Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences

Our department consists of academics with wide-ranging interests in veterinary pre-clinical disciplines including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and endocrinology. Our multidisciplinary approach in teaching and research allows us to concentrate on the biological and biomedical sciences that underlie the practice of veterinary medicine.

About us

Our multidisciplinary approach in teaching and research allows us to concentrate on the biological and biomedical sciences that underlie the practice of veterinary and human medicine.

Our department houses a dedicated cardiac electrophysiology laboratory and is part of the Surrey Centre for Electrophysiology Theory, Research and Engineering (SCEPTRE). Additionally, we are part of the Interdisciplinary Research on Interface Structures (IRIS) laboratory will provide expertise in cell and tissue scaffolds for in-vitro platforms.

Most of the supervisory team has already established biomedical industrial collaborations (Geltor US, AMD UK), partnership with local hospitals (e.g Royal Surrey County Hospital, the Whitely Clinic in Guildford, Frimley Park, the SWLEOC Epsom, Ashford St Peters Hospital) and with the veterinary sector (e.g. Rossdales Equine Hospital, CVS Group, Royal Veterinary College, British Horse Racing Authority). 

    Meet the team

    Head of Department

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    Dr Kamalan Jeevaratnam

    Head of Department of Veterinary Pre-Clinical Sciences & Programme Director BVMSci

    Department members

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    Dr Christopher Basu

    Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Anatomy

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    Dr Charlotte Edling

    Research Officer (Molecular Biology)

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    Dr Martin Hawes

    Senior Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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    Dr Rebecca Lewis

    Lecturer in Physiology

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    Dr Charlotte Sophia McCarroll

    Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Preclinical Sciences

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    Dr Giovanna Nalesso

    Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Biology, Director of Research, School of Veterinary Medicine

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    Dr Ioannis Smyrnias

    Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Sciences

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    William Wilkinson

    Teaching Fellow

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    Discover our research

    Our research focuses on physiology, neuroscience, ageing and chronic diseases of joints and the musculoskeletal system.