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Sally Argyle

(Former employee or visitor)

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Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow
Canine Vasculature: A study of alpha1-adrenoreceptors and heart failure

Professional Qualifications

Certificate in Small Animal Cardiology, Cert SAC


Following my qualification as a veterinary surgeon I spent a short period of time working in a mixed mainly small animal practice.  I was then able to concentrate on small animal internal medicine (with a particular interest in cardiology) at Glasgow University Veterinary School for a further two years.  I then moved into a more research-focused role to complete a PhD entitled Canine Vasculature: a study of alpha1-adrenoreceptors and heart failure; in the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Glasgow University. Subsequently I took up the position of Lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology back at the Veterinary School in Glasgow.  During this time I continued to be interested in cardiovascular disease but also became interested in the use of antimicrobials and particularly in the rational use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance. I am currently Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. This is a post that I have held since May 2006. 

Research Interests

I have continued both a clinical and research interest in antimicrobial resistance and from a research perspective am involved in research into multidrug resistant E. coli in companion animal species. This is currently the topic of a 4 year PhD studentship exploring the molecular epidemiology of these organisms.

I am also involved in cardiovascular research and currently am working on a collaborative project using 2 and 3D models of mitral valve disease in dogs to explore the pathophysiology of this disease and identify potential therapeutic targets.


I am responsble for teaching veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics to undergaduate veterinary students throughout the BVM&S programme. I am also particularly interested in student assessment and chair the Assessment Executive for the School. I am also Director of the third year of the BVM&S programme.

Continuing professional development delivery to the veterinary profession is also something in which I am actively involved. 

Administrative Roles

Admissions, School/Campus Administration

Director and Associate Dean for Admissions (undergraduate)

Director of Year 3 of the BVM&S programme

Chair of the Assessment Executive

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