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Dr Liz Bode

  • Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Cardiology
  • BVSc PhD DipECVIM-CA (Cardio) MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Liz graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006. After a year in mixed practice she undertook a rotating internship at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. At Cambridge she was exposed to the opportunities that an academic career would offer and in 2009 she started a PhD at The University of Manchester looking at changes to calcium balance in hearts with heart failure. She was awarded her doctorate in 2013 and after a short time in small animal practice began her residency training in small animal cardiology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. She joined the University of Liverpool in late 2016 and achieved her Diploma in early 2017 gaining specialist status.

Clinical Interests

All aspects of cardiology, but especially:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of feline and canine cardiomyopathies
  • Arrhythmogenesis
  • Management of congestive heart failure
  • Derangements in cardiac metabolism and cardiac calcium handling

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Liz is involved with the clinical rotation in cardiology, with all senior veterinary students spending one week with the Cardiology Service, with a few students returning for the cardiology elective.
  • Liz lectures in the 4th year “management of disease” course.
  • Liz is the Small Animal Clinical Skills Lead and is involved with clinical extramural studies.