MA VetMB MRCVS DipACVECC
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Specialist, Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Clinical Director
Shailen graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and after three years in primary care general veterinary practice commenced a career in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). Since then he has spent time working in both the referral and the primary care sectors as a primary clinician and as a clinical trainer, supervisor and mentor for numerous colleagues.
Since July 2014, Shailen has been working on The Ralph while focusing also on providing ECC education to primary care colleagues in various formats. He personally founded and manages or is otherwise integral to a number of veterinary and animal-related projects:
- The Ralph Site, a non-profit pet loss support online resource founded after the passing of Shailen’s cat, Ralph
- Veterinary ECC Small Talk, ECC educational material aimed predominantly at colleagues in primary care practice
- VetFOAMed, a database of free open access veterinary educational resources
Shailen has considerable experience in clinical supervision and training and in providing Continued Professional Development. He has published in peer-reviewed literature, is the sole author of a book on Small Animal Emergency Medicine, and has released an Emergency Medicine App.
Shailen shares his home with lovely Lucky the cat.