DWR Staff | Clinical Director and Consultant, Internal Medicine

Rob Foale



European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Rob has been Clinical Director since 2016. He qualified from the RVC in 1996 having completed a BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology. After 4 years in general practice he joined Cambridge Veterinary School as a Resident in Small Animal Medicine and obtained the RCVS Diploma in 2003. He then gained the ECVIM Diploma in 2005. Rob’s main clinical interests are medical oncology, endocrinology, haematology and immune-mediated diseases. He is involved in several collaborative research projects with colleagues in Cambridge, Nottingham, Singapore and Egypt. He is working to develop a novel gene-therapy approach to the treatment of canine diabetes mellitus; to identify any genetic loci that make certain breeds of dog more prone to developing lymphoma; and to identify the hormones and genetic basis for some breeds of dog being more likely to put on weight. Rob teaches small animal endocrinology to Nottingham Veterinary School students and has published a textbook on the management of cancer.

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