James Hunt

James Hunt

Veterinary surgeon &clinical anaesthetist


James qualified in 1998 from RVC with a strong interest in pain management and worked in mixed practice for 6 years while completing the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. Following this he moved into small animal practice for a further 6 years, at which time the opportunity arose to undertake an MSc by research at the University of Bristol, investigating perioperative sedation and analgesia in dogs and cats. Enjoying the world of research, he continued at the University of Bristol for a further 6 years, including working on a 3-year research project investigating pain mechanisms in pet dogs with osteoarthritis. Since 2017, James has worked in the anaesthesia department at a referral hospital in Somerset, and regularly see cases for chronic pain management consultations. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine, and recently contributed to the chapter on chronic and osteoarthritic pain in the BSAVA Guide to Pain Management in Small Animal Practice. He is hoping to shortly submit his work for a PhD in the subject of clinical pain management in dogs and cats.

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