School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
   
   
  

Meet the team

Our staff

 

Gareth-Arthurs

Gareth Arthurs PGCertMedEd MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DSAS (Orth) FHEA MRCVS

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

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Clinical affiliations
  • Chairman of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association
  • Examiner for the RCVS
  • Reviewer for a number of international journals
Clinical interests
  • TPLO surgery and cranial cruciate ligament disease
  • Patellar luxation
  • Minimally invasive fracture management, and joint replacement
 
 

 

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Dr Nick Bexfield BVetMed PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FRSB AFHEA MRCVS

Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine and Oncology

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Clinical affiliations
  • European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animals
  • RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine
Clinical interests

Canine and feline internal medicine, especially hepatology, oncology, endocrinology and emergency medicine.  He is enthusiastic about clinical research and current projects include those in canine hepatology and cancer epidemiology and genetics.

Contact details

Email in the first instance to nick.bexfield@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6508.

 
 

 

Dr James Breen

Dr James E Breen BVSc PhD DCHP MRCVS 

Clinical Lecturer (part time) in Cattle Health and Production

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS Recognised Specialist in Cattle Health and Production
  • Assistant Veterinary Surgeon (Orchard Veterinary Group, Glastonbury)  
Clinical interests
  • Diagnosis and Control of Mastitis in Dairy Herds
  • Monitoring dairy herd health
  • Individual cow and herd medicine and production
Contact details

Email to james.breen@nottingham.ac.uk.

 
 

 

MarnieBrennan

Dr Marnie Brennan BSc (VB) BVMS PhD PGCHE DipECVPH (PM) FHEA MRCVS

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology
Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

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Clinical affiliations
  • PhD - disease transmission between cattle farms 
  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (Population Medicine)
Clinical interests
  • Biosecurity and preventive medicine
  • Evidence-based veterinary medicine
  • Epidemiology
Contact details

Email in the first instance to marnie.brennan@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6577.

 
 

 

Giunio Cherubini

Giunio Bruto Cherubini DVM, DECVN, MRCVS

Honorary Associated Professor of Veterinary Neurology at The University of Nottingham

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Giunio Bruto graduated in Veterinary Medicine on 1998 at University of Pisa, then on 2004 he completed a ECVN conforming residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College where he remained as Lecturer in Neurology/Neurosurgery until the 2007.

Giunio received the ECVN John Presthus award in 2004 as best resident presentation and became Diplomate and European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology in 2007. He is RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology since 2008 and Honorary Associated Professor of Veterinary Neurology at The University of Nottingham since 2010.

Giunio founded in 2007 a state of the art advanced Neurology/neurosurgery service at Dick White Referrals were beside an intense clinical activity he is responsible of a successful ECVN conforming residency program

Giunio Bruto is member of the human British Society of Neurological Surgeon, BSAVA and ESCV/ECVN.

Giunio Bruto is author of more than 40 paper in peer reviews international journals and presentation in national and international conferences; he is principal field of research are neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.

 
 

 

Prof Malcolm Cobb

Professor Malcolm Cobb MA VetMB DVC PhD MBA FHEA MRCVS

Professor of Comparative Veterinary Medicine

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS diploma in veterinary cardiology
  • PhD investigating canine dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Masters in Business Administration
Clinical interests
  • Canine and feline cardiology
  • Veterinary education and clinical decision-making
Contact details

Email in the first instance to malcolm.cobb@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6416.

 
 

 

Dr Rachel Dean

Dr Rachel Dean BVMS PhD DSAM (fel) MRCVS

Clinical Associate Professor in Feline Medicine and Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine 
Clinical interests
  • Geriatric medicine and co-morbidity
  • Feline infectious diseases and vaccination
  • Dhelter medicine
  • Evidence-based veterinary medicine
Contact details

Email in the first instance to rachel.dean@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6575.

 
 

 

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Dr Mark Dunning MA VetMB PhD CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine
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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS certificate in small animal medicine 
Clinical interests
  • Gastroenterology, haematology and nephrology
  • Evidence based medicine and collaborative research
  • Developing non-invasive methods for disease screening and diagnosis 
Contact details

Email: mark.dunning@nottingham.ac.uk.

 
 

 

Jane Eastwood

Dr Jane Eastwood MA VetMB DVR DSAM FHEA MRCVS

Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine 

 

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Radiology
  • RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Medicine
Clinical interests
  • All aspects of small animal internal medicine including endocrinology, gastroenterology, immune mediated diseases, lymphoma and respiratory disease
  • Current focus is on education and incorporating clinical cases in to undergraduate teaching
Contact details

Email: jane.eastwood@nottingham.ac.uk.

 
 

 

Hany Elsheikha

Hany Elsheikha BVSc MVSc FRSPH PGCHE FHEA DipEVPC

European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology
Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology
 
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Hany is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham.

He earned his PhD in Molecular and Evolutionary Parasitology from Michigan State University, where he studied the genetic population structure of the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona, the agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis in the Americas.

In 2005, he was awarded the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is the author of more than 230 research and professional articles on parasite pathobiology and control. Hany is the author of one US patent and two textbooks.

Also, he is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), a member of The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP UK & Ireland), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

From 2014 to 2015 Hany has been the inaugural Specialty Chief Editor of Parasitology in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. He serves on the Editorial Board of five peer-reviewed journals and Ad hoc Reviewer of several journals, and national and international funding agencies.

Since 2007 has been at Nottingham Vet where he established the veterinary parasitology curriculum from its inception. Hany is also a veterinarian by training; he obtained a first class degree with distinction in Veterinary Sciences and MSc in Veterinary Parasitology from Cairo University. His research focuses on host-parasite interaction and anti-parasitic drug discovery.

 
 

 

Prof Gary England

Professor Gary C.W. England BVetMed PhD DVetMed CertVA DVR DipECAR DipACT FHEA FRCVS

Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction
Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Reproduction 
  • Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists
Clinical interests
  • Small animal and equine reproduction
  • Small animal and equine diagnostic imaging
Contact details

Email in the first instance to gary.england@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6411.

 
 

 

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Richard Ewers BSc BVSc CertVR PGCHE DMS MRCVS

Clinical Associate Professor in Small Animal Practice and Diagnostic Imaging

 

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS certificate in veterinary radiology
Clinical interests
  • Small animal diagnostic imaging, particularly radiography and ultrasonography
  • Evidence-based veterinary medicine in first opinion practice, particularly BestBETs
  • Client expectations, attitudes and satisfaction
Contact details

Email in the first instance to richard.ewers@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6641.

 
 

 

Prof Martin Green

Professor Martin Green BVSc PhD DCHP DipECBHM MRCVS

Professor in Cattle Health and Epidemiology
Sub-Dean for Research
 
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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production
  • RCVS Diplomate in Cattle Health and Production
  • Diplomate of the European College Bovine Health Management
Clinical interests
  • Dairy Herd health with a focus on mastitis, reproduction and nutrition
Contact details

Email in the first instance to martin.green@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6438.

 
 

 

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Kate Griffiths BVSc CertVD PGDip (Med Ed) MRCVS

Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dermatology

 

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS certificate in veterinary dermatology
Clinical interests
  • Small animal dermatology
Contact details

Email in the first instance to kate.griffiths@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6483.

 
 

 

Craig Hunt

Craig Hunt BVetMed CertSAM DZooMed(Reptilian) MRCVS

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
 
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After qualifying from the Royal Veterinary College in 1997 Craig proceeded to work in mixed-species and exotic animal practice in East Sussex for 5 years and then in a small animal and exotic practice in Gloucestershire for a further 3 years before moving to Chine House Veterinary Hospital in November 2005. He obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2000 and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2002. In 2013 he obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Zoological Medicine and in 2014 he became a RCVS Recognised Specialist in zoo and Wildlife Medicine. His caseload is almost exclusively first and second opinion exotic companion with a roughly equal proportion of avian, reptile and mammal patients. Craig has a wide area of interests including surgery, emergency and critical care in all species and rabbit/rodent dentistry.

 
 

 

Dr Jon Huxley

Professor Jon Huxley BVetMed DCHP DipECBHM PhD MRCVS

Clinical Associate Professor of Farm Animal Production Medicine 

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Clinical affiliations
  • RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production
  • European Specialist in Bovine Health Management
Clinical interests
  • Dairy cow health and welfare broadly, and more specifically, endemic disease, particularly lameness and mastitis and the impacts of production and the housed environment on cattle health and welfare
Contact details

Email in the first instance to jon.huxley@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6429.

 
 

 

Sotirios-Karvountzis

Dr Sotirios Karvountzis MRCVS

 

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Sotirios Karvountzis is a cattle practitioner, with main interest in fertility, reproductive and abdominal surgery, semen and bull testing, foot trimming and pathology and farm data analysis.
 

 

 
  

Nigel Kendall

Nigel Kendall BSc(hons) Animal Science

Lecturer in Nutrition, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, The University of Nottingham 

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Nigel has been working in and around the field of mineral nutrition ever since his PhD on the delivery and utilisation of prophylactic doses of zinc to ruminants completed in 1997. 

Since his appointment as Lecturer in Nutrition at the Vet School in 2006 Nigel has developed the NUVetNA Laboratory service which carries out nutritional status analysis. Nigel has also continued his research work into the diagnosis of nutritional issues, determinations of sample numbers and determining a risk management approach to mineral supplementation as well as evaluating and developing supplements and supplementation strategies. Nigel was involved in the determination of the DEFRA/ACAF guidance note for feeding copper to ruminants and is a member of the OMSCo Technical committee. Nigel continues to review for many international Journals and has recently authored papers on the liver copper status of UK cattle and a review on the ruminal copper interactions.

 
 

 

Fiona Lovatt

Fiona Lovatt



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Fiona Lovatt is a past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society and an RCVS recognised specialist in sheep health and production. She works with veterinary surgeons, students, farmers, processors and retailers through all sectors of the sheep industry both throughout the UK and internationally. She runs a sheep veterinary consultancy business, Flock Health Ltd, and is a clinical associate professor at the University of Nottingham.

 
 

 

Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry MA VetMB CertVDI DipECVDI MRCVS

RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

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Andrew graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1999. After several years in mixed and small animal practice he completed the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2005 and started a residency at the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. He successfully completed the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging diploma examinations in 2010, becoming a European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging the same year, and becoming an RCVS recognised Specialist in 2012. He worked as a clinical radiologist at Willows Referral Service until 2014, and, after a brief period in academia at the Royal Veterinary College, returned to Willows Referral Service as a senior radiologist in 2015.

Andrew is vice president of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and also advises the RCVS on the Advanced Practitioner programme. He is the module leader for the RVC Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging), and is an examiner for the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging diploma. He is a reviewer for several peer reviewed publications and regularly speaks at national and international meetings. Andrew was chairman of the European Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (British and Irish Division) from 2012 to 2014.

Andrew’s research interests include computed tomography angiography and in particular, morphology of portosystemic shunts. He has numerous publications in the field of diagnostic imaging in peer-reviewed journals, and is the author of several book chapters within the field. 

 
 

 

Chiara Penzo

Dr Chiara Penzo DVM PhD Dip.ECVIM(Oncology) MRCVS

European Veterinary Specialist in Oncology
RCVS Recognised Veterinary Specialist in Oncology
 
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Chiara graduated with laudem in 2003 and achieved a PhD in 2006 from University of Padua (Italy). In 2009 she was the first to be awarded the title of European Veterinary Specialist in Oncology ECVIM(Oncology) by examination following her small animal internship at the University of Glasgow (2005-2006) and residency training at The University of Edinburgh (2006-2009).

Chiara led a private referral small animal oncology service at Vets Now Referrals Hospital in Glasgow for 4 years (2009-2013). She is now a multilingual specialist consultant and lecturer at events in the UK and Europe, including on-line courses. Chiara is an examiner for the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) and an Honorary Lecturer at The University of Liverpool.

 
 

 

Ian-Self

Dr Ian Self BSc BVSc PGCert Vet Ed FHEA CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS

Associate Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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Clinical affiliations
  • European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Clinical interests
  • Anaesthesia simulation
  • Respiratory physiology
  • Pain and the assessment of sedation
Contact details

Email in the first instance to ian.self@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6794.

 
 

 

Kendal Shepherd

Kendal Shepherd BVSc CCAB MRCVS

Clinical Animal Behaviourist

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Kendal is an experienced independent veterinary and behavioural consultant in matters relating to animal welfare and canine behaviour assessment and modification.

 
 

 

Dr Mike Targett

Dr Mike Targett MA VetMB PhD DipECVN FHEA MRCVS

Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology
Clinical Sub-Dean
 
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Clinical affiliations
  • European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Clinical interests
  • Small animal neurology and neurosurgery
Contact details

Email in the first instance to mike.targett@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6443.

 
 

 

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Dr Wendela Wapenaar DVM, DipABVP-Dairy, PhD, MRCVS

Clinical lecturer Farm Animal Medicine and Epidemiology
 
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Clinical affiliations
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Dairy specialty
Clinical interests
  • Bovine infectious diseases
  • Bovine obstetrics
  • Evidence based veterinary medicine
  • Communication of science to stakeholders
Contact details

Email in the first instance to wendela.wapenaar@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 951 6260.

 
 

 

RobWhite

Professor Rob White BSc (Hons) BVetMed CertVA DSAS (Soft Tissue) DipECVS FRCVS

Professor of Small Animal Surgery
Sub Dean for CPD
 
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Clinical affiliations
  • Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue)
  • European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
  • RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue)
Clinical interests
  • All aspects of small animal soft tissue surgery
Contact details

Email in the first instance to rob.white@nottingham.ac.uk or telephone 0115 9516356.

 
 

 

Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Practising Veterinary surgeon and co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood

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Ian has a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology, is head of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland and guideline director for ESCCAP Europe. Ian is regularly published in peer review journals, an editorial board member for the Companion animal journal as well as peer reviewing for journals such as JSAP, Companion animal and Veterinary Parasitology. He continues to carry out research in practice including work on intestinal nematodes and tick borne diseases.

 
 

 

 

Our locations

School of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough
Leicestershire LE12 5RD

Twycross Zoo

Burton Road
Atherstone
Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

The University of Bristol
Southwell Street
Bristol BS2 8EJ

 

 

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Ruth Readyhoof

CPD Education Centre Manager
School of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough
Leicestershire LE12 5RD

t: 0115 9516647
e: Veterinary-cpd@nottingham.ac.uk

 

 

 

Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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