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.
Sean is a member of the faculty of Anaesthetists as Educators of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, through which he shares his experience of clinical education with human and veterinary anaesthetists.
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
University roles and responsibilities
- Module Lead: VMS3010 Veterinary Medicine 1
- Chair of the Rainbow Network (the University of Surrey's LGBTQI+ Staff Network)
- Chair of the University LGBTQI+ Equality Group
Affiliations and memberships
As an undergraduate Sean was involved in a study of field anaesthesia in grey seals. Sean has also published work exploring local anaesthetic techniques and the teaching and assessment of clinical anaesthesia. His current projects focus on total intravenous anaesthesia in dogs, especially the development of new ways to use pharmacokinetics to control drug administration.
Postgraduate research supervision
Sean does not supervise PhD students and is not able to assist with applications for doctoral studies at the University of Surrey.
Information about postgraduate programs is available from the Doctoral College website: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/doctoral-college
As Senior Teaching Fellow in Anaesthesia Sean engages with and contributes 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, teaching practical anaesthesia in the fourth and supervising the anaesthesia special interest elective in the final year.
Sean is the module lead for the VMS3010 Veterinary Medicine 1 module in year 3 of the BVMSci program. Sean also has an active role in the Spay and Neuter Clinic which is a cornerstone of the fourth year clinical training.