BVSc(hons) MVetMed PhD DACVIM-SAIM DECVIM-CA MRCVS
Head of Internal Medicine
Diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine
Chris graduated from the Univeristy of Bristol in 2007 and then worked in first opinion small animal practice for three years. In 2010 he undertook a rotating internship back at the Univeristy of Bristol, followed by an internal medicine residency at the Royal Veterinary College. Chris became an ACVIM Diplomate in 2015 and finished his PhD in feline acromegaly at the Royal Veterinary College in 2017.
Chris really enjoys looking after cats and dogs with medical conditions, and his areas of interest are endocrinology and haematological conditions. He aims to provide the highest level of care for his patients and their owners, and is very much enjoying working at Southfields Veterinary Specialists.
Gostelow R, Hazuchova K, Scudder CJ, Niessen SJM. (2017) How to…Manage the diabetic dog. BSAVA Companion, Volume 2017, Issue 10, Oct 2017, p. 18 - 24
Scudder CJ, Niessen S, Gostelow R, Hazuchova K. (2017) How to …Manage the diabetic cat. BSAVA Companion, Volume 2017, Issue 7, Jul 2017, p. 12 - 17
Hazuchova K, Gostelow R, Scudder CJ, Forcada Y, Church DB, Niessen SJM. Acceptance of home blood glucose monitoring by owners of recently diagnosed diabetic cats and impact on quality of life changes in cat and owner. J Feline Med Surg. doi: 10.1177/1098612X17727692. [Epub ahead of print]
Heaps LA, Scudder CJ, Lipscomb VJ, Steinbach SM, Priestnall SL, Martineau H, Szladovits B, Fowkes RC, Garden OA. (2017) Serum anti-Müllerian hormone concentrations before and after treatment of an ovarian granulosa cell tumour in a cat. JFMS Open Rep. 2017 Aug 10;3(2):2055116917722701. doi: 10.1177/2055116917722701.
Gostelow R, Hazuchova K, Scudder CJ, Forcada Y, Church D, Niessen SJ. (2018) Prospective evaluation of a protocol for transitioning porcine lente insulin-treated diabetic cats to human recombinant protamine zinc insulin. J Feline Med Surg. 2018 Feb;20(2):114-121. doi: 10.1177/1098612X17697482.
Gostelow R, Scudder CJ, Keyte S, Forcada Y, Fowkes RC, Schmid HA, Church DB, Niessen SJ. (2017) Pasireotide Long-Acting Release Treatment for Diabetic Cats with Underlying Hypersomatotropism. J Vet Intern Med. 2017 Mar;31(2):355-364. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14662.
Scudder CJ, Niessen SJ, Catchpole B, Fowkes RC, Church DB, Forcada Y.(2017) Feline hypersomatotropism and acromegaly tumorigenesis: a potential role for the AIP gene. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2017 Apr;59:134-139. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2016.11.005.
Scudder CJ, Hazuchova K, Gostelow R, Niessen SJM. (2016) Diabetes mellitus in cats and the veterinary nurse's role. The Veterinary Nurse 2016 7:9, 516-525.
O'Neill DG, Scudder CJ, Faire JM, Church DB, McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Brodbelt DC1. (2014) Epidemiology of hyperadrenocorticism among 210,824 dogs attending primary-care veterinary practices in the UK from 2009 to 2014. J Small Anim Pract. 2016 Jul;57(7):365-73. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12523.
Fletcher JM, Scudder CJ, Kiupel M, Pipe-Martin HN, Kenny PJ, Mantis P, Fenn J, Smith K, Blair RV, Granger LA, Niessen SJM. (2016) Hypersomatotropism in 3 Cats without Concurrent Diabetes Mellitus. J Vet Intern Med. 2016 Jul;30(4):1216-21. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14360.
Scudder CJ, Gostelow R, Forcada Y, Schmid HA, Church D, Niessen SJ. (2015) Pasireotide for the Medical Management of Feline Hypersomatotropism. J Vet Intern Med. 2015 Jul-Aug;29(4):1074-80. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12608.
Scudder CJ, Niessen SJM. (2016) Acromegaly in cats The Veterinary Nurse 2016 May (7): 224–230
Scudder CJ, Kenny P, Niessen SJM. (2015) Treatment of canine and feline hyperadrenocorticism: trilostane and the alternatives. Companion Animal 2015 20:4, 230-238.
Hill, M., Scudder, CJ., Glanemann, B., Drees, R. (2014) Hypertrophic osteodystrophy in a dog imaged with CT Veterinary Record Case Reports . 201: e000155. doi: 10.1136/vetreccr-2014-000155.
Scudder CJ, Mirczuk SM, Richardson KM, Crossley VJ, Regan JTC, Gostelow R, Forcada Y, Hazuchova K, Harrington N, McGonnell IM, Church DB, Kenny PJ, Korbonits M, Fowkes RC, Niessen SJM. Pituitary pathology and gene expression in acromegalic cats. Journal of the Endocrine Society. https://doi.org/10.1210/js.2018-00226
- Endocrine disorders – Overproduction or a lack of production of certain hormones leads to common diseases such as Cushing’s disease, Diabetes Mellitus, and Hyperparathyroidism and correct management can be challenging.
- Gastro-intestinal diseases – Endoscopy with biopsies can be performed to diagnose diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease or gastro-intestinal lymphoma.
- Urinary diseases – Cystoscopy and imaging studies can be performed to diagnose reasons for incontinence or abnormal urination. Renal failure, protein losing disorders and bladder stones are also managed.
- Hepatic diseases – Imaging and biopsies are often needed to define a treatment plan for different liver diseases.
- Infectious diseases – Resistant bacterial infections and tick-borne diseases are commonly treated.
- Immune-mediated diseases – Immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia, and polyarthropathy often require intensive care and thorough investigation.
- Respiratory diseases – Chronic nasal discharge is a common problem requiring advanced imaging and rhinoscopy for definitive diagnosis.
- Pancreatic diseases – Acute pancreatitis requires rapid diagnosis, intensive care and monitoring.
- Upper GI endoscopy, including foreign body removal
- Lower GI endoscopy
- Cystoscopy, urethroscopy
- Joint taps
- CSF collection
- Bone marrow collection
- Feeding tube placement