Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Brain Health and Behaviour

Research Centres: RVC Animal Welfare Science and Ethics

Sarah is a research assistant for the RVC canine epilpesy research team. Primarily, Sarah is involved in the Idiopathic Epilepsy and Anxiety Study (IDEAS), looking into the relationship between epilepsy and anxiety using behavioural tasks and physiological measures. As well as assisting with various other projects.

Sarah graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Following this Sarah undertook a Clinical Behaviour Training Residency and a Masters by Research both at Bristol University. During this time she also helped on a variety of research projects within Bristol's Animal Welfare and Behaviour group. Before coming to RVC in 2017, Sarah worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home as a Canine Behaviourist and Training Advisor.


Sarah's MSc by Research looked into an association between abnormal repetitive behaviours and learning ability in dogs, using a reversal learning task.

At RVC Sarah is working with the Canine Epilepsy Research team. She is working primarily on the IDEAS project, looking into an association between idiopathic epilepsy and anxiety, using behavioural and physiological measures.

Sarah assisted with clinical behaviour teaching and practicals at the University of Bristol, on the Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc, Veterinary Nursing BSc and Veterinary Sciences BVSc courses

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