Here at Dunedin we have visits from specialists in various disciplines of veterinary medicine to give us their expert help and advice. They are:
Craig Devine BVSc DVC MRCVS, is one of only a handful of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diplomates in Veterinary Cardiology.
The founder of Peebleshire-based Borders Veterinary Cardiology, www.vetcardiology.co.uk he has many years of experience in cardiology and respiratory medicine of all animals, from horses to gorillas.
He has worked in academia and in private practice, lectured extensively, and his present focus is on specialist cardiorespiratory medicine of dogs and cats.
Professor James (Jimmy) Simpson, BVM&S SDA MPhil MRCVS, is a RCVS Specialist in Internal Medicine.
A professor of Canine Medicine, he was head of the Internal Medicine Service at the Royal Dick in Edinburgh until starting his own clinical practice in 2011.
Jimmy qualified from The Royal Dick Veterinary College in 1977 and spent the next three years in mixed general practice before returning to ‘The Dick’ to study for a master’s degree. He then became lecturer, and subsequently Professor, of Canine Medicine, in the Division of Veterinary Clinical Studies.
Jimmy has been awarded the BSAVA Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to small animal medicine and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.
His areas of expertise include gastro-enterology, endoscopy and colonoscopy and complex internal medicine cases.
Richard Coe, MA VetMB CertSAS MRCVS ECVS, founded the Mobile veterinary soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, Surgeon on Site, in May 2015 to provide specialist veterinary surgical procedures in first opinion veterinary practices in Scotland and the North of England.
A Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, he has extensive experience in orthopaedic and spinal surgery mainly providing elective orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.
After attaining specialist status through the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) Diploma in 2007, Richard worked as a lecturer in surgery at the Royal (Dick) School and the Royal Veterinary College www.surgeononsite.com