Support Services - Anaesthesia

Matt McMillan

Matt joined the QVSH in 2008 as a resident in veterinary anaesthesia following three years in general practice, a yearlong emergency and critical care internship at the Royal Veterinary College and a year working in a busy London emergency clinic. After his residency he joined the clinical staff at the QVSH and he now leads the clinical anaesthesia and critical care service. Matt became a European specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2012 when he obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Matt’s professional interests lie in education, non-invasive monitoring technologies, clinical audit especially adverse event reporting, and patient safety (ensuring that the risks of anaesthesia, diagnostic investigations, surgery and medical interventions are minimised).

Matt’s research interests are in developing methods for recording and reporting safety data and adverse events in veterinary anaesthesia. Matt is chair of the practice standards subcommittee of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) and is responsible for developing a number of patient safety initiatives including an anaesthetic safety checklist for general practice. This project has been developed from work performed over the last five years at the QVSH.
Outside of work Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and twin children, cycling, crime fiction and developing his eclectic taste in music.