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Alex Dugdale, RCVS & European Specialist in Anaesthesia, Chestergates Veterinary Specialist

Alex Dugdale

RCVS and European Specialist in Anaesthesia
  • VetMB, Cambridge University, 1990
  • Dip.ECVAA, 2001
  • RCVS, DVA, 2001
  • PhD, Liverpool University, 2011
  • Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool 1999-2004
  • Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, University of Liverpool 2004-2016

Alex graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and worked in mixed practice, in Lancashire, for six years. She then completed a residency in anaesthesia and critical care at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, following which she was appointed lecturer and subsequently senior lecturer in veterinary anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool.

Between 2007 to 2010, she completed a PhD in equine obesity and applied nutrition, which complemented her interests in all aspects of anaesthesia and perioperative care. She has published over 60 scientific papers and maintains active in clinical research.

Alex’s interests in teaching saw her gain the PGCert (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) in 2006 and she published a textbook on veterinary anaesthesia in 2010, for which she was the editor and main author.

Alex was the veterinary member on the council of the Pain Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine from 2010 to 2016, and remains a Regional Fellow of the RSM. She was a member of the Credentials and Education committee of the ECVAA from 2005 to 2015 and then Hon. Treasurer of ECVAA from 2011 to 2017.

Alex is fascinated by all aspects of pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology and their impact on anaesthesia, pain recognition and control, and perioperative care, including prehabilitation and rehabilitation techniques. At ChesterGates she highly values the multi-disciplinary team approach to deliver the best possible individualised care to each and every patient.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her bouncy Labrador!


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