Richard Elders MVB, CertSAM, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA (Onc), Msc (Clin Onc), PhD

Specialist Oncologist




Richard graduated from University College Dublin in 1999. He completed an internship at the University of Glasgow and was in first opinion small animal practice on the west coast of Scotland thereafter. He completed his ACVIM Internal Medicine residency and mast cell tumour-based PhD at the Royal Veterinary College in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He worked in private referral Oncology practices until 2013, and during this time he earned his ECVIM-CA Oncology Diploma.

Having most recently worked as a Senior Lecturer in Oncology at the University of Edinburgh, Richard joined IDEXX in June 2016, to start an Oncology consulting service. Richard’s main professional interests are mast cell tumours, novel diagnostics and immunotherapeutics, but he is experienced in all aspects of veterinary oncology and can also offer advice about internal medicine cases. His non-veterinary interests include baking and comedy.


Publications, Presentations and Awards


  • Computed tomographic findings in 12 cases of canine multi-centric lymphoma with splenic and hepatic involvement.
    I.D.Jones, A.D.Daniels, A.Lara-Garcia, L.M.Peters, P.Mantis.
    Journal of Small Animal Practice 2017; 58, 622-628.
  • Associations between dual phase computed tomographic features and histopathological diagnosis in 52 dogs with hepatic or splenic masses.
    I.D. Jones, C. R. Lamb, R. Drees, S. Priestnell, P. Mantis.
    Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2016; 57, 144-153.
  • Ultrasonographic measurement of flow mediated dilation in dogs with chronic valvular disease.
    I.D. Jones, V.Luis Fuentes, A. Boswood, M. Hezzell, D. Wrigglesworth, W. Moonarmart, J. Elliott.
    Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2012; 14, 203-210.
  • Comparison of flow mediated vasodilation in femoral and brachial arteries in healthy dogs.
    I.D. Jones, V. Luis Fuentes, D. Wrigglesworth, E. Mort, J. Elliott.
    American Journal of Veterinary Research 2011; 72, 1029-37.
  • Evaluation of a flow-mediated vasodilation measurement technique in healthy dogs.
    I.D. Jones, V. Luis Fuentes, T. Fray, C. Vallance, J. Elliott.
    American Journal of Veterinary Research 2010; 71, 154-61.
  • In vitro comparison of bacterial contamination of peripheral intravenous catheter connectors.
    I.D. Jones, A.M. Case, K.B. Stevens, A. Boag, A.N. Rycroft.
    Veterinary Record 2009; 164, 556-57.
  • Factors contributing to the contamination of peripheral intravenous catheters in dogs and cats.
    I.D. Jones, A.M. Case, K.B. Stevens, A. Boag, A.N. Rycroft.
    Veterinary Record 2009; 164, 616-18.
  • What is your diagnosis? Large airway neoplasia (undifferentiated sarcoma) resulting in obstruction of the distal trachea.
    I.D. Jones, A. Klein.
    Journal of Small Animal Practice 2007; 48, 177-9.


  • Ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block: cadaveric study in foxes (Vulpes vulpes).
    P. Monticelli, I.D.Jones, J Viscasillas.
    Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 2017; 44, 968-972.
  • Practical Abdominal Ultrasound
    Panagiotis Mantis.
    2016, Grupo Asis Biomedia, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Associations between respiratory signs and abnormalities reported in thoracic CT scans of cats.
    C. Lamb, I.D.Jones.
    Journal of Small Animal Practice 2016; 5, 561-567.
  • Computed tomographic findings in 57 cats with primary pulmonary neoplasia.
    S. Aarsvold, J.A. Reetz, J.K. Reichle, I.D. Jones, C.R. Lamb, M.G. Evola, M. A. Keyerleber, T. Drost, R. Kramer, A.J. Marolf, D.S. Gibbons, T.L. McKlveen.
    Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound 2015; 56, 272-277.
  • Flow mediated vasodilation in healthy ponies
    E.J.T. Finding, I.D. Jones, V. Luis Fuentes, N.J. Menzies-Gow.
    American Journal of Veterinary Research 2012; 73, 755-61.
  • Flow mediated vasodilation measurements in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with increasing severity of myxomatous mitral valve disease.
    S.G. Moesgaard, C. Klostergaard, N.E. Zois, T. Teerlink, M. Molin, T. Falk, C.E. Rasmussen, V. Luis Fuentes, I.D. Jones, L.H. Olsen.
    Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2012; 26, 61-8.