Mark qualified from Cambridge in 1997 and spent time in both mixed and small animal practice. He began a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Liverpool in 2000 but interrupted this to undertake a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge investigating the use of MRI to monitor the outcome of novel therapies for multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury in humans. Following the completion of his PhD, Mark completed a residency in Small Animal Medicine at Cambridge. Mark then spent four years in private specialist practice in the south of England before moving to Nottingham Vet School as Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine. Mark was responsible for running the final year medicine rotation along with lecturing to all years of the veterinary course. He was responsible for the school’s small animal intern and residency programmes in addition to supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate research students. Mark holds the European Diploma in Small Animal Internal Medicine and is an RCVS and EBVS® recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Mark remains actively involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching via his ongoing role as Professor of Small Animal internal medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. Mark remains research active both within the school and with national and international collaborators. These projects include investigations into canine breed-related diseases, canine cancer, canine and feline haematology, canine endocrine disease, how owners and vets make clinical decisions and the development of novel non-invasive biomarkers to help diagnose both simple and complex medical diseases in both primary care and referral settings. Mark lectures both nationally and internationally and has published widely in the field of veterinary medicine.
Mark has a broad interest in internal medicine but particularly enjoys the challenges posed by gastrointestinal, endocrine, haematology and renal medicine. Mark is excited to be joining the outstanding team at Willows and being able to provide both exceptional and compassionate care for the cats and dogs and their owners attending the clinic; along with providing an outstanding service to the referring veterinary surgeons. He particularly hopes to see lots of Norwegian Forest cats and Irish Wolfhounds, his absolute favourites!