BVM&S DipECVAA AFHEA MRCVS RCVS & European Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
Matt graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2003 and went on to spend three years in general practice. After this he undertook an internship in Emergency and Critical Care at the Royal Veterinary College and then spent a year working as an emergency night vet.
In 2008, Matt started his specialist anaesthesia training at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. He gained European specialist status in 2012 and became an RCVS specialist shortly after. Matt spent an additional 8 years at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital and ended up running the clinical anaesthesia service between 2014-2019. Seeking a new challenge, he left Cambridge and spent a year working as a clinician at the Royal Veterinary College before joining The Ralph.
Matt is a huge advocate of Patient Safety, one of the Ralph’s core values, and is the co-author of a book “Errors in Veterinary Anesthesia” which aims to highlight to vets how errors and accidents occur in practice and how they can be investigated and stopped from happening again. Matt has also published a number of research papers, editorials and educational articles on Patient Safety. In addition, he has spoken at numerous international conferences on the subject as well as on anaesthesia in general.
Outside of work, Matt likes music, cooking, literature, conservation and spending time with his partner and her Labrador Qimmiq (who in turn likes swimming, retrieving dummies, finding old tennis balls, and cuddles).