MVB DVC MRCVS Veterinary Cardiologist & Interventional Coach
Mike qualified from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1986. He gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and Specialist status in 1995 and has successfully been re-validated every five years ever since, until 2020 when he retired from clinical practice. He has been both Honorary Secretary and Chairman of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (UK), and examiner for the Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Since 1992 to 2015, he ran his own private referral practice (The Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre, Kenilworth). In October 2015 he moved his Cardiology Service into Willows Referral Centre, Solihull, UK. Since the beginning of 2018 he is again self-employed, providing consultancy work, training in cardiac interventions at specialist centres around Europe, as well as lecturing at CPD events around the world.
He is honorary veterinary cardiology adviser to Twycross Zoo and the Ape Heart Project since 2014 performing echocardiographic examinations, ECG and general research guidance on the great apes as well as other zoo animals.
He has published over 40 scientific peer reviewed papers. He is author of two textbooks: Small Animal ECGs: An Introductory Guide (3rd edition) and Cardiorespiratory Diseases of the Dog and Cat (2nd edition) published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is author of the chapter on ‘Syncope’ in the Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Ettinger, Feldman & Cote, 2016).
He is the recipient of some BSAVA awards: in 1993 the Dunkin Award, in 2000 the Melton Award, in 2006 the Petsavers Award, in 2010 the Dunkin & Blaine Awards and in 2017 the JSAP Achievement Award.
Research publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9448-0185