Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Cardiology

Rosie is currently a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Cardiology, working in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.  She has a particular interest in feline myocardial disease.

Rosie qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2008. After spending a year working in small animal practice, she returned to the Royal Veterinary College in October 2009 to undertake a PhD looking at the epidemiology of feline myocardial disease under the supervision of Prof Virginia Luis Fuentes and Dr David Brodbelt.  She submitted her PhD thesis in July 2013 and started work in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals as a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Cardiology.

Rosie’s main interest lies with feline myocardial disease. During the final year of her undergraduate degree she completed a research project investigating survival times in cats diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Her PhD was focused on the epidemiology of heart disease in asymptomatic cats.  For more information see

Borgeat, K., Wright, J., Garrod, O., Payne, J.R., Fuentes, V.L. 2014. Arterial thromboembolism in 250 cats in general practice: 2004-2012. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 28, 102-108. PubMed ID 24237457

Payne, J.R., Borgeat, K., Connolly, D.J., Boswood, A., Dennis, S., Wagner, T., Menaut, P., Maerz, I., Evans, D., Simons, V.E., Brodbelt, D.C., Luis Fuentes, V. 2013. Prognostic indicators in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 27, 1427-1436. PubMed ID 24134821

Wagner, T., Fuentes, V. L., Payne, J. R., McDermott, N. & Brodbelt, D. 2010. Comparison of auscultatory and echocardiographic findings in healthy adult cats. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 12, 171-182. PubMed ID 21075067

Payne, J., Luis Fuentes, V., Boswood, A., Connolly, D., Koffas, H. & Brodbelt, D. 2010. Population characteristics and survival in 127 referred cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (1997 to 2005). Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51, 540-547. PubMed ID 21029098

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