School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

Mike Targett

Associate Professor of Veterinary Neurology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom B25 Veterinary Academic Building
    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD
  • work0115 951 6407
  • fax0115 951 6440


Mike Targett graduated with MA, VetMB from the department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine University of Cambridge. He carried out further post graduate studies at Cambridge obtaining a PhD before undertaking a period as University Assistant Surgeon within the Queens Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. In 1998 he moved to a lectureship at the Royal Veterinary College, London leading the small animal neurology service within the Queen Mother Hospital. Following a period in private practice offering a second opinion small animal neurology referral service in the NorthWest of England he joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in 2007.

Expertise Summary

Mike Targett is a clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology. He is Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Mike is module convener for the clinical Neuroscience module in the undergraduate curriculum and is senior tutor to years 4 and 5 of the undergraduate veterinary course. Mike spends 2 days per week working at Dovecote veterinary hospital which is one of the University Associate Veterinary Practices.

Research Summary


Recent Publications

  • MITCHELL A, 2017. A comparison of survival for GME following treatment with either Cytosine Arabinoside or Lomustine in combination with corticosteroids in dogs In: BSAVA Congress Clinical Research Abstract.
  • MONTGOMERY S and TARGETT MP, 2016. Spinal ganglion malformation in the dog – is it significant? In: British Veterinary Neurology Society.
  • EMINAGA, S, CHERUBINI, G B, VILLIERS, E, TARGETT, M and CAINE, A, 2013. STIR muscle hyperintensity in the cervical muscles associated with inflammatory spinal cord disease of unknown origin. The Journal of small animal practice. 54(3), 137-42
  • PALUS V, VOLK HA, LAMB CR, TARGETT MP and CHERUBINI GB, 2012. Mri Features Of Cns Lymphoma In Dogs And Cats. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound : The Official Journal Of The American College Of Veterinary Radiology And The International Veterinary Radiology Association. 53(1), 44-49 (In Press.)

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

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