Stephen Baines qualified from Cambridge in 1990, after which he took up an internship at North Carolina State University in the USA and a residency in small animal surgery at Liverpool. He then completed a PhD in tumour immunology at Cambridge followed by a period as clinical surgeon in small animal soft tissue surgery. He is currently a senior lecturer in small animal surgery and head of surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and an RCVS specialist in small animal surgery.
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Aiden studied biology and veterinary science at the universities of Nottingham and Bristol (qualifying in 1987). He trained as a veterinary dermatologist at Bristol where he gained a PhD and the University of Wisconsin (USA). He worked for the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) for 10 years, in various roles dealing with the investigation of diseases of farmed livestock and wildlife. Aiden supports the Farm Animal Pathology Service at Bristol Veterinary School, which provides a postmortem service for farmed livestock. He teaches students on the Veterinary Nursing degree programme and the Veterinary Science degree programmes; covering deer, dermatology, parasitology and pathology. He has a long standing interest in publishing, including being a senior editor for the journal Veterinary Dermatology.
Mark Hillyer qualified from Bristol in 1987, where he remained to first work as an equine and farm animal clinician and subsequently completed a residency training programme in equine internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. After sometime as a lecturer at Bristol and on completion of a PhD for studies on equine abdominal disease he moved to Greenwood Ellis and Partners in Newmarket, providing a hospital-based referral service in equine internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. He is currently a partner at Newmarket Equine Hospital, where he provides a referral service in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. He holds RCVS certificates in equine practice, equine soft tissue surgery and equine internal medicine and is also a diplomate of the European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and Equine Internal Medicine. He is a European Specialist in equine internal medicine and equine soft tissue surgery. He has been a member of the RCVS Equine Board and been both a regular examiner and adviser for the RCVS equine certificates and equine veterinary nursing EVN programme.
Jelena Ristić qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1992. She spent six years in general practice, and subsequently undertook a residency in internal medicine at Cambridge. Since then, she has divided her time between clinical work, involving mainly internal medicine, relating both to first-opinion and referral cases, and clinical pathology. She has taught CPD courses for both vets and nurses and has also worked as an examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary courses and undergraduate training for nurses. She currently works part-time as a clinical pathologist for Axiom Veterinary Laboratories, specialising in internal medicine. She holds the RCVS certificates in small animal medicine and veterinary cardiology, and the RCVS diploma in small animal medicine.
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