Colin graduated with honours from the RVC in 2008, he went on to gain a first class honours degree in Immunology and Oncology from Kings College and subsequently undertook a one year rotating internship and three year residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the RVC, which combined with a PhD programme at the University of Ghent.
He was awarded the diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2012 and became a veterinary neurology specialist. He spent a further eighteen months at the RVC on the neurology faculty before working in private referral practice in Hampshire. He successfully defended his PhD thesis, ‘New insights into the pathogenesis of Syringomyelia in dogs’, in 2014. In 2014 Colin became a recognised specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Colin joined the neurology team Fitzpatrick Referrals in October 2014.
Colin is experienced in all aspects of medical neurology and neurosurgery; he is particularly interested in diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders of the nervous system, including vertebral malformations, hydrocephalus, Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia. Colin’s other interests include canine epilepsy, novel neuroradiology techniques and neuro-oncology (the diagnosis and treatment of cancers affecting the nervous system).