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Professor Joanna Dukes-McEwan

BVMS(Hons) MVM PhD DVC DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology) FRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Professor of Veterinary Cardiology at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital

Jo has worked at the University of Liverpool since 2004. She has also worked at the University of Glasgow, her alma mater, where she also did her internship and residency training, and the University of Edinburgh, where she also did her PhD, researching familial dilated cardiomyopathy in Newfoundland dogs.  This led to a post-doc position, attempting to find a gene implicated in DCM, which was not successful, but she learnt some molecular genetics skills. Jo has also worked in general practices in Hereford, Canterbury and Glasgow over her career. Jo holds the UK Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine- Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA)(Cardiology).  Jo is current chair of the cardiology specialty for ECVIM-CA and serves on the ECVIM-CA executive board. She enjoys teaching, inspiring the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary cardiologists. She holds Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She is active in clinical research and she is author or co-author on over 80 publications in peer reviewed literature. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017 for meritorious contributions to clinical practice. She lives with her husband and two cats, both of whom have preclinical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.