Sponsorship of Queens Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge

We are delighted to announce 2 major collaborations at the Queens Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH), University of Cambridge.

3-year Training Position

Dachshund Rescue UK are fully funding a three-year training position for a veterinary neurologist, beginning in July 2021.

The position attracted many high-quality applicants. Eventually, the team decided on Bruno Scalia (pictured here).

Bruno Scalia of QVSH Cambridge University
Bruno Scalia

Bruno is an Italian veterinary surgeon who came to the UK to fulfill his ambition of becoming a neurologist.

He visited QVSH Cambridge University prior to the pandemic and made a very good impression.

Gaining valuable experience at a busy private referral hospital, Bruno has already been published in a leading veterinary journal.

The team is confident he will be an outstanding neurologist.

Bruno’s aim is to find evidence for a surgical treatment to reduce the frequency and recurrences of ‘disc disease’ in our breed as, well as others.

1-Year Research Project

Our second sponsorship is the funding of a one-year research project.

The successful candidate is a veterinary surgeon from Colombia, Viviana Rojas (pictured here).

Viviana Rojas of QVSH Cambridge University
Viviana Rojas

This is a potentially life-changing opportunity for Viviana, who will begin her research in October 2021.

Working as part of Paul Freeman’s research group, she will be looking at various aspects of intervertebral disc disease.

The group at QVSH has already made some exciting advances in the understanding of the disease.

We are sure that Viviana’s work will add to the pool of knowledge, eventually leading to novel treatments and/or preventative measures in the future.

We’re extremely excited about this partnership, and to further developing our relationship with the team at QVSH Cambridge.

The results will benefit our breed in particular, but also of course the welfare of all breeds which suffer from neurological disease.