Speakers

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Jim N. Nutt

VMD, diplomateACVS

Dr. Nutt is an owner and boarded surgeon at Rhinebeck Equine LLP in upstate New York. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked at Hagyard Medical Institute in Lexington, KY, and the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Nutt did his residency in Large Animal Surgery residency at North Carolina State University. He was the staff surgeon at Peninsula Equine in CA before arriving at Rhinebeck Equine in 2010.
Dr. Nutt has a strong interest in sports medicine and diagnostic imaging, including nuclear scintigraphy and MRI. His practice encompasses colic surgery, fracture repair, and arthroscopy, and he has a special interest in laparoscopy and lameness diagnosis. His areas of research include complicated fracture repair, transfixation casts, and external fixation. He has authored a number of scientific articles focused on complicated orthopedic repair, soft tissue and foal surgery.
Dr. Nutt is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a member of the Veterinary Orthopaedic Society, American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr Dan O’Neill

MVB BSc(hons) GPCert (SAP) GPCert (FelP) GPCert (Derm) GPCert(B&PS) MSc (VetEpi) PhD FRCVS

After graduating from Dublin Vet School in 1987, Dan undertook small animal and mixed general practitioner as well as industry roles. He ran a companion animal practice in Petts Wood, Kent from 1996-2009, during which he gained qualifications in general practice, feline practice, dermatology and business management. In 2009, an MSc was followed by a PhD in veterinary epidemiology at the RVC to develop VetCompass. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at RVC in 2017. He chairs the UK Brachycephalic Working Group, is a founding member of the Dog Breeding Reform Group and is an Associate Editor of JSAP. He is part of the Extreme Conformations Subgroup of the Canine and Feline Sector Group and RCVS Knowledge’s Quality Improvement Group.

Dan’s research focuses primarily on improved understanding of breed health, but other projects explore animal behavior, drug usage, demography, longevity and human translational questions. 

Dan contributes to epidemiology teaching for RVC veterinary undergraduates, residents, veterinary nurses, and MSc and PhD students.  He has lectured widely at conferences in the UK, Europe and also in the US. As well as authoring over 55 peer reviewed publication, Dan has co-authored two books.

Fergus Allerton

BSc BVSc CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Fergus graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and spent six years in mixed animal practice in Worcestershire before completing a residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liege, Belgium (2010-2013). He moved to Willows Referral Service in Solihull in 2013 and became a European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2016.
His main clinical interests are in gastroenterology/hepatology, immune-mediated disease and antibacterial stewardship. He is currently chairman of the Small Animal Medicine Society and led the relaunch of the PROTECT ME antibiotic guidelines last year. He is currently editing the next edition of the BSAVA formulary.

Laura Cuddy

MVB MS DACVS-SA DECVS DACVSMR DECVSMR MRCVS

American, European, RCVS and VCI Specialist in Small Animal Surgery 
American, European Specialist in Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Laura graduated from University College Dublin in 2008 with a first-class honours degree in Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a Master of Science and residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida (UF). In 2013, Laura joined University College Dublin as Assistant Professor in Small Animal Surgery. She was welcomed as a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons in 2014, and as a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2015 and 2018, respectively. Laura currently offers specialist services in small animal surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation in private referral clinics in Ireland and the UK. Laura is actively involved in teaching and regularly delivers lectures and practical workshops nationally and internationally. Her research interests include orthopaedic biomechanics, specifically relating to medial coronoid disease in dogs, as well as teaching and proficiency assessment in minimally invasive procedures. Laura maintains a strong interest in all aspects of orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurologic and oncologic surgery, however, her main clinical interests reflect her advanced training at UF in minimally invasive techniques, traumatology and rehabilitation of the postoperative patient.

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