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Matthew John   Valentine BVMS, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Pathology Intern


Dr. Valentine practiced for 3 years in mixed (rural Warwickshire, UK) and companion animal practice (London, UK). After this he assisted tackling the Foot and Mouth Disease epidemic in Great Britain as a Temporary Veterinary Inspector (2001-2002). Subsequently he returned to first opinion and emergency companion animal practice (2002-2005) after which he was employed as a veterinary advisor in exotic disease control for the UK Government based in Whitehall, London (2005-2006). Prior to undertaking an internship in Pathology at RUSVM, Dr. Valentine worked in a respected companion animal clinic in Manchester, UK (2006-2014).

Education

BVMS Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Research

Zoonotic arbovirus diseases and the roles of non-human primates in sylvatic cycles.

Current Projects

Pilot study into the exposure of African Green Monkeys on St Kitts and Nevis to Dengue and chikungunya viruses and Rickettsia felis.

Other

Assistant in clinical pathology laboratories (4th Semester) and microanatomy (1st semester)

Certifications

Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK.

Interests:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

First opinion companion animal Medicine and Surgery

State Veterinary Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology

Presentations

Valentine MJ. Wildlife Reservoirs of dengue and chikungunya. Workshop: Research Collaboration on Dengue and other Arboviruses in the Caribbean. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. St Kitts. October 2014.
Valentine MJ. Sub-acute presentation of intra-abdominal testicular neoplasia and torsion in a dog. British Society of Veterinary Pathology. Liverpool UK. June 2014.