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Autumn/Winter 2015



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.

Chris Linney


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

Mike Martin



RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and

Chris Linney



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