Bio

Dr Kit Sturgess graduated from Cambridge University in 1986 spending six years in general veterinary practice before embarking on a specialist career. 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 was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016 for meritorious contribution to clinical practice. Kit is a Specialist in Small Animal Medicine and an Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology. Kit’s love of teaching and learning has led him to develop a new, more flexible role, combining governance, mentoring, lecturing, writing and clinic time. Kit is a trustee of Cats Protection, chair of trustees of the Wildheart Trust and Editor in Chief of Veterinary Evidence Journal. 

Kit has authored numerous articles, two textbooks as well as presenting lectures and research abstracts at conferences worldwide.  

Published Papers

  • A modified technique of keratoleptynsis ("letter-box") for treatment of canine corneal edema associated with endothelial dysfunction. Giannikaki S, Escanilla N, Sturgess K, Lowe RC. Vet Ophthalmol. 2020 Sep 6. doi: 10.1111/vop.12823. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32893460 
  • Oculodermal Melanocytosis: Nevus of Ota in a Dog. Giannikaki S, Sturgess K, Scurrell E, Cebrian P, Escanilla N, Lowe RC. Vet Pathol. 2019 May;56(3):460-464 

  • Pectus excavatum: computed tomography and medium-term surgical outcome in a prospective cohort of 10 kittens. Charlesworth TM, Schwarz T and Sturgess CP Journal Feline Medicine and Surgery (2015) epub Jun 18. pii: 1098612X15591234 

  • Use of a Microsoft Excel based add-in program to calculate plasma sinistrin clearance by a two-compartment model analysis in dogs. Steinbach SM, Sturgess CP, Dunning MD and Neiger R. Research in Veterinary Science 2015 100:263-4 

  • Measurement of the S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) content in a range of commercial veterinary SAMe supplements. Sturgess CP Journal of Small Animal Practice (2014) 55: 447-50 

  • Increased incidence of thoracic wall deformities in related Bengal kittens. Charlesworth TM and Sturgess CP. Journal Feline Medicine and Surgery (2012) 14:365-8 

  • Haemoplasma infection is not a common cause of canine immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia in the UK. Warman SM, Helps CR, Barker EN, Day S, Sturgess K, Day MJ, Tasker S. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2010) 51(10):534-9 

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