Department: Pathobiology & Population Sciences

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: IRLFS (Research Programme)

Dylan is a Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Pathology. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and leads the exotic species diagnostic pathology service at the RVC. In his role he teaches on the BSc/MSci Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences) course, contributes to the diagnostic pathology service and conducts research and disease surveillance on UK wildlife.

2023-Present Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Pathology, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

2023 Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (DipACVP)

2023 MVetMed, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

2020-23 Anatomic Pathology Residency, Royal Veterinary College

2020 BVetMed (Hons), Royal Veterinary College, University of London

2019 Leadership Programme for Veterinary Students at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York

2016 BSc Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Hons), Wildlife Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dylan’s research interests are in wildlife health and disease, specifically UK urban wildlife. He is currently collaborating on a number of wildlife disease surveillance projects alongside colleagues from the Zoological Society of London and the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).

Steele, M., Lawson, J., Scudder, C., Watson, A., Ho, N., Yaffy, D., Batchelor, D., Fenn, J., Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for the treatment of hypersomatotropism secondary to a pituitary somatotroph adenoma in a dog. J Vet Intern Med. 2024; 38(1).

Crawford, A., Beltran, E., Danciu, C., Yaffy, D., Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome in eight dogs and two cats with global hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury (2010-2022). J Vet Intern Med. 2023; 37(4).

Robson, L., Baldrey, V., Hedley, J., Yaffy, D., Harrington, N., Heterotopic ossification in the carpal bones of a 2-year-old bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). J Herpetol Med Surg. 2023; 33(2).

Waite, O., Yaffy, D., Kathrani, A., Repeat histopathology and culture of colonic biopsy specimens post-treatment for Escherichia coli associated granulomatous colitis in a cat. JFMS Open Rep. 2023; 9(2).

McCreesh, K., Yaffy, D., Spiro, S., Patterson, S., and Guthrie, A., A retrospective analysis of the morbidity and mortality of captive Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita), African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), and Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) housed at the London Zoo from 2000-2020. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2023; 53(5).

Albertini, G., Stabile, F., Yaffy, D., Suárez-Bonnet, A. and Uriarte, A., Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and histological lesions in a case of meningoencephalomyelitis secondary to Neospora caninum infection in a greyhound. Vet Rec Case Rep. 2022; 10(4).

Fortuna, L., Yaffy, D., Priestnal, S., Cook, S., Pulmonary arterial thromboses and gall bladder wall oedema in a cat with bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. Vet Rec Case Rep. 2021; 10(1).

Dylan is the deputy module leader for the Wild Animal Biology module of the BSc/MSci in Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences) course, on which he lectures on general and wildlife pathology and ecosystem health. In addition to teaching undergraduate students he supervises the BVetMed pathology rotation and contributes to the training of anatomic pathology residents.

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