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Current Research Interests

The relationship between renal handling of salt in early diabetes mellitus and regulation of blood pressure

Molecular mechanisms in canine myxomatous mitral valve disease

Inheritance and genetics of cardiac accessory pathways in UK Labrador retrievers

Endothelial dysfunction in dogs in naturally occurring risk factors for metabolic syndrome

Administrative Roles

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Cardiology


I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1994.  After 11 years in general practice, I joined the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2005, obtaining the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology (2008) and RCVS specialist status (2011).  I am currently Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Cardiopulmonary Medicine, and a Clinical Research Associate of The Roslin Institute.

My interests include cardiovascular-renal interactions in health and disease, accessory pathways in cats and dogs, and the molecular basis to canine MMVD.  In 2018, I completed a PhD at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute, investigating endothelin-1 in renal salt handling in early type 1 diabetes mellitus (funded by Kidney Research UK and the British Heart Foundation). This has led to post-doctoral research on localising and targeting inappropriate renal sodium transport to restore circadian regulation of blood pressure in type 1 diabetes. 

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The role of endothelin-1 in the renal handling of salt in early Type 1 diabetes mellitus, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Award Date: 1 Oct 2018

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994


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