottweilers under primary veterinary care in the UK: demography, mortality and disorders. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2017 Nov 22;4:13. doi: 10.1186/s40575-017-0051-7.
O'Neill DG, Coulson NR, Church DB, Brodbelt DC (2017) Demography and disorders of German Shepherd Dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2017 Jul 28;4:7. doi: 10.1186/s40575-017-0046-4
Kim Y, Kim H, Pfeiffer D, Brodbelt D. (2017) Epidemiological study of feline idiopathic cystitis in Seoul, South Korea. J Feline Med Surg. 2017 Sep 1:1098612X17734067. doi: 10.1177/1098612X17734067.
McGreevy P, Thomson P, Dhand NK, Raubenheimer D, Masters S, Mansfield CS, Baldwin T, Soares Magalhaes RJ, Rand J, Hill P, Peaston A, Gilkerson J, Combs M, Raidal S, Irwin P, Irons P, Squires R, Brodbelt D, Hammond J. (2017) VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science. Animals (Basel). 2017 Sep 26;7(10). pii: E74. doi: 10.3390/ani7100074Payne JR, Brodbelt DC, Luis Fuentes V. (2017) Blood Pressure Measurements in 780 Apparently Healthy Cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2017, Jan 31(1) 15-21.
O'Neill DG, Case J, Boag AK, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2017) Gastric dilation-volvulus in dogs attending UK emergency-care veterinary practices: prevalence, risk factors and survival. J Small Anim Pract. 2017 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12723.
McDonald JL, Cleasby IR, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, O'Neill DG (2017) Mortality due to trauma in cats attending veterinary practices in central and south-east England. J Small Anim Pract. 2017 Aug 1. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12716
O'Neill DG, Lee MM, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Sanchez RF (2017) Corneal ulcerative disease in dogs under primary veterinary care in England: epidemiology and clinical management. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 15;4:5. doi: 10.1186/s40575-017-0045-5.
O'Neill DG, O'Sullivan AM, Manson EA, Church DB, Boag AK, McGreevy PD, Brodbelt DC (2017) Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency-care veterinary practices: prevalence and risk factors. Vet Rec. 2017 May 19. pii: vetrec-2016-104108. doi: 10.1136/vr.104108.
Muellner P, Muellner U, Gates MC, Pearce T, Ahlstrom C, O'Neill D, Brodbelt D, Cave NJ. (2016) A Pilot Study Leveraging Companion Animal and Equine Health Data from Primary Care Veterinary Clinics in New Zealand. Evidence in Practice - Front Vet Sci. 2016 Dec 23;3:116. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00116. PMID: 28066777 Free PMC Article
Buckland EL, O'Neill D, Summers J, Mateus A, Church D, Redmond L, Brodbelt D. (2016) Characterisation of antimicrobial usage in cats and dogs attending UK primary care companion animal veterinary practices. Vet Rec. 2016 Aug 19. pii: vetrec-2016-103830. doi: 10.1136/vr.103830.
Sanchis-Mora S, Pelligand L, Thomas CL, Volk HA, Abeyesinghe SM, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Thomson PC, McGreevy PD, O'Neill DG. (2016) Dogs attending primary-care practice in England with clinical signs suggestive of Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia.Vet Rec. 2016 Aug 17. pii: vetrec-2015-103651. doi: 10.1136/vr.103651.
O'Neill DG, Gostelow R, Orme C, Church DB, Niessen SJ, Verheyen K, Brodbelt DC. (2016)Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus among 193,435 Cats Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England. J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Jun 29. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14365.
O'Neill DG, Meeson RL, Sheridan A, Church DB, Brodbelt DC. (2016) The epidemiology of patellar luxation in dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 8;3:4.
O'Neill DG, Scudder C, Faire JM, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2016) Epidemiology of hyperadrenocorticism among 210,824 dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in the UK from 2009 to 2014. J Small Anim Pract. 2016 Jun 9.
O'Neill DG, Darwent EC, Church DB, Brodbelt DC (2016) Demography and health of Pugs under primary veterinary care in England. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2016, 3(1):1-12.
Charalambous M, Shivapour SK, Brodbelt DC, Volk HA. (2016) Antiepileptic drugs' tolerability and safety - a systematic review and meta-analysis of adverse effects in dogs. BMC Vet Res. 2016 May 21;12(1):79. doi: 10.1186/s12917-016-0703-y.
Payne JR, Borgeat K, Brodbelt DC, Connolly DJ, Luis Fuentes V. (2015) Risk factors associated with sudden death vs. congestive heart failure or arterial thromboembolism in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Vet Cardiol. 2015 Dec;17 Suppl 1:S318-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2015.09.008.
Payne JR, Brodbelt DC, Luis Fuentes V. (2015) Cardiomyopathy prevalence in 780 apparently healthy cats in rehoming centres (the CatScan study). J Vet Cardiol. 2015 Dec;17 Suppl 1:S244-57. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2015.03.008.
Goggs R, Dennis SG, Di Bella A, Humm KR, McLauchlan G, Mooney C, Ridyard A, Tappin S, Walker D, Warman S, Whitley NT, Brodbelt DC, Chan DL. (2015) Predicting Outcome in dogs with Primary Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia: Results of a Multicenter Case Registry. J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Nov-Dec;29(6):1603-10. doi: 10.1111/jvim.13642.
O'Neill DG, Jackson C, Guy JH, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2015) Epidemiological associations between brachycephaly and upper respiratory tract disorders in dogs attending veterinary practices in England. Canine Genet Epidemiol. Jul 14;2:10. doi: 10.1186/s40575-015-0023-8.
Mattin MJ, Boswood A, Church DB, López-Alvarez J, McGreevy PD, O'Neill DG, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2015) Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs Attending Primary-care Veterinary Practices in England. J Vet Intern Med. 2015 May;29(3):847-54. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12591. Epub 2015 Apr 9.
O'Neill DG, Jackson C, Guy JH, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2015) Epidemiological associations between brachycephaly and upper respiratory tract disorders in dogs attending veterinary practices in England. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2015 Jul 14;2:10. doi: 10.1186/s40575-015-0023-8. 26401338
Summers JF, O'Neill DG, Church DB, Thomson PC, McGreevy PD, Brodbelt DC. (2015) Prevalence of disorders recorded in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 18;2:4. doi: 10.1186/s40575-015-0016-7.26401332
Shoop SJ, Marlow S, Church DB, English K, McGreevy PD, Stell AJ, Thomson PC, O'Neill DG, Brodbelt DC. (2015) Prevalence and risk factors for mast cell tumours in dogs in England. Canine Genet Epidemiol. 2015 Jan 26;2:1. doi: 10.1186/2052-6687-2-1. 26401329
Viscasillas J, Sanchis-Mora S, Palacios C, Mathis A, Alibhai H, Brodbelt DC. (2015) Anaesthetic management and complications of balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis in dogs. Vet Rec. 2015 Oct 3;177(13):340. doi: 10.1136/vr.103146.
Taylor-Brown FE, Meeson RL, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, O'Neill DG. (2015) Epidemiology of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease Diagnosis in Dogs Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England. Vet Surg. 2015 Aug;44(6):777-83. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12349. 26118493
Mattin MJ, Boswood A, Church DB, McGreevy PD, O'Neill DG, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC (2015) Degenerative mitral valve disease: Survival of dogs attending primary-care practice in England. Prev Vet Med. pii: S0167-5877(15)00206-8. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2015.05.007.
Garcia de Carellan Mateo A, Brodbelt D, Kulendra N, Alibhai H. (2015) Retrospective study of the perioperative management and complications of ureteral obstruction in 37 cats. Vet Anaesth Analg. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12250. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25732861
Sargent J, Muzzi R, Mukherjee R, Somarathne S, Schranz K, Stephenson H, Connolly D, Brodbelt D, Fuentes VL.(2015) Echocardiographic predictors of survival in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease. J Vet Cardiol. Mar;17(1):1-12Charalambous M, Brodbelt D, Volk HA (2014) Treatment in canine epilepsy - a systematic review. BMC Vet Res. 2014 Oct 22;10(1):257. doi: 10.1186/s12917-014-0257-9
Summers JF, Hendricks A, Brodbelt DC (2014) Prescribing practices of primary-care veterinary practitioners in dogs diagnosed with bacterial pyoderma. BMC Vet Res. Oct 8;10(1):240.
O Neill DG, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC (2014). Prevalence of disorders recorded in cats attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. The Veterinary Journal, doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.08.004.
Mattin MJ, Solano-Gallego L, Dhollander S, Afonso A, Brodbelt DC (2014) The frequency and distribution of canine leishmaniosis diagnosed by veterinary practitioners in Europe. Vet J. 2014 Apr 4. pii: S1090-0233(14)00133-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.03.033
Stephens M, O'Neill D, Church D, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt D (2014) Feline hyperthyroidism reported in primarycare veterinary practices in England: prevalence, associated factors and spatial distribution. Veterinary Record. doi: 10.1136/vr.102431.
O'Neill DG, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2014) Longevity and mortality of cats attending primary care veterinary practices in England. J Feline Med Surg. 2014 Jun 12. pii: 1098612X14536176.
O Neill DG, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC. (2014) Prevalence of disorders recorded in dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in England. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 4;9(3):e90501. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090501
Wylie CE, Carbonell-Antoñanzas M, Aiassa E, Dhollander S, Zagmutt FJ, Brodbelt DC, Solano-Gallego L. (2014) A systematic review of the efficacy of prophylactic control measures for naturally-occurring canine leishmaniosis, part I: Vaccinations. Prev Vet Med. 2014 Jul 11. pii: S0167-5877(14)00213-X. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.06.015.
Wylie CE, Carbonell-Antoñanzas M, Aiassa E, Dhollander S, Zagmutt FJ, Brodbelt DC, Solano-Gallego L. (2014) A systematic review of the efficacy of prophylactic control measures for naturally occurring canine leishmaniosis. Part II: Topically applied insecticide treatments and prophylactic medications. Prev Vet Med. 2014 Jul 11. pii: S0167-5877(14)00214-1. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.06.016. PMID:25062787
Mattin M, O'Neill D, Church D, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt D (2014) An epidemiological study of diabetes mellitus in dogs attending first opinion practice in the UK. Vet Rec. 2014 Feb 25. doi: 10.1136/vr.101950.
Mateus ALP, Brodbelt DC, Barber N, Staerk K (2014) Qualitative study of factors associated with antimicrobial usage in seven small animal veterinary practices in the UK. Preventive Veterinary Medicine DOI information: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2014.05.0077.
Sanchis-Mora S, Viscasillas J, Mathis A, Palacios C, Brodbelt DC, Alibhai HI (2014) Anaesthetic management and complications of pacemaker implantation in dogs. Vet Rec. Jun 23. pii: vetrec-2013-102246. doi: 10.1136/vr.102246
Pinelas, Alibhai H, Mathis A, Jimenez A, Brodbelt D. (2014) Effects of different doses of dexmedetomidine on anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone - a clinical trial. Vet Anaesth Analg. Dec 20. doi: 10.1111/vaa.121241(4):378-85.
O’Neill D, Church D, McGreevy P, Thomson P, Brodbelt D (2013) Longevity and mortality of owned dogs in England. Veterinary Journal. 198, 638–643
O’Neill D, Church D, Elliott J, McGreevy P, Thomson P, Brodbelt D (2013) Canine chronic kidney disease among UK veterinary practices: prevalence, risk factors and survival. Journal Veterinary Internal Medicine, doi: 10.1111/jvim.12090.
Payne JR, Boswood A, Brodbelt D., Connolly DJ, Dennis S, Luis Fuentes V (2013) Prognostic indicators in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Fleet L, Volk H, O’Neill D, Church D, Brodbelt D. (2013) Prevalence and risk factors for canine epilepsy of unknown origin in the UK. Vet Rec, PMID:23300065.
Levien A, Brodbelt D, Arthurs G.(2013) Retrospective analysis of complications and outcomes in Boxers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers undergoing cranial cruciate ligament surgery. Aust Vet J, 91(6):220-5. doi: 10.1111/avj.12062.
Viscasillas J, Benigni L, Brodbelt D, Alibhai H. (2013) Use of needle enhancing software to improve injection technique amongst inexperienced anaesthetists performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerves blocks in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013 Apr 27. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12043.
Muyzamba, M Kilyon, M, Goode N, Brodbelt D. (2012) Predictors of success in a UK Veterinary School. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 10.3138/jvme.1011.103R1
Summers J, Brodbelt D, Forsyth P, Hendrick A. (2012) A systematic review of antimicrobial therapy for canine pyoderma. Veterinary Dermatology. 23(4):305-291
Beauvais, W, Cardwell, J Brodbelt D (2012) The effect of neutering on the risk of mammary tumours in dogs - a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice. Jun;53(6):314-22.
Beauvais, W, Cardwell, J Brodbelt D (2012) The effect of neutering on the risk of urinary incontinence in bitches - a systematic review. Journal of Small Animal Practice. Apr;53(4):198-204.
O’Neill, D, Hendricks, A, Summers, J, Brodbelt D. (2012) An analysis of systemic glucocorticoid use in cats and dogs by small animal veterinary practices in England. Journal of Small Animal Practice. Apr;53(4):217-22.
Lamata C, Loughton V, Jones M, Alibhai H, Chan E, Walsh K, Brodbelt D. (2012) Risk of peri-operative regurgitation in a referral hospital population of dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.39(3):266-74,
Viscasillas J, Seymour CJ, Brodbelt DC. (2012) A cadaver study comparing two approaches for performing maxillary nerve block in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2012 Sep 27. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00781.x
Plessas IN, Rusbridge C, Driver CJ, Chandler KE, Craig A, McGonnell IM, Brodbelt DC, Volk HA. (2012) Long-term outcome of Cavalier King Charles spaniel dogs with clinical signs associated with Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia. Vet Rec. 2012 Oct 25
Mathis A, Brodbelt, D, Pinelas R, Alibhai H. (2012) Recovery from anaesthesia after Alfaxan and Propofol anaesthesia in cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 39(3):282-90
Schwartz, M, Lamb, CR, Brodbelt, DC, Volk, HA (2012). Canine intracranial neoplasia: Clinical risk factors for development of epileptic seizures. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 52(12): 632-7, doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2011.01131.x
Jiménez CP, Mathis A, Sanchis Mora S, Brodbelt D, Alibhai H (2012) Evaluation of the quality of the recovery after administration of propofol or alfaxalone for induction of anaesthesia in dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 39(2):151-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00678.x
Mateus A, Brodbelt D, Stärk K. (2011) Evidence-based use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice. In Practice, 33, pp194–202.
Mateus A, Brodbelt, D, Barber N, Stärk K. (2011) Antimicrobial usage in dogs and cats in first opinion veterinary practices in the UK. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 52(10):515-21, doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2011.01098.x
De Bleser B, Brodbelt DC, Gregory N, Martinez T (2011) The Association between Acquired Urinary Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence in Bitches and Early versus Late Spaying: A Case-Control Study. Veterinary Journal 187(1) 42-7.
Renwick A, Gemmill T, Pink J, Brodbelt D, McKee M (2011) Radiographic evaluation of BFX acetabular component orientation. Veterinary Surgery, doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00824.x.
Psatha E, Chan E, Alibhai H, Brodbelt D (2011) Evaluation of the clinical efficacy and cardiopulmonary effects of Alfaxan for induction of anaesthesia in sick dogs (ASA III-V) undergoing surgery. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 38, 24-36.
Diesel, G, Crispin, S, Pfeiffer, D, Brodbelt, D. (2010) Risk factors for tail injury in dogs. Vet Rec, 166(26), 812-7.
Williams, T K, Brodbelt, D, Peak, K, Elliott, J, Syme, H. (2010) Factors associated with survival and the development of azotemia in hyperthyroid cats following treatment. JVIM, 24, 863-869.
Payne JR, Luis Fuentes V, Boswood A, Connolly DJ, Koffas H, Brodbelt D. (2010) Population characteristics and survival in 127 referred cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (1997-2005). Journal of Small Animal Practice 51,10, 540-547.
Adamantos S, Brodbelt D, Moores AL, (2010) Prospective evaluation of complications associated with jugular venous catheter use in a veterinary hospital. JSAP, 51, 254-257.
Wagner, T., Luis Fuentes, V., Payne, J. R., McDermott, N. & Brodbelt, D. C. (2010). Comparison of auscultatory and echocardiographic findings in adult healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 12(3):171-82
Cilli, F., Alibhai, H., Boswood, A. Borer, K., Chan, E., Jasani, J., Brodbelt, D. (2010) Cardiac troponin and myocardial injury during routine general anaesthesia in dogs. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 37, 409-416.
Tomlin, J, Brodbelt, D and May S. (2010) Veterinary students' understanding of a career in practice. Vet Rec, 166(25), 781-6.
Tomlin, J, Brodbelt, D and May S. (2010) Influences on the decision to study veterinary medicine: Variation with gender and background. Vet Rec, 166(24), 744-8.
Wessman A, Volk H., Tennant K., Chandler K, Brodbelt D, Szladovits B. (2010) Significance of surface epithelial cells in canine cerebrospinal disease and their relationship to nervous system disease. Vet Clin Path, PMID 20727124.
Collins SA, Patteson MW, Connolly DJ, Brodbelt DC, Torrance AG Pearce JD (2010) Effects of sample handling on serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide concentration in normal dogs and dogs with heart disease. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 12(1), 41-8.
Corr SA, Draffin D, Kulendra E, Carmichael S, Brodbelt D (2010). A Retrospective Study of Achilles Mechanism Disruption in 45 dogs. Vet Rec, 167, 407-411.
Diesel, G., Brodbelt, D., Laurence, C. (2010) A survey of veterinary practice policies and opinions of neutering dogs. Veterinary Record, 166(15):455-8.
Diesel, G., Brodbelt, D., Pfeiffer, D. (2010) Characteristics of relinquished dogs and their owners at 14 rehoming centres in the UK. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare, 13(1), 15-30.
Moonarmart, W, Boswood, A Luis Fuentes, V, Brodbelt, D, Souttar, K, Elliott, J (2010) N-Terminal pro BNP and left ventricular diameter independently predict mortality in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 51(2) 84-96.
Connolly DJ, Brodbelt DC, Copeland H, Collins S, Fuentes VL (2009) Assessment of the diagnostic accuracy of circulating cardiac troponin I concentration to distinguish between cats with cardiac and non-cardiac causes of respiratory distress. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 11(2), 71-80.
Brodbelt, DC (2009) Retrospective studies: the good the bad or the ugly? Journal of Small Animal Practice, 50(11), 565-6.
McMillan, M, Boag, A, Brodbelt, D, Hughes, D. (2009) Effect of body position on the arterial partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide in spontaneously breathing, conscious dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 19(6) 564-70.
Wakeling J, Elliott J, Petrie A, Brodbelt D, Syme, H (2009) Urinary Iodine Excretion in Hyperthyroid Cats. Am J Vet Res, 70(6):741-9.
Jepson R, Brodbelt D, Vallance C, Syme H, Elliott J (2009) Evaluation of predictors of the development of azotaemia in cats. J Vet Int Medicine, 23(4):806-13
Brodbelt, D. (2009) Perioperative mortality in small animal anaesthesia. Vet J, 182:2, 152-161.
Cariou M, Lipscomb VJ, Hughes D, Brodbelt D, Brockman D (2009) Evaluation of intra-operative plasma lactate and blood gas values in dogs undergoing surgical attenuation of a single congenital portosystemic shunt. Veterinary Record, 165, 8, 226-229.
Lozano AJ. Brodbelt D, Borer K, Armitage-Chan E., Clarke KW, Alibhai H (2009) Duration of Effect and Recovery Times, Comparison of Isoflurane, Sevoflurane and Desflurane in dogs undergoing anaesthesia for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 36, 220-229.
Wakeling J, Elliott J, Brodbelt D, Syme H (2009) Risk Factors for Feline Hyperthyroidism in the UK. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 50, 9.
Diesel G, Brodbelt D, Pfeiffer DU (2008) Reliability of assessment of dogs' behavioural responses by staff working at a welfare charity in the UK. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 115, 171-181.
Brodbelt DC, Pfeiffer DU, Young LE, Wood JLN (2008) Risk factors for Anaesthetic-Related Death in Dogs: Results from the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities (CEPSAF). JAVMA, Oct 1;233(7):1096-104.
Väisänen M, Tuomikoski-Alin SK, Brodbelt DC, Vainio OM (2008) Opinions of Finnish small animal owners about surgery and pain management in small animals. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 49, 626-632.
Cherubini G, Platt S, Howson S, Baines E, Brodbelt D, Dennis R (2008) A Comparison of FLAIR, t2 weighted, t1-weighted, pre-contrast and post-contrast t1-weighted magnetic resonance images in the detection of canine inflammatory brain diseases. Journal of Small Animal Practice 49, 634-640.
Diesel G, Pfeiffer DU, Brodbelt DC (2008) Factors affecting the success of rehoming dogs in the UK during 2005. Prev Vet Med 84, 228-241. PubMed ID 18243374
Brodbelt DC, Blissit KJ, Hammond RA, Neath PJ, Young LE, Pfeiffer DU, Wood JLN(2008) The risk of death: the Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities. Vet Anaesth Analg. PubMed ID 18466167
Moores AL, Moores AP, Brodbelt DC, Owen, MR, Draper ER (2007) Regional load bearing of the canine acetabulum. J Biomech 40, 3732-3737. PubMed ID 17675043
Jepson RE, Elliott JE, Brodbelt DC, Syme HM (2007) Effect of control of systolic blood pressure on survival in cats with systemic hypertension. J Vet Intern Med 21, 402-409. PubMed ID 17552443
Brodbelt DC, Pfeiffer DU, Young LE, Wood, JLN (2007) Risk factors for anaesthetic-related death in cats: results from the confidential enquiry into perioperative small animal fatalities (CEPSAF). Br J Anaesth 99, 617-623. PubMed ID 17881744
Allweiler S, Brodbelt DC, Borer KE, Hammond RA, Alibhai HIK (2007) The isoflurane-sparing and clinical effects of a constant rate infusion of remifentanil in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg 34, 388-393. PubMed ID 17850226
Brodbelt DC, Hammond RA, Tuminaro D, Pfeiffer DU, Wood JLN (2006) Risk factors for anaesthetic-related death in referred dogs. Vet Rec 158, 563-564. PubMed ID 16632532
Stanway GW, Taylor PM, Brodbelt DC (2002) A preliminary investigation comparing pre-operative morphine and buprenorphine for postoperative analgesia and sedation in cats. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 29, 29-35.
Brodbelt DC, Taylor PM (1999) Comparison of two combinations of sedatives before anaesthetising pigs with halothane and nitrous oxide. Vet Rec 145, 283-287. PubMed ID 10579538
Murray RC, Brodbelt, DC (1999) Haematuria due to renal hemangiosarcoma in a donkey. Equine Practice 21, 14-17.
Brodbelt DC, Taylor PM (1998) Delayed onset malignant hyperthermia in two pigs. Vet Rec 143, 76-78. PubMed ID 9717223
Brodbelt DC, Harris J, Taylor PM (1998) Pituitary-adrenocortical effects of methoxamine infusion on halothane anaesthetised ponies. Res Vet Sci 65, 119-123. PubMed ID 9839889
Wagner A, Brodbelt DC (1997) Arterial blood pressure monitoring in anesthetized animals. J Am Vet Med Assoc 210, 1279-1285. PubMed ID 9143529
Brodbelt DC, Taylor PM, Stanway GW (1997) A comparison of preoperative morphine and buprenorphine for postoperative analgesia for arthrotomy in dogs. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 20, 284-289. PubMed ID 9280368
He is involved in teaching the undergraduate and postgraduate students. He teaches Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM), Epidemiology and Statistics to BVetMed Undergraduates, BSc students, Clinical Residents (SCTS) and BScVN Nurses at the RVC. He also contributes to the Taught and Distance Learning MSc programmes in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the RVC.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His clinical interests centre around Anaesthesia where he is involved in the research project supervision of the Senior Clinical Traning Scholars (SCTS) in veterinary anaesthesia as well as in other companion animal disciplines.
He is a member and chair of the VeNom Coding Group, that has developed and maintains the standard veterinary terminology, the VeNom Codes (www.venomcoding.org).
He is a member of the VetXML consortium (www.vetxml.org) that is defining and driving electronic communication standards to facilitate communication and exchange data across the profession.
He is a member of the Kennel Club Canine Health and Genetics Subgroup Advisory Committee (www.thekennelclub.org.uk) established to advise on the development of health screening tests and their effectiveness, and assess new tests that may be incorporated into the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme. The committee will also advise on breeding and registration issues that protect or enhance genetic diversity in individual breeds.
Vet Compass Project Type: Cat
This project, funded by Ceva, estimated the
prevalence of,and risk-factorsfor chronic kidney disease in cats attending VetCompass-participating veterinary practices in the United Kingdom. As a second objective, the prevalence of hypertension ancurrent practices for measuring and treating hypertension were explored.
This research characterised and quantified antimicrobial use in cats and dogs attending a large group of UK veterinary practices, in order to establish companion animal antimicrobial prescribing behaviour.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
This project aims to document the prevalence of degenerative mitral valve disease in dogs, evaluate the survival characteristics of affected animals and determine the prognostic value of clinical measurements and biomarker blood tests.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
This project explored the frequency of disorders recorded in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Chow Chows attending primary-care veterinary practices in the UK. The project also looked at the feasibility of linking Kennel Club pedigree data with VetCompass data.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
This study aims to create an evidence-based prioritisation list of inherited health disorders to underpin reforms of canine health and welfare.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
Funded by BSAVA PetSavers, this project aims to evaluate major risk factors for development of urinary incontinence in bitches. In particular, it will explore the association between neutering and age at time of neutering with onset of early incontinence.
This project reports on the most common disorders of dogs and cats attending veterinary practice in the UK, their longevity and mortality, and risk factors for chronic kidney disease in dogs.
Vet Compass Project Type: Horse
Funded by the RVC’s Mellon Fund for Equine Research and RCVS Knowledge, this project aims to estimate the prevalence of, and determine risk factors for, the most common disorders affecting horses attended to by veterinary practitioners in the UK.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
This study looked at risk factors for the major canine cancers, including environmental factors which may be markers for disease in co-habiting humans.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
This project, funded by Dechra, aims to determine better methods for the earlier detection and monitoring of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. More effective diagnosis and monitoring may result in improved quality of life.
Vet Compass Project Type: Dog
This study aimed to estimate the frequency of canine pyoderma and its treatment and to evaluate risk factors for treatment relapse and failure in UK primary and referral veterinary practice.
This project developed evidence-based recommendations on breed-related health and welfare problems in companion animals.
Veterinary Companion Animal Surveillance System: VetCompass is the RVC's companion animal disease surveillance initiative which analyses clinical data from first-opinion small animal and equine veterinary practices, in order to better understand the conditions affecting the nation’s pets. VetCompass studies are specifically designed to contribute towards long-term improvements in companion animal health and welfare.