Rachel Blake (MVB MScR DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) AFHEA MRCVS, EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology)

Senior Lecturer in Cardiology


Rachel is a EBVS® European specialist in Veterinary Cardiology with a particular interest in heart rate variability, myxomatous mitral valve disease and interventional cardiology. She contributes regularly to veterinary journals and conferences on these topics.

Rachel graduated from University College Dublin in 2012 and then completed a rotating internship at Mississippi State University. Following this, she worked in first opinion practice for two years before beginning her residency at the University of Edinburgh. She finished her residency in 2019 and gained her Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and Masters by Research in the same year. Following a year in private referral practice she re-joined the University of Edinburgh as a Senior Lecturer in Cardiopulmonary Medicine. She now splits her time between caring for dogs and cats on clinics, conducting research and teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.



Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB, University College Dublin)

Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology (DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology), European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine)

Masters by Research (MScR, University of Edinburgh)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Acadamy (AFHEA)

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