Alex Gough, MA, VetMB, CertSAM, CertVC, PG Cert (Neuroimaging), MRCVS, is Head of Referrals at Bath Veterinary Referrals, Bath, UK. He is Vice Chair of the Clinical Board of a large veterinary group and author of numerous veterinary books, chapters and articles.
Alison Thomas, BVSc, CertSAM, MRCVS, is Senior Vet at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Victoria, London, UK. She holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate and has been awarded Advanced Practitioner status in Small Animal Medicine.
Dan O'Neill, MVB BSc(hons) GPCert(SAP) GPCert(FelP) GPCert(Derm) GPCert(B&PS) MSc(VetEpi) PhD MRCVS, is Senior Lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. He is a leader on the VetCompassTM Programme and prolific writer.
This third edition focuses on presenting evidence about breed predispositions to increased levels of disease in purebred dogs and cats; and it seems to succeed in including all the best and most recent findings in the existing body of scientific literature. The book is therefore a must for all small animal vets, leading breeders, breed organizations and others tasked with advising on how to improve the welfare of dogs and cats through better breeding. - Peter Sandoe The authors have relied on 'evidence-based veterinary medicine,' i.e. a solidly scientific basis for their claims. They have enumerated the problems that arise in hundreds of breeds of dog and cat, and any person contemplating the acquisition of a purebred animal is well- advised to study this book carefully. Doing so can help assure that the animals we profess to love do not live lives of pain, suffering, disease and misery. - Bernard E. Rollin