Nicholas Jeffery

BVSc, PhD, MSc, DipECVS, DipECVN, CertSAO, DipSAS (soft tissue), FRCVS
Ramsey Chair in Veterinary Research
1832 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  

Currently enrolled in distance-learning MSc in Clinical Trials, through University of London, UK

PhD (Neuroscience, University of Cambridge) 1997

Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue) (RCVS) 1995

Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology 1995

Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons 1993

Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Diploma in spinal surgery in the dog) 1990

Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics (RCVS) 1988

BVSc (DVM equivalent; University of Bristol, UK) 1981


VCS 444-Neurology course lectures (contained in small animal medicine course)

VCS 394-Neurological examination lab

Research Focus & Interests  

Veterinary neurology and neurosurgery - mostly for dogs and cats

Clinical research in spinal cord injury, GME/MUO, neurosurgery and Labrador neuropathy

Laboratory research in cell transplantation, neurologic consequences of orthopedic disease

Electronic neuroprosthetic and pain-relieving devices


European College of Veterinary Neurology-credentials committee, organizer Annual Symposium 2010

Editorial advisory board The Veterinary Journal 


European College of Veterinary Neurology

European College of Veterinary Surgery-European recognized specialist in surgery

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)

Dog Advisory Council (UK)

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association  

Selected Publications  

Jeffery ND, McKee WM. (2001) Surgery for disc-associated wobbler syndrome in the dog--an examination of the controversy. J Small Anim Pract. 42: 574-81.

Alves de Medeiros M, Startin CM, Jeffery ND. (2009) Innervation of canine skin: an immunohistochemical study. Vet Rec 165: 314-318.

Granger N, Smith PM, Jeffery ND. (2010) Clinical findings and treatment of non-infectious meningoencephalomyelitis in dogs: A systematic review of 457 published cases from 1962 to 2008. Vet J. 184: 290-7.

Jeffery ND, Lakatos A, Franklin RJM. (2005) Autologous olfactory glial cell transplantation is reliable and safe in naturally-occurring canine spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma 22: 1282-1293.

Jeffery ND, Talbot CE, Smith PM, Bacon NJ. (2006) Acquired idiopathic laryngeal paralysis in dogs is one prominent aspect of generalised neuromuscular disease. Vet Rec 158: 17-20.

Smith PM, Jeffery ND. (2005) Spinal shock: comparative aspects and clinical relevance. J Am Vet Int Med 19: 788-793.

Smith PM, Jeffery ND. (2006) Histological and ultrastructural analysis of white matter damage after naturally-occurring spinal cord injury. Brain Pathol 16: 99-109.

Jeffery ND, Smith PM, Talbot CE. (2007) Imaging findings and surgical treatment of hemivertebrae in three dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 230: 532-6.

Hamilton L, Franklin RJM, Jeffery ND. (2008) Quantification of deficits in lateral paw positioning after spinal cord injury in dogs. BMC Veterinary Research 4:47

Hamilton L, Franklin RJM, Jeffery ND. (2007) Development of a universal measure of quadrupedal forelimb-hindlimb coordination using digital motion capture and computerised analysis. BMC Neuroscience 8:77

Sanchez-Bustinduy M, de Medeiros MA, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs S, McKinley T, Jeffery N. (2010) Comparison of Kinematic Variables in Defining Lameness Caused by Naturally Occurring Rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament in Dogs. Vet Surg 39: 523-30.

Greenhalgh SN, Dunning MD, McKinley TJ, Goodfellow MR, Kelman KR, Freitag T, O'Neill EJ, Hall EJ, Watson PJ, Jeffery ND. (2010) Comparison of survival after surgical or medical treatment in dogs with a congenital portosystemic shunt. J Am Vet Med Assoc 236: 1215-20.

Hayes GM, Friend EJ, Jeffery ND. (2010) Relationship between pharyngeal conformation and otitis media with effusion in Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Vet Rec 167: 55-8.

Jeffery ND. (2010) Vertebral fracture and luxation in small animals. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 40: 809-28.

Harcourt-Brown TR, Parker JE, Granger N, Jeffery ND. (2011) Effect of middle ear effusion on the brain-stem auditory evoked response of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Vet J. 188(3):341-5.

Jeffery ND, Hamilton L, Granger N. (2011) Designing clinical trials in canine spinal cord injury as a model to translate successful laboratory interventions into clinical practice. Vet Rec 168: 102-107.

de Medeiros M, Sánchez Bustinduy M, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs S, Jeffery N. (2011) Early kinematic outcome after treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture by tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in the dog. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 24: 178-184.

Harcourt-Brown TR, Belshaw Z, Parker JE, Jeffery ND, Granger N. (2011) Effects of syringomyelia on electrodiagniostic test results in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Am J Vet Res 72: 595-600.

Parker JE, Knowler SP, Rusbridge C, Noorman E, Jeffery ND. (2011) Prevalence of asymptomatic syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles spaniels. Vet Rec 168: 667.

Vanhaesebrouck AE, Shelton GD, Garosi L, Harcourt-Brown TR, Couturier J, Behr S, Harvey RJ, Jeffery ND, Matiasek K, Blakemore WF, Granger N. (2011) A Novel Movement Disorder in Related Male Labrador Retrievers Characterized by Extreme Generalized Muscular Stiffness. J Vet Intern Med. 25: 1089-1096.

Hu H, Rusbridge C, Constantino-Casas F, Jeffery ND. (2012) Histopathological investigation of syringomyelia in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. J Comp Path 146: 192-201

Howard III MA, Utz M, Brennan TJ, Dalm BD, Viljoen S, Jeffery ND, Gillies GT. (2011) Intradural approach to selective stimulation in the spinal cord for treatment of intractable pain: design principles and wireless protocol. J Appl Phys 110: 044702-1 – 044702-12.

Gibson-Corley KN, Oya H, Flouty O, Fredericks DC, Jeffery ND, Gillies GT, Howard III MH. (2012) Ovine tests of a novel spinal cord neuromodulator and dentate ligament fixation method. Journal of Investigative Surgery 25: 366-374.

Barker AK, Stahl C, Ensley SM, Jeffery ND. Termorgenic mycotoxicosis in dogs. Comp Cont Ed Vet. In press.

Granger N, Blamires H, Franklin RJM, Jeffery ND. (2012) Autologous olfactory mucosal cell transplants in clinical spinal cord injury: a randomized, double-blinded trial in a canine translational model. Brain 135: 3227-37.

Granger N, Chew D, Fairhurst P, Fawcett JW, Lacour SP, Craggs M, Mosse CA, Donaldson N, Jeffery ND. Use of an implanted sacral nerve stimulator to restore urine voiding in chronic paraplegic dogs. JVIM. In press.