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Professor Jo Dukes-McEwan BVMS (Hons), MVM, PhD, DVC, Dip.ECVIM-CA(Cardiology), FRCVS

Professsor in Veterinary Cardiology Small Animal Clinical Science

    Research

    Research Overview

    My main involvement is now clinical research since most of my time is spent in the clinics and clinical rotation teaching.
    I have a special interest in all aspects of cardiology but also respiratory medicine. My main research areas are in canine dilated cardiomyopathy and feline cardiomyopathies, cardiac genetics and echocardiography.

    Research Grants

    Dialated Cardiomyopathy in Great Danes

    PRIVATE BENEFACTOR (UK)

    August 2015 - July 2019

    Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and its association with sudden death in Great Danes

    KENNEL CLUB CHARITABLE TRUST (UK)

    October 2016 - March 2025

    Can novel ultrasonographic assessment of myocardial function successfully identify dogs with early dilated cardiomyopathy?

    ROYAL COLLEGE OF VETERINARY SURGEONS TRUST (RCVS) - (UK)

    May 2006 - April 2009

    LUPA-DCM project

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    January 2008 - June 2012

    Familial dilated cardiomyopathy in Newfoundland dogs: high resolution mapping of regions of the canine genome map syntenic with human DCM candidate genes.

    KENNEL CLUB CHARITABLE TRUST (UK)

    October 2004 - December 2005

    Struck down in the prime of life: Unearthing the secrets of Great Dane dilated cardiomyopathy.

    GREAT DANE BREED COUNCIL, KENNEL CLUB CHARITABLE TRUST (UK)

    October 2009 - December 2015

    Troponin I in dogs with acute cerebrovascular accidents

    BRITISH SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION (UK)

    October 2014 - August 2018

    Research Collaborations

    DCM working package

    External: LUPA EU collaboration; DCM WP

    Research collaboration in Europe to identify cohorts of Normal and DCM in various breeds (Dobermanns, Newfoundlands, great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds). Echocardiographic screening, and collection of DNA.

    Dr. Brendan Corcoran, Dr. Anne French

    External: University of Edinburgh

    Echocardiography research, especially Tissue Doppler Imaging.
    Co-supervision of Dr. Kerry Simpson's PhD
    Collaborator in Mitral valve disease research.