Sean studied at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006. After working in first opinion mixed practice, Sean’s long standing interest in Anaesthesia lead him to embark on residency training at the University of Glasgow in 2009.
After a brief period of sabbatical cover as University Veterinary Clinician in Anaesthesia at the University of Glasgow, Sean moved to the University of Cambridge in 2013. As Clinical Anaesthetist and Affiliate Lecturer Sean combined his work as a clinical specialist in the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital with passing on his enthusiasm for anaesthesia and analgesia to undergraduate students and specialist trainees. Sean joined the University of Surrey in April 2017 as Teaching Fellow in Anaesthesia and was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow in 2019.
Outside his day job, Sean’s other veterinary passion is marine mammal medicine, especially work with seals. Sean is a veterinary consultant to the charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
Areas of specialism
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
University roles and responsibilities
- Year Lead: BVMSci Year 3
- Unit Lead: Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice 1: Introduction to Pharmacology, Anaesthesia, Imaging and Surgery
- Module Lead: VMS3010 Veterinary Medicine 1
Affiliations and memberships
Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia
As an undergraduate Sean was involved in a study of field anaesthesia in grey seals, more recently his focus has been local anaesthesia techniques and total intravenous anaesthesia.
As Teaching Fellow in Anaesthesia Sean will engage with and contribute to all levels of the curriculum, ensuring that there is continuity and appropriate integration of anaesthesia and analgesia teaching throughout the course. Sean’s specific focus is on the theoretical teaching of anaesthesia in the third year of the course and teaching practical anaesthesia in the fourth.
Sean is the module co-ordinator for the VMS3002: Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice 1: Introduction to Pharmacology, Anaesthesia, Imaging & Surgery module. Sean also has an active role in the development of the Spay and Neuter Clinic which is a cornerstone of the fourth year clinical training.
Courses I teach on
LANGTON S. D. & WALKER J. J. A. 2017. A transorbital approach to the maxillary nerve block in dogs: a cadaver study. Veterinary Anaesthesia Analgesia, 44, 173-177
LANGTON S. D. 2014. Prolonged high dose propofol infusion associated with marked hyperlipidaemia as a source of inaccuracy in pulse oximetry. British Journal of Anaesthesia E-Letters. [Published 29th December 2014] URL: http://bja.oxfordjournals.org/forum/topic/brjana_el%3b12120
LANGTON S. & AUCKBURALLY A. 2012. Oral-route Sedation in Horses. Veterinary Times, 42 (11), 12-14
LANGTON S.D., MOSS, S.E., POMEROY P.P. & BORER K.E. 2011. Effect of induction dose, lactation stage and body condition on tiletamine-zolazepam anaesthesia in adult female grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) under field conditions. Veterinary Record, 168, 457
LANGTON S.D., FLAHERTY, D., PAWSON, P. & AUCKBURALLY, A. 2010. A serious breathing system fault identified by capnography. Veterinary Anaesthesia Analgesia, 37, 581-582