Dr Chris Linney BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, European Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology


Chris is both an RCVS Specialist and a European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology and sees both medical and surgical cardiology cases.

Chris graduated with Honours from the University of Liverpool in 2007. He then worked for 2 years in Lincolnshire in first opinion small animal practice. In 2009 he returned to the Veterinary School at Liverpool University as an Intern in small animal studies, followed by a three-year residency in cardiology and was subsequently promoted to the position of Lecturer in Cardiology. Chris was part of the team at the Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre in Warwickshire.

Chris has a keen interest in congenital heart disease and performing cardiac catheterisation procedures for correction of heart defects. He has spent time with the charity Animals Asia in Chengdu, China investigating heart disease in rescued moon bears from the bile-farming trade and is helping to improve their health and general well-being.

Outside of work Chris is kept busy by his young family and 2 dogs and can often be seen enjoying the great outdoors with the whole family.

Chris has 2 dogs, Scruffy a 14-year-old rescue dog, best described as a giant Yorkshire terrier, and Izzy, an 8-year-old Hungarian Vizsla who has a love for HPR trials and training.