Dan Lewis

National Emergency and Critical Care Lead

Dan Lewis   - National Emergency and Critical Care Lead
Dan Lewis MA VetMB CVA DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS National Emergency and Critical Care Lead

Following graduation in 1995 from Cambridge, Dan worked in mixed practice for 5 years, where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. In 2000, he moved to a large hospital-based emergency clinic in Manchester, where he remained for 8 years. In 2008, Dan embarked upon a residency at the RVC, obtaining his American Diploma in Emergency & Critical Care in 2011, followed by his European Diploma in 2015. He then managed the ICU at Bristol Vet School before joining Vets Now Referrals at Glasgow in January 2015 where he was jointly responsible for running the ECC service and establishing one of the first European ECC College (ECVECC) Residency programs. Dan is currently National ECC Lead, although still contributes to the 24-hour Emergency & Critical Care referral service at the Glasgow hospital, as well as to the Vets-Now ECC Residency training program. He has also served on the Exam Committees for both the American & European ECC specialty Colleges for a number of years. 

Dan is interested in all aspects of emergency and intensive care, but particularly in septic patients, blood products, animals needing ventilatory support and critically ill cats, as well as in how human factors influence our ability to provide care in difficult or stressful environments. 

Outside of work, Dan tries to spend as much time as he can outside and having lived in the west of the UK for almost all his life, has an extensive collection of waterproofs.