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Jane Ladlow MA VetMB Cert SAS, Cert VR DiplECVS MRCVS

Jane Ladlow, MA VetMB Cert SAS, Cert VR DiplECVS MRCVS

Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery (soft tissue)

Jane Ladlow is accepting applications for PhD students.


Jane obtained her ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2002 after completing a Surgical Residency at the Royal Veterinary College and has concentrated on Soft Tissue Surgery ever since.  Jane moved to Cambridge from the Animal Health Trust in 2006 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery and part of the Soft Tissue Team.  

Subject groups/Research projects

Comparative Pathobiology:

Respiratory function in brachycephalic dogs

Research Interests

Jane is interested in all aspect of soft tissue surgery, particularly oncological surgery and respiratory cases. Her clinical research interests are brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome and non-invasive methods of evaluating respiratory function. She currently has research projects underway on evaluating brachycephalic airway function in BOAS affected and normal French Bulldogs, Pugs and Bulldogs; respiratory function pre and post-surgery and the effects of different sedation protocols on respiratory function, working with a PhD student, Dr Nai-Chieh Liu. For more information on these studies please contact Jane on or Nai-Chieh on


Professional positions held:

RCVS Small Animal Certificate Examiner 2008-2011

Chief Examiner 2011

Key Publications

Liu NC, Sargan DR,  Adams VJ, Ladlow JF. (2015) Characterisation of Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome in French Bulldogs Using Whole-Body Barometric Plethysmography. PLoS One.  Jun 16;10(6):e0130741.

Hall JL, Mannion P, Ladlow JF. (2014) Canine Intrahepatic Vasculature: Is a Functional Anatomic Model Relevant to the Dog? Vet Surg. 2014 June 5

Harris KP,  Adams VJ, Fordyce P, Ladlow J. (2013) Comparison of surgical duration of canine ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy in a veterinary teaching hospital Journal of Small Animal Practice 54, 579–583

Brioschi V, Rousset N, Ladlow JF. (2013) Imaging diagnosis-extrahepatic biliary tract obstruction secondary to a biliary foreign body in a cat. Vet Radiol Ultrasound.  Aug 6.

Ladlow J.(2013)  Injection site-associated sarcoma in the cat: treatment recommendations and results to date. J Feline Med Surg. 2013 May;15(5):409-18. doi:

Cashmore RG, Ladlow JF. (2010) Creation of a urethral conduit from a preputial indirect flap in a dog with perineal hypospadias. Veterinary Surgery. 39(1):14-20.

Caine  AR, Herrtage ME, Ladlow J (2008).MRI diagnosis of bulla and ear canal distension following external auditory canal atresia in a red setter. Veterinary Radiol Ultrasound Vol 49(3) 267-269