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Paul Freeman MA, VetMB, Cert SAO, DipECVN, MRCVS

Paul Freeman, MA, VetMB, Cert SAO, DipECVN, MRCVS

Clinical Neurologist

European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology


Paul graduated from Cambridge in 1987 and then spent 6 years in mixed practice in Yorkshire and Suffolk. In 1993 he gained the RCVS certificate in small animal orthopaedics. He has been part of the Millennium Veterinary Practice in Braintree since 1993, and has developed a referral centre for orthopaedics and neurology there over the last 15 years.

In 2008 Paul began a non-conforming residency in Neurology back at Cambridge under the supervision of Nick Jeffery. He has been a staff member in Clinical Neurology since 2012, and gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology in 2014. He now divides his time between Braintree and Cambridge.

Subject groups/Research projects

Comparative Pathobiology:

Research Interests


Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease


  • Neurology
  • Disc disease
  • Canine

Key Publications

"Time requirement and effect on owners of home-based management of dogs with severe chronic spinal cord injury." Paul M Freeman, Mark A Holmes, Nick D Jeffery, Nicolas Granger.  J Vet Behavior 2013, 8(6): 439-443

"Clinical diagnosis and treatment of suspected neuropathic pain in three dogs." Cashmore RG, Harcourt-Brown TR, Freeman PM, Jeffery ND, Granger N.  Aust Vet J 2009, 87(1): 45-50.

"Sacrococcygeal intervertebral disc extrusion in a Dachshund." Freeman P. Vet Record 2010, 167(16): 618-9.

"Electrophysiological evidence of polyneuropathy in a cat with signs of bilateral brachial plexus neuropathy." Freeman PM, Harcourt-Brown TR, Jeffery ND, Granger N. JAVMA 2009, 234(2):240-4.