Who are we?

Anne Carter BSc (Hons) MSc PhD PGCEP SFHEA MRSB

I have a real interest in applied research-things that make a difference in the real world. After I completed a PhD in canine behaviour and welfare in 2011, I moved to Nottingham Trent University in 2012 to continue my passion for all things research and all things dog. I have been a canicrosser for about 8 years now and inevitably my research and recreation have begun to overlap. One of my dogs really struggles in the heat, and as a winter sport, I started to question the effects of unseasonably warm weather on dogs competing in canicross.

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I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 2007 then spent seven years working in small animal primary care veterinary practice. In 2014 I made the leap into teaching, starting at a further education college in the midlands teaching animal health and welfare. In 2015 I moved to Nottingham Trent University to teach student veterinary nurses, and in 2021 I joined the LIVE team at the Royal Veterinary College teaching veterinary education.

I am passionate about animal welfare and strongly believe we can do more to prevent many diseases and much suffering. I am currently researching canine heatstroke, particularly exertional heatstroke – heatstroke caused by exercise rather than confinement in a hot space like a car.

I’m not so secretly a crazy cat lady.

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Sharing our research into canine heatstroke and heat related disorders.

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