Samantha qualified from Bristol Veterinary School in 1988. In 1993 Samantha became veterinary consultant at Dr Roger Mugford’s Animal Behaviour Centre, developing an interest in the clinical causes of behavioural problems, especially pain. Samantha has practiced acupuncture since 1991, and now runs the Chronic Pain Service at Glasgow University Veterinary School. Samantha lectures veterinary surgeons/students and nurses on animal behaviour, and teaches chronic pain management and acupuncture to the veterinary profession. Samantha has taught on courses run by the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS, teaching acupuncture to the medical profession) since 1999. The Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group (WVAG) was founded in 2000 and has since taught more than 1500 vets and vet nurses the technique of acupuncture and its scientific background. Since 2010, Samantha has developed and taught an accredited acupuncture and chronic pain management course (UK, Italy and South Africa). Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture, written by Samantha and Dr Mike Cummings (Medical Director, BMAS) was published in 2006. Samantha is a contributor to the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine, 2010, BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2017, BSAVA Pain Management in Small Animal Practice, 2019 and co-edited the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Rehabilitation, Palliative and Supportive Care, 2010, with Penny Watson.
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow
Qualifications: BVSc MRCVS