RCVS Specialist inVeterinary Cardiology
Mike qualified fromUniversity College Dublin in
1986. Since 1992, he has been in private referral
practice at the Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre.
He gained RCVS Specialist status in 1995 and has
been an examiner at Certificate and Diploma level
for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
He has been both Honorary Secretary and
Chairman of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society.
Mike has published over 40 scientific peer reviewed
papers and is a frequent CPD lecturer within Europe
and has presented his clinical research at Specialist
Cardiology meetings in both Europe and the USA.
Veterinary Cardiology Clinician
Chris graduated with Honours from the University
of Liverpool in 2007. He returned to the Veterinary
School in 2009 at Liverpool University as an Intern
in small animal studies, followed by a three year
residency in cardiology and was subsequently
promoted to the position of Lecturer in Cardiology.
Chris was actually one of the first vets in the UK to
obtain the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary
Practice (Cardiology). Before joiningWillows,
Chris was part of the team at the Veterinary
Cardiorespiratory Centre inWarwickshire.
We are delighted to announce thatWillows are now able to offer a new
Cardiorespiratory Service, with the arrival of
MVB DVC MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and
Veterinary Cardiology Clinician.
Mike and Chris are looking forward to bringing their services toWillows and working alongside
the multi-disciplinary team. They are available to see a wide range of cardiac and respiratory
problems, as well as performing interventional cardiac surgery including PDA closure, balloon
valvuloplasty for pulmonic stenosis and pacemaker implantation.
The cardiology team at Willows specialise in the diagnosis of difficult and complicated cardiac
and respiratory problems, working closely with the medicine and soft tissue Specialist teams.
The symptoms of coughing, breathing difficulties or fatigue on exercise can all be attributed
to either heart or lung disease. As patients with cardiac and/or respiratory problems require
prompt investigation we aim to see our patients on the same day where required. Our team
are also happy to provide telephone advice to veterinary surgeons on the management of
cardiac and respiratory cases.
Mike and Chris will be involved withWillows’ CPD programme for 2016. The first event
hosted by Mike will be a day event, Introduction to ECG interpretation for Vets on
Wednesday 9th March. Included in the day is a copy of Mike Martin’s book, Small Animal
ECGs (new 3rd edition).
See inside for your comprehensive pull out calendar guide toWillows CPD programme 2016!
Cardiorespiratory Centremoves toWillows