Matthew J. Valentine, BVMS, MRCVS, PHD, DIPLOMATE ACVP
Matthew John Valentine qualified in 1997 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow in Scotland and worked in mixed practice and companion animal practice until 2001. Subsequently, he was worked as a Temporary Veterinary Inspector (MAFF/defra) to combat the Foot-and-Mouth disease epidemic that affected the UK from 2001 to 2002. Matthew continued with mixed and companion animal practice until 2005 when he was appointed as Veterinary Advisor in Exotic Diseases for the UK government in London. Matthew returned to companion animal practice in Manchester between 2006 and 2014 during which time he decided to continue his professional development with a career in pathology. He won a place in a combined MSc and internship program in veterinary pathology at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which developed into a PhD investigating sylvatic cycles of chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses. Matthew continued studying veterinary anatomic pathology at RUSVM and passed the American College of Veterinary Pathologists examinations in 2018 and worked as a diagnostic pathologist at IDEXX laboratories from September 2019 to August 2020.
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, 1997
Doctor of Philosophy. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts and Nevis. “Investigating sylvatic cycles of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses on St.Kitts.”
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2018
Member Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1997
Arboviral and vector borne diseases, particularly sylvatic cycles of mosquito borne diseases.
Companion animal pathology.
Valentine MJ, Hoque M, Wang C, Kelly PJ. Rickettsia felis, the agent of flea-borne spotted fever, in mosquitoes on St Kitts, West Indies. The Lancet Microbe [Internet]. 2021;2:e93.
Valentine MJ, Ciraola B, Aliota MT, Vandenplas M, Marchi S, Tenebray B, et al. No evidence for sylvatic cycles of chikungunya, dengue and Zika viruses in African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus) on St. Kitts, West Indies. Parasit Vectors. 2020;13:540.
Valentine M, Ciraola B, Jacobs G, Arnot C, Kelly P, Murdock C. Effects of seasonality and land use on the abundance and distribution of mosquitoes on St. Kitts, West Indies. Parasit Vectors. 2020;13:543.
Valentine MJ, Murdock CC, Kelly PJ. Sylvatic cycles of arboviruses in non-human primates. Parasites and Vectors. 2019;12:463.