I am currently involved in producing and delivering lectures, practicals and facilitated sessions on a wide range of small animal subjects to undergraduate veterinary students.
I am involved in running the final year small animal referral rotation which focuses on developing clinical reasoning skills and practical techniques.
Some of our current research is focused on the development of diagnostic techniques and analysers to aid with initial screening tests for common conditions to be used by veterinary surgeons based in… read more
GREENHALGH SN, REEVE JA, JOHNSTONE T, GOODFELLOW MR, DUNNING MD, O'NEILL EJ, HALL EJ, WATSON PJ and JEFFERY ND, 2014. Long-term survival and quality of life in dogs with clinical signs associated with a congenital portosystemic shunt after surgical or medical treatment. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 245(5), 527-33 STEINBACH, SARAH M. L., STURGESS, CHRISTOPHER P., DUNNING, MARK D. and NEIGER, RETO, 2015. Use of a Microsoft Excel based add-in program to calculate plasma sinistrin clearance by a two-compartment model analysis in dogs RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE. 100, 263-264
CHIKAZAWA, S. and DUNNING, M. D., 2016. A review of anaemia of inflammatory disease in dogs and cats JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE. 57(7), 348-353
Some of our current research is focused on the development of diagnostic techniques and analysers to aid with initial screening tests for common conditions to be used by veterinary surgeons based in primary care practice.
A further area of research is on the epidemiology and genetics of osteosarcoma in susceptible giant breeds of dogs.
We are currently working with a number of susceptible breeds investigating the factors that influence the development and outcome of GDV.
Allied to the above projects, we are also working with a number of breed groups helping to conduct longitudinal health studies.
An additional clinical interest is the development of clinical reasoning skills in veterinary undergraduates and the ways in which this can be augmented.
My doctoral research project was in experimental neuroscience. This investigated the potential for CNS glial cells to be labeled with a number of paramagnetic contrast agents. The functional impact of this labeling was assessed both in vitro and in vivo. The ability of the cells to be followed in vivo using MRI was also investigated at various time points and proven to be possible. It was also demonstrated that these cells retained their function.
Some areas of previous research have included:
Investigating the efficacy of hypofractionated radiotherapy in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in the cat secondary to acromegaly.
Investigating the comparative outcomes of medically vs surgically managed portosystemic shunts in dogs.
Investigating the expression of Cox-2 in canine nasal tumours and the prognostic significance thereof.
Investigations into disorders of secondary haemostasis in Weimaraners.