Head conformation risk for syringomyelia
Professor Clare Rusbridge
Professor in Veterinary Neurology
Clare Rusbridge is Professor in Veterinary Neurology at University of Surrey and Senior Neurologist at Wear Referrals. She became Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine in Surgery from Glasgow University in 1991 and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology after a residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College. She became a RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology in 1997 and was awarded a PhD from Utrecht University in 2007. She has spent over 25 years researching Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and maladaptive pain. As a result of this work, she received the JA Wight Memorial award in 2011, was made Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (meritorious contribution to knowledge) in 2016, received an RCVS Impact award in 2022 and awarded the Pet Plan Charitable Trust Scientific Award for 2023. Clare has authored or co-authored over 160 scientific articles and book chapters and co-edited a medical textbook on human syringomyelia and is a popular invited speaker in 5 continents. Her professional interests include epilepsy, neuropathic pain, inherited diseases, and rehabilitation.