Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Cardiovascular and Inflammation Biology and Metabolism

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Anaesthesia, Large Animal Anaesthesia

Research Centres: Clinical Investigation Centre

 Hatim is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia. And a module leader for anaesthesia rotation (IMR) at the RVC.

Hatim graduated from the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania in 1984. He joined the University as a tutorial assistant and progressed to become a Lecturer in Veterinary Surgery and Anaesthesia. During this time he studied for a masters degree in veterinary anaesthesia at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University , Denmark and the Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. In 1992 he started a PhD in Veterinary Anaesthesia at The Royal Veterinary College, University of London , and in 1996 became a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Anaesthesia. In 1998 he moved to the University of Bristol as a Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia. In 1999 Hatim returned to the Queen Mother Hospital as a Staff Clinician and took up a lectureship in 2000. Hatim became head of anaesthesia service 2004-2011, and the joint head of service 2013-2016. Hatim became a senior lecturer in 2007.

 Hatim is interested in cardiopulmonary reserach in animals.


Neilson DM, Viscasillas J, Alibhai H, Kenny PJ, Niessen SJ, Sanchis-Mora S.

Anaesthetic management and complications during hypophysectomy in 37 cats with

acromegaly. J Feline Med Surg. 2018 May 1:1098612X18778697. doi:

10.1177/1098612X18778697. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29848149.


Alibhai, HIK (2017) Cardiopulmonary bypass in veterinary patients AVA Meeting Berlin 2017.


Lee KCL, Baker L, Mallett S, Riddell A, Chowdary P, Alibhai H, Chang YM,

Priestnall S, Stanzani G, Davies N, Mookerjee R, Jalan R, Agarwal B.

Hypercoagulability progresses to hypocoagulability during evolution of

acetaminophen-induced acute liver injury in pigs. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 24;7(1):9347.

doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09508-3. PubMed PMID: 28839178; PubMed Central PMCID:



Strike TB, Bielby J, Feltrer Y, Alibhai HIK, Rendle M, Neilson DM. COMPARISON



Jun;48(2):371-379. doi: 10.1638/2016-0253R1.1. PubMed PMID: 28749267.


Axell RG, Messer SJ, White PA, McCabe C, Priest A, Statopoulou T, Drozdzynska

M, Viscasillas J, Hinchy EC, Hampton-Till J, Alibhai HI, Morrell N, Pepke-Zaba J,

Large SR, Hoole SP. Ventriculo-arterial coupling detects occult RV dysfunction in

chronic thromboembolic pulmonary vascular disease. Physiol Rep. 2017 Apr;5(7).

pii: e13227. doi: 10.14814/phy2.13227. PubMed PMID: 28373412; PubMed Central

PMCID: PMC5392517.



Baker LA, Lee KC, Palacios Jimenez C, Alibhai H, Chang YM, Leckie PJ,

Mookerjee RP, Davies NA, Andreola F, Jalan R. Circulating microRNAs Reveal Time

Course of Organ Injury in a Porcine Model of Acetaminophen-Induced Acute Liver

Failure. PLoS One. 2015 May 27;10(5):e0128076. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128076.

eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26018205; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4446266.



Lee KC, Baker LA, Stanzani G, Alibhai H, Chang YM, Jimenez Palacios C, Leckie

PJ, Giordano P, Priestnall SL, Antoine DJ, Jenkins RE, Goldring CE, Park BK,

Andreola F, Agarwal B, Mookerjee RP, Davies NA, Jalan R. Extracorporeal liver

assist device to exchange albumin and remove endotoxin in acute liver failure:

Results of a pivotal pre-clinical study. J Hepatol. 2015 Sep;63(3):634-42. doi:

10.1016/j.jhep.2015.04.020. Epub 2015 May 1. PubMed PMID: 25937432; PubMed

Central PMCID: PMC4541472.



Garcia de Carellan Mateo A, Brodbelt D, Kulendra N, Alibhai H. Retrospective

study of the perioperative management and complications of ureteral obstruction

in 37 cats. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2015 Nov;42(6):570-9. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12250. Epub

2015 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 25732861.


Pinelas R, Alibhai HI, Mathis A, Jimenez Lozano A, Brodbelt DC. Effects of

different doses of dexmedetomidine on anaesthetic induction with alfaxalone--a

clinical trial. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2014 Jul;41(4):378-85. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12121.

Epub 2013 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 24373229.



Palacio Jiménez C, Brodbelt D, Alibhai H. Reply: To PMID 22117934. Vet Anaesth

Analg. 2013 Nov;40(6):656-7. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12084. Epub 2013 Aug 21. PubMed

PMID: 23964835.



Viscasillas J, Benigni L, Brodbelt D, Alibhai H. Use of needle enhancing

software to improve injection technique amongst inexperienced anaesthetists

performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerves blocks in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg.

2013 Nov;40(6):e83-90. doi: 10.1111/vaa.12043. Epub 2013 Apr 27. PubMed PMID:




Lee KC, Palacios Jimenez C, Alibhai H, Chang YM, Leckie PJ, Baker LA,

Stanzani G, L Priestnall S, Mookerjee RP, Jalan R, Davies NA. A reproducible,

clinically relevant, intensively managed, pig model of acute liver failure for

testing of therapies aimed to prolong survival. Liver Int. 2013 Apr;33(4):544-51.

doi: 10.1111/liv.12042. Epub 2013 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 23331547.


Viscasillas J, Sanchis-Mora S, Hoy C, Alibhai H. Transient Horner's syndrome

after paravertebral brachial plexus blockade in a dog. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013

Jan;40(1):104-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00770.x. Epub 2012 Sep 15. PubMed

PMID: 22978801.



de Miguel Garcia C, Whiting M, Alibhai H. Cerebral hypoxia in a cat following

pharyngoscopy involving use of a mouth gag. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2013

Jan;40(1):106-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00771.x. Epub 2012 Aug 24. PubMed

PMID: 22924887.



Mathis A, Pinelas R, Brodbelt DC, Alibhai HI. Comparison of quality of

recovery from anaesthesia in cats induced with propofol or alfaxalone. Vet

Anaesth Analg. 2012 May;39(3):282-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00707.x. Epub

2012 Apr 4. PubMed PMID: 22486806.


Lamata C, Loughton V, Jones M, Alibhai H, Armitage-Chan E, Walsh K, Brodbelt

D. The risk of passive regurgitation during general anaesthesia in a population

of referred dogs in the UK. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2012 May;39(3):266-74. doi:

10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00704.x. Epub 2012 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 22420292.


Jiménez CP, Mathis A, Mora SS, Brodbelt D, Alibhai H. Evaluation of the

quality of the recovery after administration of propofol or alfaxalone for

induction of anaesthesia in dogs anaesthetized for magnetic resonance imaging.

Vet Anaesth Analg. 2012 Mar;39(2):151-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00678.x.

Epub 2011 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 22117934.


Mathis A, Lee K, Alibhai HI. The use of maropitant to prevent vomiting

induced by epidural administration of preservative free morphine through an

epidural catheter in a dog. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Sep;38(5):516-7. doi:

10.1111/j.1467-2995.2011.00645.x. PubMed PMID: 21831059.



Psatha E, Alibhai HI, Jimenez-Lozano A, Armitage-Chan E, Brodbelt DC.

Clinical efficacy and cardiorespiratory effects of alfaxalone, or

diazepam/fentanyl for induction of anaesthesia in dogs that are a poor

anaesthetic risk. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2011 Jan;38(1):24-36. doi:

10.1111/j.1467-2995.2010.00577.x. PubMed PMID: 21214707.



Cilli F, Alibhai HI, Armitage-Chan E, Boswood A, Hammond RA, Jasani S,

Brodbelt DC. Incidence of elevation of cardiac troponin I prior to and following

routine general anaesthesia in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2010 Sep;37(5):409-16.

doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2010.00554.x. PubMed PMID: 20712607.



Lozano AJ, Brodbelt DC, Borer KE, Armitage-Chan E, Clarke KW, Alibhai HI. A

comparison of the duration and quality of recovery from isoflurane, sevoflurane

and desflurane anaesthesia in dogs undergoing magnetic resonance imaging. Vet

Anaesth Analg. 2009 May;36(3):220-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2009.00451.x.

PubMed PMID: 19397773.


Allweiler S, Brodbelt DC, Borer K, Hammond RA, Alibhai HI. The

isoflurane-sparing and clinical effects of a constant rate infusion of

remifentanil in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2007 Nov;34(6):388-93. Epub 2007 Sep 7.

PubMed PMID: 17850226.


Lee YL, Clarke KW, Alibhai HI, Song DY. The effects of ephedrine on

intramuscular blood flow and other cardiopulmonary parameters in

halothane-anesthetized ponies. Vet Anaesth Analg. 2002 Oct;29(4):171-181. doi:

10.1046/j.1467-2995.2002.00095.x. Epub 2016 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 28404361.



 He is involved in teaching undergraduate and post graduate students. And he is the Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy.

 Working in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College.

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