Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman MA, VetMB, Cert SAO, Dip ECVN, MRCVS (European and RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology). Paul Freeman has had a varied career spanning more than 30 years. He began his working life as a mixed general practice vet, before passing the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1993. He then spent 20 years mixing general practice and referral orthopaedics, and in 2008 began a residency in neurology. This led to the European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology in 2014, as well as RCVS and European Specialist status. Paul began his current role as Principal Clinical Neurologist at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge in 2016, and since that time the neurology service in Cambridge has grown rapidly. Paul now works with three senior specialist colleagues, as well as supervising two residents and a junior clinical neurologist. His main research interests are spinal cord injury, in particular canine intervertebral disc herniation and fenestration. In 2017 he published a short review of canine IVDH as well as contributing to the most recent edition of Veterinary Clinics of North America, Neurology issue (Jan 2018). Paul has lectured widely including BSAVA Congress 2017 and NAVC 2019, and currently finds teaching in all its forms the most enjoyable aspect of his work. Invited Lecturer: BSAVA Congress 2017 TSAVA Congress 2018, 2019 NAVC 2019 Relevant recent publications: Jeffery ND, Freeman PM (2018). The Role of Fenestration in Management of Type I Thoracolumbar Disk Degeneration. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2018 Jan;48(1):187-200. Freeman P, Jeffery ND (2017). Re-opening the window on fenestration as a treatment for acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation in dogs. J Small Anim Pract. 2017 Apr;58(4):199-204. Hare C, Sanchini L, Worrall C, Van Poucke S, Alves L, Restif O, Freeman P (2019). Rapid in-house method of CSF analysis utilising sedimentation direct from the spinal needle. J Small Anim Pract. 2019 Apr 26.