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


Research summary

  • The relationship between renal handling of salt in early diabetes mellitus and regulation of blood pressure
  • Molecular mechanisms in canine myxomatous mitral valve disease
  • Inheritance and genetics of cardiac accessory pathways in UK Labrador retrievers
  • Endothelial dysfunction in dogs in naturally occurring risk factors for metabolic syndrome

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