Kit Sturgess MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DSAM, CertVC, FRCVS, graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1986, then spent six years in general veterinary practice. He has further professional qualifications in imaging, cardiology and internal medicine, as well as a PhD awarded for looking at the effects of FIV on mucosal immune function.
Kit is a fellow of the RCVS, a specialist in small animal medicine and an advanced practitioner in veterinary cardiology. He has been seeing referral small animal medicine cases for the past 25 years, both at university-based and private specialist practices.
Kit's love of teaching and learning led him to develop a more flexible role, combining lecturing, writing and clinical time. The majority of his clinical time is spent providing an internal medicine service at Optivet Referrals in Havant, Hampshire.
Kit is a member of RCVS council, chairman of the Small Animal Medicine Society and sits on the BSAVA scientific committee. He maintains a keen interest in many areas of internal medicine, and has authored numerous articles, two textbooks, as well as presenting lectures and research abstracts at conferences worldwide.
Taking a holistic approach to the care of geriatric dogs
Kit Sturgess uses a case example to illustrate the importance of an individual care plan with owner buy-in and involvement.