Dr Simon Cook BSc(hons) BVSc MVetMed DACVECC MRCVS


Simon graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 with degrees in Veterinary Pathogenesis and Veterinary Science. He completed a rotating internship at the Royal Veterinary College and worked at Village Vet, Hampstead as an emergency and inpatient vet, prior to completing a three-year specialist training programme in Emergency and Critical Care back at the Royal Veterinary College, gaining Diplomate status in 2017 and a Masters in Veterinary Medicine the same year.

He now works at London Veterinary Specialists and pursues research interests alongside this, particularly revolving around management of sepsis, infectious disease, ischaemia-reperfusion injury and management of pericardial disease. He is keen to establish an advanced respiratory centre at London Veterinary Specialists.


Publications, Presentations and Awards


  • Cook S, Cortellini S, Humm K. Pericardial catheter placement in the management of pericardial effusion: 18 cases. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. In press
  • Cook S, Civello A, Lam R, Fenn J, Neilson D, Priestnall S, De Decker S. Rapid postoperative recurrence of a cranial multilobular tumor of bone in a young dog. Clinical Case Reports 2017: In press
  • Cook S and Swann J. Editorial – Canine babesiosis: autochthonous today, endemic tomorrow? The Veterinary Record 2016; 178:417-419
  • Cook S, English K, Humm K. Autochthonous babesiosis in the United Kingdom. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2016; 57(6):332
  • McInerney, J., Papasouliotis, K., Simpson, K., English, K., Cook, S., Milne, E., Gunn-Moore, D.A. Pulmonary Cowpox in cats: Five cases. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2016, 18(6):518-525
  • Cook S, Priestnall S, Blake D, Meeson R. Angiostrongylus vasorum causing severe granulomatous hepatitis with concurrent multiple acquired portosystemic shunts. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2015; 51(5):320-324
  • Armaşu M, Packer RMA, Cook S, Solcan G, Volk HA. An exploratory study using a statistical approach as a platform for clinical reasoning in canine epilepsy. The Veterinary Journal 2014; 202(2): 292-296
  • Armaşu M, Cook S, Packer RMA, Solcan G, Volk HA. Abstract: Clinical findings and their importance for clinical reasoning in canine epilepsy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2013; 27(2): 390-420.
  • Peacock L, Cook S, Ferris V, Bailey M, Gibson W. The Life cycle of Trypanosoma (Nannomonas) congolense in the tsetse fly. Parasites & Vectors 2012; 5:109-121
  • Inman C, Baily J, Cook S, Bailey M. Interactions between immune cells and their microenvironment. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 2007;120:10–19.