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Professor Clare Rusbridge

RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Clare graduated from Glasgow in 1991 and following an internship in Pennsylvania and general practice in Cambridgeshire, she completed a residency and was staff Clinician in Neurology at the Royal Veterinary College. She became an ECVN Diplomate in 1996, an RCVS Specialist in 1999 and RCVS Fellow in 2016. She has researched Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia (CMSM) for 25 years. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD from Utrecht University and in 2011 she received the J. A. Wright Memorial Award by Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity. Clare joined the University of Surrey in 2013, continuing her clinical practice at Fitzpatrick referrals. For 16 years prior she operated a neurology and neurosurgery service in Wimbledon. She has authored or co-authored over 140 scientific articles in addition to several book chapters and co-edited a human medical textbook on syringomyelia. Clare is particularly interested in feline neuropathic pain, neurobehavioral disorders, and epilepsy.