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Nuala graduated from the University of Edinburgh Veterinary School and then completed a residency in Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is recognised as a European and American Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology. Nuala currently works in cardiology referral practice in the South of England. Her areas of particular interest are canine dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.

Chris and his family share their home with three dogs, two cats, two gerbils, six fish, two goats, two sheep and a dozen chickens and they talk to all of them! Chris received his veterinary degree from Glasgow, and is the outgoing President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He runs Coach House Vets, an equine and family pet veterinary practice in Berkshire. Chris is a passionate educator committed to making the lives of pets and their owners the best they can be.

Read our latest interview with Chris where he discusses the challenges faced by the veterinary profession.

Mike graduated from Edinburgh University in 2004 and spent the next three and half years working in a small animal practice in Peterborough and Suffolk. He developed a keen interest in veterinary ophthalmology and completed the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2008. Mike was awarded the European Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology, and is now a recognised European Specialist in the field. Mike is a member of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and his clinical interests include all aspects of microsurgery.

Tristan cares for family pets at his Surrey veterinary surgery Chertsey Vets. After qualifying from Cambridge University in 2005, Tristan went straight into practice, working at mixed practices based in Suffolk and Kent. He completed a small animal surgical internship and a further year of specialist training at Rutland House Veterinary Hospital where he began working in the field of emergency medicine and surgery.

With over 25 years' experience as a dog behaviourist and trainer, Mark helps dog owners manage their pets' behaviour by using positive, modern, force-free methods. Mark runs puppy socialisation and obedience classes for County Councils, rescue and rehoming centres. Mark teaches canine behaviour and body language to school children, in order to help the next generation to understand dogs. His aim is to help people on a one-to-one basis, using a professional and safe approach, with kind, fair and effective methods of behavioural modification.

Nick Jones knows dogs and dog behaviour, and helps pet owners understand and resolve any challenges that might exist. Nick helps with issues such as dog aggression, jumping up, pulling, non-recall, nervous behaviour, chewing, separation anxiety, biting and nipping, excessive barking and puppy visits. Nick is also a Dog Expert Witness and assesses dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Celia is an accomplished author and expert on cat behaviour, and regularly appears on TV, radio, and in the newspapers (she's currently The Daily Telegraph's Pet Agony Aunt). Her book One Hundred Ways for a Cat to Train Its Human, sold almost half a million copies in the UK and was on the best seller list two years running. In 1976 she started writing about pets for The Sunday Times Magazine. Celia lives with her two cats, Tilly and Toby, who rule the roost.

Liz Barton

MA VetMB MRCVS

Liz qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2004, and has worked in mixed practice in the Lake District, completed a small animal internship, and she now works in shelter medicine and emergency critical care. Her special interests are diagnostic imaging and cytology. Liz recently setup Vetsnet, a social enterprise resource website to promote wellbeing within the veterinary profession. She is a CatDogFish purist, with two dogs, a tail-less cat, and pond full of Koi carp.

Katie Hickey

BVetMed MRCVS

Katie trained at Royal Veterinary College in London and her job as a veterinarian has taken her all over the world from the UK, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Italy and Brussels. She is now practicing in South London at a small animal clinic. Katie has a special interest in acupuncture and is registered with the British Veterinary Acupuncture Association. Acupuncture is most commonly used for animals suffering with chronic pain conditions in the hope that it improves their quality of life.

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