Alex Smith BVetMed MRCVS

Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Alex graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 and subsequently took on a short-term post-graduate research position in diagnostic imaging. This gave him the opportunity to develop his interest in cross-sectional (CT) imaging and allowed him to use his undergraduate research to create an online teaching course. A period of time in small animal practice followed this before undertaking a rotating internship in the Queen Mother Hospital of the Royal Veterinary College.

After the internship he spent a couple of years working in emergency practice, during which time his interest in diagnostic imaging grew, along with an interest in cardio-thoracic medicine. He successfully applied for research funding from the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and undertook a 6 month clinical primer scheme investigating the development of a new pacemaker at the University of Bristol. This experience reinforced his interest in clinical diagnostic imaging and in 2016 he started the Clinical Training Scholarship in diagnostic imaging at our Small Animal Referral Hospital.