Dr Geoff Culshaw (BVMS PhD DVC MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology)

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Cardiopulmonary Medicine


I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1994.  After 11 years in general practice, I joined the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2005, obtaining the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology (2008) and RCVS specialist status (2011).  I am currently Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Cardiopulmonary Medicine, and a Clinical Research Associate of The Roslin Institute.

My interests include cardiovascular-renal interactions in health and disease, accessory pathways in cats and dogs, and the molecular basis to canine MMVD. In 2018, I completed a PhD at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute, investigating endothelin-1 in renal salt handling in early type 1 diabetes mellitus (funded by Kidney Research UK and the British Heart Foundation).  This has led to post-doctoral research on localising and targeting inappropriate renal sodium transport to restore circadian regulation of blood pressure in type 1 diabetes.


Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVMS, University of Glasgow)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, University of Edinburgh)

Professional Qualifications

Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology (DVC, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)

RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology