Mike Martin



RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology


Veterinary Cardiology

Current Post:

Independent Veterinary Cardiology Consultant


All of UK

Clinical Profile

Mike provides a traing service in Interventional Cardiac Procedures, to other specialist referral centres in Europe; as well as CPD and lecturing around the UK and Europe. Mike Martin qualified from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1986. He worked for two years in mixed practice and four years at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, as a House-physician and then as Resident in Veterinary Cardiology. During this time he gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Certificate and Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and then RCVS Specialist status in Veterinary Cardiology in 1995, which has been re-validated every five years ever since. He has since been an examiner for the RCVS at Certificate and Diploma level. He has worked at his own, private, referral practice from 1992 to 2015; and then at Willows Referral Centre, Solihull until December 2017. He is a frequent CPD lecturer within Europe and has presented his clinical research at Specialist Cardiology meetings in both Europe and the USA. He has been both Honorary Secretary and Chairman of the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society. He is a recipient of BSAVA awards: in 1993 the Dunkin Award, in 2000 the Melton Award, in 2006 the Petsavers Award and in 2010 the Dunkin & Blaine Awards. He has published over 50 scientific peer reviewed papers and two textbooks: Small Animal ECGs: An Introductory Guide (3rd edition) and Cardiorespiratory Diseases of the Dog and Cat (2nd edition) published by Wiley and written a number of book chapters in veterinary textbooks, including the chapter on Syncope in Ettinger 8th edition.


He has a particular interest in interventional cardiac procedures for correction of congenital heart defects.