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Fergus Allerton

Fergus Allerton


Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service, Highlands Road, Shirley, Solihull West Midlands, B90 4NH, UK


Fergus graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and spent six years in mixed animal practice in Worcestershire before completing a residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liege, Belgium. He moved to Willows Referral Service in Solihull in 2013 and became a European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2016. His current clinical interests include antibacterial stewardship, Shar Pei fever, gall bladder mucocoeles and faecal matter transplantation. He is chairman of the Small Animal Medicine Society and helped with the relaunch of the PROTECT ME antibiotic guidelines. He recently edited the 10th edition of the BSAVA formulary.

Published Papers
  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary 10th Edition, Part A : Canine and Feline.
  • Allerton F, Prior C, Bagcigil AF, Broens E, Callens B, Damborg P, Dewulf J, Filippitzi ME, Carmo LP, Gómez-Raja J, Harpaz E, Mateus A, Nolff M, Phythian CJ, Timofte D, Zendri F, Jessen LR (2021) Overview and Evaluation of Existing Guidelines for Rational Antimicrobial Use in Small-Animal Veterinary Practice in Europe. Antibiotics (Basel) 10(4), 409. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10040409.
  • Allerton F, Jeffery N (2020) Prescription rebellion: reduction of antibiotic use by small animal veterinarians. J Small Anim Pract 61(3),148-155. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13098. Epub 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 31943224.
  • Allerton F, Fishwick J, Paterson S, Weller R, Battersby I, Doyle R, Gould D, Caddy S, Dunning M, Featherstone HJ, Hardy J, Kent A, Pedro B, Smith K, Swinbourne F, Harris J, Heinrich C, Lau-Gillard P, Loeffler A, Maddinson R, Mason C, Ramsey I, Ridyard A, Robin L, Scudder C, Seth M, Tappin S, Singleton D, Smith H, Southerden P, Warland J, Whitehead M, Williams J (2019) Call for coordinated antimicrobial approach at veterinary diagnostic laboratories. Vet Rec 184(26), 805-806. doi: 10.1136/vr.l4383. PMID: 31249126.
  • Timofte D, Broens EM, Guardabassi L, Pomba C, Allerton F, Ikonomopoulos J, Overesch G, Damborg P; European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment (ENOVAT), ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM), European College of Veterinary Microbiology (ECVM), and European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD) (2021) Driving Laboratory Standardization of Bacterial Culture and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in Veterinary Clinical Microbiology in Europe and Beyond. J Clin Microbiol 59(6),e02572-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02572-20. PMID: 33361339.
  • Work M and Allerton F (2020) Focus on Shar Pei Fever. BSAVA Companion Issue 2, Feb 2020, p. 18-21.