Professor Danièlle A Gunn-Moore (RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine)


Danièlle Gunn-Moore graduated with distinction from the R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, in 1991. After a year in small animal practice she joined The Feline Centre, University of Bristol, initially as the Feline Advisory Bureau Scholar, then as the Duphar Feline Fellow, and completed a PhD study into Feline Infectious Peritonitis in 1997. After a short period as Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, University of Bristol, she returned to Edinburgh to establish the Feline Clinic and is a Professor of Feline Medicine. She is interested in all aspects of feline medicine; she is an internationally recognised expert in her area, lectures extensively and her work has been published widely. In 2009, she was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contribution in the field of small animal veterinary medicine; in 2011, she was awarded the International Society for Feline Medicine/Hill’s award for outstanding contributions to Feline Medicine. In 2017 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

As a RCVS recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine, I am interested in all aspects of feline internal medicine. However, I have interests and welcome discussion into the possibility of working (including postgraduate qualifications) on the following areas: 1)All aspects of mycobacterial infections in cats and dogs including, aetiopathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical signs, diagnostics, therapeutic protocols and prognostic indicators. I maintain the national data-base for cases of feline tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections in cats (in collaboration with AHVLA, Drs J Hope,

X Donadeu and A Philbey, RDSVS and the Roslin Institute). 2)Other feline infectious diseases including Tritrichomonas foetus, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia, Anaplasma species, Rickettsia species, haemoplasmas, Bartonella species, and Toxoplasma (in collaboration with Prof. M. Lappin, University of Colorado); the role of Mycoplasma infections in upper and lower respiratory tract disease, with Nicki Reed, RDSVS . I also have interests in newly emerging infectious or potentially zoonotic diseases in cats, and the role of cats as sentinels of infection. 3)Gerontology include multicentre studies

looking into aging changes in feline brains, in collaboration with Dr. E. Head of the Institute of Brain Aging and Dementia, University of California and Prof F. Gunn-Moore of the University of St Andrews; studies into diabetes mellitus and lipid disorders in cats, with particular reference to Burmese cats, with Prof. J. Rand, University of Brisbane, Australia; and large epidemiological studies looking at the prevalence and development of cognitive dysfunction syndrome in cats, with Dr Sarah Caney and Vicky Halls. 4)Studies in the pathogenesis and treatment of feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). These involve collaboration with Dr. R. Casey of the Animal Behavioural Unit, University of Bristol, Prof. D. Mills at University of Lincoln, and Jonathan Bowen, Imperial College, London. Studies have been supported by funding from Vetri-Science Laboratories, Ceva Animal Health, and Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd. Associated with this I also have studies looking at the accuracy of methods of measuring urine specific gravity, both in cats and dogs.