Dr Tim Nuttall

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Dermatology


Dr Tim Nuttall graduated from the University of Bristol in 1992 and originally joined the Dick Vet in 1995 to train in dermatology and study for a PhD on canine atopic dermatitis. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2001, developing a dermatology clinic that now sees over 1000 cases each year. In August 2013 he returned to the Dick Vet as Head of Dermatology. The clinic sees a wide range of skin problems in dogs, cats, exotic species, horses and farm animals. Facilities and expertise include CO2 and Ho:YAG lasers, video-otoscopy, allergy testing and allergen specific immunotherapy, and managing antimicrobial resistant infections. 

Tim has written over 100 clinical and scientific publications, co-authored A Colour Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, and presented over 150 lectures throughout the world. In addition, Tim has served on RCVS, BSAVA, ESVD and DEFRA scientific committees, the International Committee on Atopic Diseases in Animals, is a scientific advisor to the Bella Moss Foundation and is on the editorial board of  Veterinary Dermatology. He has served on the Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland (CARS) Steering Group and is a member of the Scottish Veterinary Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and Scottish Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance Group. He also had an active research programme, studying antimicrobial resistance, skin infections and the genetics of canine atopic dermatitis. In 2014 he received the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine. 

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Research summary

The genetics of atopic dermatitis; allergen specific immunology; antibiotic resistance, particularly meticillin-resistance staphylococci and multi-drug resistant E. coli; and responsible antimicrobial use and infection control.

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