StreetVet has had unwavering support from the veterinary profession since our inception. The encouragement and enthusiasm our industry has shown for StreetVet’s mission has been incredible – from volunteer vets and nurses hitting the streets to veterinary practices offering pro bono procedures. It is this professional goodwill that has led to the creation of a StreetVet Specialist Advisory Board.
Whilst StreetVetting, we do come across challenging cases which may require more involved input. With this in mind, we approached a veterinary specialist from each discipline to provide advice to our StreetVet outreach teams. Each of the specialists on this board has been involved with one or more of our StreetVet conferences “The Art of StreetVetting” , some have even volunteered on the streets but an overwhelming commonality is their understanding of our ethos and a desire to help. We are absolutely privileged to introduce our StreetVet Specialist Advisory Board.
- Stuart CarmichaelOrthopaedics SpecialistStuart CarmichaelOrthopaedics Specialist
Stuart graduated from University of Glasgow in 1978 and worked within the Surgery Faculty, University of Glasgow as a lecturer in orthopaedic surgery until 1990. During this period he completed a masters degree and was successful at obtaining the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1987, the first RCVS Orthopaedic Diploma to be awarded by examination in UK. He moved to private referral practice in London in 1990 before being appointed as Senior Lecturer and Director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College from 1991 to 1996. In 1996 he rejoined the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Glasgow, initially as Director of the Small Animal Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Glasgow before being appointed as Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies. He served as Associate Dean for Clinical Studies in the Veterinary Faculty from 2006. In 2009 he joined Vets Now Ltd. as National Hospital Director and was involved in establishing the new Vets Now Referral Service and opening the new VN Referrals Hospital in Glasgow in 2010, followed by the VN Swindon Hospital in 2011. He is an RCVS Diplomate in Orthopaedics and RCVS recognised Specialist. He was awarded the BSAVA Simon Award in 1996 and has contributed to over 70 peer reviewed publications and a number of book chapters. He joined the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Feb 2012 and is currently Managing Director of the newly formed FitzClinic Ltd (Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue) and Fitzpatrick Learning Academy. He is also current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Cat Care Charity and was appointed to the post of Professor of Veterinary Science at the University of Surrey in 2013. In 2013 he formed a company to develop systems to manage osteoarthritis in animals (AIM.OASYS Ltd.) which is his current research and clinical interest… and passion.
- Sue PatersonDermatology SpecialistSue PatersonDermatology Specialist
Sue is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology as a Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology. She has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her contributions to clinical practice in the field of Veterinary Dermatology.
Sue has written seven text books and has contributed chapters to a variety of text books including the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology, Feline Internal Medicine, Equine Medicine and Therapeutics and Advances in Veterinary Dermatology. She has more than 60 refereed publications in English, European and American journals.
She has lectured extensively, including in the USA at the North American Veterinary Community Congress, in the UK at national meetings of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and for the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group. She is a regular speaker at the annual British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress.
In Europe, she is a regular contributor to the Annual European Dermatology Congresses and has been an invited speaker at international meetings all over the world.
She is a Council member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, is Vice President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and is Senior Vice President of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatologists.
Sue says "I was delighted to be asked by Jade to join the StreetVet Specialist Advisory Board. I am happy to give my time to support these amazing volunteers in the incredible work they do."
- Ian BattersbyInternal Medicine SpecialistIan BattersbyInternal Medicine Specialist
Ian graduated from Bristol University in 1998. Following periods working in first opinion practice he returned to Bristol for a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, and was awarded the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2005.
Ian is now Head of the Internal Medicine department at Davies Veterinary Specialists. He was awarded the BSAVA Melton award in 2013 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice in 2017.
Ian says “One health is one of my passions and outside clinics I have dedicated time to projects in the area such as AMR and rabies Control. The One Health ethos runs through all StreetVet undertakes by supporting the human animal bond which is so important to those that have been less fortunate . It’s a privilege to be in a position to help."
- Clare RusbridgeNeurology SpecialistClare RusbridgeNeurology Specialist
Clare graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991. She became a Diplomate of the Europena College of Veterinary Neurology in 1996 and an RCVS Specialist in 1999. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD from Utrecht University for her thesis on Chiari-like malformation & Syringomyelia.
She ran a neurology and neurosurgery referral service at the Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital in Wimbledon for 16 years. She is now Chief of Neurology at Fitzpatrick Referrals, and Professor of Neurology at the University of Surrey. In 2011 she was awarded the J. A. Wight Memorial Award by The Blue Cross for her work with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Society on syringomyelia.
- David GouldOpthalmology SpecialistDavid GouldOpthalmology Specialist
David graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and, after a period in general practice, completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in the molecular genetics of inherited eye diseases in dogs. He moved to the University of Bristol for a three year clinical residency in veterinary ophthalmology and was subsequently appointed Lecturer.
He joined Davies Veterinary Specialists in October 2003 and is now Head of the Ophthalmology department. He holds both RCVS and European Diplomas in Veterinary Ophthalmology and is an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. David was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice in 2017.
David says "I first got to know Jade when she was working in a private veterinary practice near London, from where she used to refer cases to the specialist referral centre where I was based. She was always a highly driven, skilled and dedicated vet with an enormous passion for animals, so when I heard of her plans for StreetVet it was clear that this idea was going places. Since it was first set up in 2016 its progression and its impact on local communities has been little short of breathtaking. It was an honour to have been invited to lecture at the 2018 StreetVet conference in London where I met many of the dedicated volunteers as well as some of the canine and human beneficiaries of their important work. For all these reasons it is an honour to be asked to join the StreetVet Specialist Advisory Board."
- Nuala SummerfieldCardiology SpecialistNuala SummerfieldCardiology Specialist
Nuala is a cardiologist and has spent the past 15 years in both academia and private practice. She qualifies from the University of Edinburgh and completed a residency at the University of Pennsylvania, leading to RCVS, European and American Specialist status in 2002. She has a strong interest in clinical cardiology, in particular canine acquired heart disease and congestive failure management.
She is the co-founder of Virtual Veterinary Specialists, a collaborative digital platform designed to make specialist healthcare more accessible to first opinion vets.
- Nick BaconSoft Tissue & Oncology SpecialistNick BaconSoft Tissue & Oncology Specialist
Nick qualified from Cambridge Vet School in 1997 and after two years in general practice returned to Cambridge as the Petsavers resident in soft tissue surgery and oncology.
He completed a Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Colorado State University and became Head of Oncology at the University of Florida in 2011.
Nick is the current president of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology and an ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology.
In October 2014 he joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a Senior Consultant and Clinical Director of the Oncology and Soft Tissue Service.