BSc BVM&S MSc PhD Cert EM (Int.Med.) DipECEIM FRCVS
Bruce graduated from the University of Edinburgh as BSc (Veterinary Pathology) in 1983 and BVM&S with Distinction in 1985. After working for three years in mixed veterinary practice in England, he returned to the University of Edinburgh as the Horserace Betting Levy Board Resident in Equine Respiratory Diseases, under the guidance of Professor Padraic Dixon. He was awarded a PhD for research on the aetiopathogenesis of severe equine asthma in 1992, and has continued in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences ever since. He was an Invited Specialist and Founding Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in 2001. He was awarded the Animal Health Trust Veterinary Achievement Award in 2004. He provides specialist veterinary care for horses referred by practising veterinarians throughout Scotland and Northern England. His research focuses on equine pulmonary disease, hepatic disease, sudden death in equine athletes and grass sickness. He has over 170 peer-reviewed publications. He is married with three daughters and enjoys outdoor sports.