Department: Clinical Science and Services
Clinical Groups: Small Animal Neurology
Lecturer in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
Joe graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2009 and spent the next 2 years in general practice in Derbyshire. He then returned to the RVC to complete a rotating internship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA), followed by a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship (residency) in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery. Following completion of his residency and attainment of a Masters in Veterinary Medicine (MVetMed), Joe successfully sat the examination for the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) in 2015. Following this he stayed at the RVC as staff clinician, and in 2017 was appointed as a lecturer in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery. Joe is a European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology.
Joe's research interests centre around acute spinal cord injury in dogs, canine epilepsy and advanced neurosurgical techniques such as transsphenoidal hypophysectomy.
Please click on the following link to see a list of Joe's publications: Google Scholar
A study to investigate the long-term influence of a medium chain fatty acid diet on canine idiopathic epilepsy - LifeTIME (Long Term remission Mct Epilepsy) study
Dietary management for epilepsy is commonly used in humans, and recent studies at RVC have demonstrated that a diet containing medium-chain-triglycerides (MCTs) can reduce seizure frequency, and improve behaviour in some dogs with epilepsy. The purpose of the present trial is to confirm the efficacy of an MCT enriched diet in the management of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. We will use a parallel design, which means that your dog will either receive a standard high-quality diet or the same diet enriched with MCT.