Internal Medicine - Small Animal

Adam Swallow
BVSc MRCVS

Personal profile:
Biography: I graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2013. I then spent 2 years working in general practice, before moving to Langford veterinary Services to complete a Junior Clinical Training Scholarship (internship) in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. After finishing this I spent a short while locuming in general practice before joining the QVSH in October 2016. Whilst working in general practice I developed a keen interest in evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) and became more involved with RCVS Knowledge. As well as publishing critically appraised topics (Knowledge Summaries) with them I am also an associate editor for the journal “Veterinary Evidence.”

Special interests:
Internal medicine
Gastroenterology
Immunology
Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine

Current research:
Adam is currently in the process of writing a retrospective paper investigating the use of gastroprotectants as a means of reducing iatrogenic gastrointestinal signs in dogs receiving immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids.

Publications:
Swallow, A. (2016) Is robenacoxib superior to meloxicam in improving patient comfort in dogs diagnosed with a degenerative joint process? Veterinary Evidence 1(1). DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18849/ve.v1i1.17.

Swallow, A. (2016) Which is more effective in altering the gastric pH in dogs, omeprazole or ranitidine? Veterinary Evidence 1(2). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18849/ve.v1i2.14.

Swallow, A. (2016) In bitches diagnosed with pyometra, is medical therapy using antibiosis alone as effective as ovariohysterectomy in reducing morbidity and mortality? Veterinary Evidence 1(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.18849/ve.v1i1.16.

Swallow, A. Rioja, E. Elmer, T. Dugdale, A. Evaluating the effect of maropitant, a neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist, on intra-operative isoflurane requirements and on the clinical signs of post-operative nausea and vomiting in dogs undergoing routine ovariohysterectomy. A randomised controlled trial. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, In Press.