MA, VetMB, PhD, DVA, Dipl. ECVAA, MRCVS
Dave Brodbelt graduated from the Cambridge Vet School in 1993 and undertook a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia there. In 1998 he gained the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. He then went into private practice for 4 years prior to undertaking an Epidemiology PhD based at the Epidemiology Unit of the Animal Health Trust / Royal Veterinary College looking at anaesthetic complications in practice (CEPSAF). Since 2005 he has worked at the RVC within the Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health (VEEPH) Group, initially as Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia, and then Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology, before becoming Professor of Evidence based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM). He is involved in research and teaching epidemiology, statistics and EBVM to undergraduates and postgraduates. His research interests focus on practice based research and research derived from electronic health records. He is a member of the VeNom Coding Group, part of the VetXML consortium and is co-project leader of VetCompass, the RVC based initiative that works with a large group of collaborating first opinion practices surveying disease trends in veterinary practice.