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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


How you can help

How you can help ...

  • I am a vet I would like to refer case(s) for surgical trials and studies
  • I am a researcher/vet who is also working on BOAS and interested in collaboration


Clinical research roomParticipate in the study (BOAS assessment)

The testing venue is the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

You can participate in the study by having your dog BOAS assessed. The test takes about 1-1.5 hours for each dog, including (1) veterinary examination (2) DNA sample collection by cheek swabs (3) tape measurements of the head (4) Respiratory function test in the plethysmography chamber (5) 3-minutes exercise tolerance test. 

At the end of the test, your will receive a report of the respiratory function test. A veterinary study investigator will be able to suggest further treatment if needed. The routine testing slot is Monday and Wednesday afternoon and can be looked via the QVSH reception. The cost of the BOAS assessment is £50 (to pay for the research nurse time).



Refer us a surgical case 

At the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH), we offer a referral service that includes upper airway tract corrective surgeries such as palatoplasty, laryngoplasty, rhinoplasty, laryngeal lateralization (tie-back), and laser-assisted turbinectomy (LATE). Please contact our hospital reception directly to refer a case to us. For further query please contact  Jane Ladlow (European Specialist of Small Animal Surgery, soft tissue surgery) or the soft tissue surgery team.

We are currently carrying out a study comparing surgical outcomes of primary BOAS surgery and laser-assisted turbinectomy.  






Research collaborations

 We are interested in collaborations in the following aspects:

    • Multicentreal data collection (WBBP, morphology, DNA)
    • Sleep apnoea in human and dogs








Financial support

 We would like to raise money to continue working on BOAS.