Meet The Team
Samantha Lindley MRCVS is the Managing Director of Longview CPD and Principal and Founder of Longview Veterinary Services. Samantha has been practising acupuncture since 1991 and runs pain clinics at Glasgow Vet School. She has been teaching on the British Medical Acupuncture Society courses since 1999 and in 2005 was invited to write a book on the “western” approach to veterinary acupuncture. This, in collaboration with Dr Mike Cummings, is published by Blackwells [Wiley] as “Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture”.
Kay is Director and Company Secretary to Longview CPD Ltd. After beginning her career in veterinary nursing, Kay moved into veterinary education, supporting veterinary professionals across the UK and Europe achieve postgraduate qualifications. She has significant expertise in education, accreditation, awards and certification within the veterinary sector. Kay is also the Founder and CEO of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association.
Chelsea Dawson qualified as a vet from Glasgow University and quickly went on to pursue her interest in chronic pain management. While working as a small animal GP she obtained a certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management. She began running pain clinics alongside general practice. Due to client demand her interest in phytotherapy was ignited. Chelsea went on to do training in Western Veterinary Herbal Medicine and has incorporated this into her regular treatments. Chelsea has now left general practice and has launched True North Veterinary Wellness. She is running pain clinics and integrated clinics in East Lancashire and Yorkshire. She is passionate about what she does and as a result her interests have turned to teaching. Chelsea has recently started to assist in the teaching of acupuncture with the Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group and has co-founded Veterinary Herbal Training as a way of teaching safe, science based herbal medicine to other vets.
BVSc, CertVA, PgCertVBM, DipECVAA, FRCVS
Matt an internationally respected British anaesthetist. A specialist in anaesthesia and analgesia, Matt trained at the University of Liverpool and now works at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in the UK. Matt is passionate about pain management, lectures on the subject globally and is the author of many international anaesthesia publications. Matt is President of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia.
‘My vet career started in mixed practice, with the challenges of practising pain management in multiple species. I love learning more about pain and how to apply this knowledge to benefit our patients.’
Anna Rodriguez developed a passion for herbs at an early age, both growing and using plants whilst still at school. She worked as a GP in both mixed and small animal practice since graduating from the RVC in 2003. Anna has a certificate in Veterinary Herbal Medicine and over 10 years of using phytotherapy. She offers herbal medicine alongside mainstream treatment options as well as a veterinary herbal medicine referral service. Her interest in complimentary therapies led her to complete a certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management, allowing her to offer further options for integrated clinics.
DR SIOBHAN MENZIES
BVM&S, GPCert(WVA&CPM), LFHom(Vet), MRCVS
Siobhan Menzies graduated from the Royal [Dick] School of Veterinary Studies in 1990. After 2 very enjoyable years in mixed practice in Dromore she moved to small animal practice in Bangor. She studied homeopathy with the Faculty of Homeopathy, physiotherapy at the Royal Vet College and in 2003 she studied acupuncture with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists eventually serving as a council member.
Siobhan left general practice and established HolisticPet in order to provide complementary therapies in particular acupuncture for pets in NI. In 2007 Siobhan attended the Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program provided by the University of Tennessee. Inspired by this course she opened the province’s first dedicated pain management clinic with Earlswood vet referrals housing Northern Ireland’s first underwater treadmill. She is the first veterinary professional in Ireland to hold the prestigious CCRP [Canine Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner] qualification, a RACE approved university qualification in canine rehabilitation. Further study with Longview veterinary services and the Western Veterinary Acupuncture group led to a GP Certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain. In addition she has studied Canine Sports Medicine with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute under world famous sports medicine and rehab vet Chris Zink.
Siobhan is passionate about pain management and continues her studies into all aspects of multimodal analgesia. She is a member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists; the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association; the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical therapy; the British Small Animal Veterinary Society. She also serves as a council member for the AVSPNI[ Association of veterinary surgeons practising in Northern Ireland].
Dr Charlotte (Charlie) Gray
MA (hons) VetMB MRCVS
Charlotte (Charley) Gray graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2009 and joined a mixed practice in Rye, Sussex. In 2017, her interest in nutrition was sparked by a particular case and she realised that there was a need for a comprehensive approach to nutrition. Her commercial roles have included formulation and veterinary support for pet food companies in UK and internationally. She founded The Raw Vet Ltd, producing accurately formulated, clinically targeted fresh and raw complete products.
From 2021-22 Charley was Head Nutritionist at VetChef, creating a multi supplement for home cooked meals. Charley’s day to day role now involves offering referral nutrition consultations (‘Companion Nutrition’), formulating basic and clinical recipes for dogs and cats with a wide variety of nutritionally managed medical conditions.Charley communicates her passion for everything nutritional by providing courses and seminars for veterinary surgeons; pet owners; and fellow nutritionists in UK and internationally.
Charley’s mission statement:
I feel strongly that our approach to Veterinary Nutrition needs re-invigorating!
These courses do not make the role of a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist redundant; there will be always be patients who need their specialist help, but my courses will help you deal with the many straightforward cases encountered in practice, be they needing their diet audited; recognition of diet as part of their disease pathogenesis; or safe and clinically relevant meals formulated.
My approach to nutrition is not centred around a single type of feeding. Each household, pet and owner is different. Compliance is KEY and there must be flexible options available for owners with strong feeding preferences (or financial constraints).
My courses are intended to provide you with the tools, confidence, and enthusiasm to help EVERY type of dog and owner.
BVMS MSc (Clinical Animal Behaviour) MRCVS
Roxane works at the RSPCA as the Senior Equine Clinician. Prior to that she was a Welfare Vet at Redwings Horse Sanctuary and has over 12 years of experience in the equine welfare sector.
The challenges presented when treating horses and ponies with a background of cruelty and neglect started Roxane on the road to developing a keen interest in equine behaviour. This led her to undertake a Masters in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln, which she finished this year. The focus of her thesis was to look at the impact that restrictive grazing systems used for weight control have on the welfare and behaviour of outdoor living groups of ponies. Roxane is a strong advocate for ensuring that there is a holistic, horse centred approach to treatment and management.
Ruth is a veterinary endocrinologist and a lecturer at the SRUC/University of Edinburgh based at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh. She qualified from Cambridge University and after several years in private equine practice completed her residency in Equine Internal Medicine at Liverpool University. She became a diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and a recognised specialist in equine internal medicine in 2013. She received her PhD in “Cortisol dysregulation in equine endocrinopathic laminitis” from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. She then undertook her first Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Development Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh and is now undertaking her second fellowship from the Wellcome Trust. Her research focuses comparative glucocorticoid biology and in particular the role of glucocorticoid metabolism in health and disease. Working with experimental models, veterinary clinical cases and human data she investigates the relationships between glucocorticoid metabolism and the morbidities associated with obesity such as laminitis. She has a particular interest in the glucocorticoid biology of pain associated with laminitis.
Dr Krissy Green
BSc (Hons), MSc, BVM&S, CertAVP (ZooMed), CertSCVA (Acupuncture), MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner. Affiliate of Glasgow Veterinary School (GUVS).
Krissy completed an intercalated Honours in Zoology in 2002 and graduated from R(D)SVS in 2005. After spending 3 years between Wildlife and Zoo/Small animal practice she returned to Edinburgh University in 2008 to undertake an MSc in Reproduction (Research) specialising in endangered species reproduction in Zoos.
Krissy subsequently spent a year in small animal emergency medicine before working for nine years in Exotics referral/Small animal 1st Opinion practice. Here Krissy completed her RCVS certificate in Zoological Medicine in 2014 and continues to maintain RCVS Advanced Practitioner status.
Krissy takes an evidence based holistic approach to treating exotics patients and in 2018 created HEV’N therapeutic nutrition diets in collaboration with Hop to Forage. Therapeutic nutrition is the deliberate modification of a patient’s usual diet to supplement the medical or surgical treatment of an illness or disease. An area of exotic medicine that is massively underutilised!
In 2019 Krissy Joined Ark Veterinary Clinic, Coatbridge where she sees companion exotics, small animals, and chronic pain patients. She completed the original CertSCVA (Acupuncture) in 2020 through Longview Veterinary Acupuncture Group and uses acupuncture daily in her treatment of exotic patients to their great benefit! Krissy is an affiliate of Glasgow Veterinary School (GUVS) and teaches final year veterinary students on rotation.
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Entia accredits a number of CPD providers and anyone completing one of these accredited courses can go on to achieve an Entia Certificate in Advanced Studies (ECAS) award. A delegate can achieve an ECAS award by completing the Entia accredited modular training programme and passing the set course work and final examination to gain a designated ECAS award. Alternatively delegates can ‘mix and match’ a set number of modules from any Entia accredited CPD provider and sit a bespoke ECAS award covering all the modules they have completed.