Director of Clinical Research,
University of Cambridge
Jane has nearly 20 years’ experience in small animal soft tissue surgery and is a Royal College and European Specialist. Over the last 10 years in addition to clinical work, she has focused on upper airway disease in dogs, particularly brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). Whilst at the University of Cambridge, with Dr Nai-Chieh Liu, she devised a non-invasive method of assessing airway function and also introduced a clinical grading system for BOAS which is now available as The Kennel Club/ University of Cambridge Respiratory Function Grading (RFG) Scheme that was launched in 2019 to facilitate the breeding of healthy dogs in bulldogs, French bulldogs and pugs. The study also led to the validation of some new surgical techniques (laser turbinectomy, laryngeal surgeries) for upper airway disease.