Meet the Team

Dr Rachel Dean BVMS PhD MSc(EBHC) DSAM(fel) MRCVS

Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice

Rachel graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1996 and worked in mixed, dairy and small animal general practice (including a bit of time in Australia) for 6 years.

She was the Fort Dodge Feline Fellow at the Feline Centre at the University of Bristol from 2002-2005 before undertaking a PhD (Epidemiology of feline injection site sarcomas) at the Royal Veterinary College/Animal Health Trust.

Rachel was the Founding Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in Feline Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, Nottingham from 2009-20018.

She holds the RCVS diploma in feline medicine and an MSc in Evidence-based Healthcare from the University of Oxford. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and an internationally recognised leader in Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine. Rachel is also the inaugural chair of the Association of Charity Vets, the Editor-in-Chief of the BSAVA Manual of Shelter Medicine (to be published 2018) and co-founder of the Vets in the Community clinic in Nottingham.

Rachel is passionate about old cats, shelter medicine and about establishing practical ways of enabling decision makers to use Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine to improve care.

Rachel is our Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice and co-chairs the Clinical Board

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