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Rachel Blake


EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Department: Cardiology

Rachel graduated from University College Dublin in 2012, after which she completed an Internship at Mississippi State University. After completing her Internship, Rachel spent two years working in small animal general practice in Manchester before completing a Cardiology residency at The University of Edinburgh. Upon completing her residency, she went on to complete a Masters by Research in 'Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease there. Rachel then gained a Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 2019.

She joined the Cardiology team at Pride Veterinary Centre in June 2019.

Outside of work, Rachel enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends, including her Lurcher-mix Riggs


Blake, R.R., Lee, J.H., Ross, M.K., Archer, T.M., Wills, R.W., Mackin, A.J. and Thomason, J.M., 2017. Evaluation of eicosanoid concentrations in stored units of canine packed red blood cells. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 250(2), pp.191-198.

Blake, R.R., Shaw, D.J., Culshaw, G.J. and Martinez-Pereira, Y., 2018. Poincare plots as a measure of heart rate variability in healthy dogs. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 20(1), pp.20-32.

Blake R, Culshaw G. Clinical conundrum: A collapsing Boxer. BSAVA Companion 2018; 8:4-7.

Blake R. The use of cardiac biomarkers in dogs and cats. Companion Animal 2018; 23(10):569–577.

Blake RR, Longo M, Santarelli G, Liuti T, Martinez-Pereira Y. Coronary arteriovenous malformation in a dog with a complex arrhythmia and hypothyroidism. J Vet Cardiol 2019;23:38-44.


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