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Adam Swallow

Adam Swallow BVSc MRCVS

Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Small Animal Medicine)

Personal profile

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2013. I then spent 2 years working in general practice, before moving to Langford veterinary Services to complete a Junior Clinical Training Scholarship (internship) in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. After finishing this I spent a short while locuming in general practice before joining the QVSH in October 2016. Whilst working in general practice I developed a keen interest in evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) and became more involved with RCVS Knowledge. As well as publishing critically appraised topics (Knowledge Summaries) with them I am also an associate editor for the journal “Veterinary Evidence.”

Special interests
Internal medicine
Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine

Current research
Adam is currently in the process of writing a retrospective paper investigating the use of gastroprotectants as a means of reducing iatrogenic gastrointestinal signs in dogs receiving immunosuppressive doses of corticosteroids.

Swallow, A. (2016) Is robenacoxib superior to meloxicam in improving patient comfort in dogs diagnosed with a degenerative joint process? Veterinary Evidence 1(1). DOI

Swallow, A. (2016) Which is more effective in altering the gastric pH in dogs, omeprazole or ranitidine? Veterinary Evidence 1(2). DOI:

Swallow, A. (2016) In bitches diagnosed with pyometra, is medical therapy using antibiosis alone as effective as ovariohysterectomy in reducing morbidity and mortality? Veterinary Evidence 1(1).

Swallow, A. Rioja, E. Elmer, T. Dugdale, A. Evaluating the effect of maropitant, a neurokinin-1 (NK-1) receptor antagonist, on intra-operative isoflurane requirements and on the clinical signs of post-operative nausea and vomiting in dogs undergoing routine ovariohysterectomy. A randomised controlled trial. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, In Press.