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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

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 roomBOAS assessment

The testing venue is the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital

You can participate in the research by having your dog BOAS assessed at the QVSH. The assessment takes about 1-1.5 hours for each dog, including (1) veterinary examination; (2) DNA sample collection by cheek swabs; (3) tape measurements of neck and chest; (4) photography; (5) audio recordings; (6) Respiratory function test in the plethysmography chamber; (7) 3-minutes exercise test for BOAS functional grading. 

At the end of the test, the veterinary assessor will be able to suggest further treatment if needed. We will also sent a test report to your vet. The routine testing slots are on Mondays and Wednesdays and can be looked via our hospital reception

The cost of the BOAS assessment is £120.  *This non refundable fee is paid when booking a BOAS assessment appointment.


LATE surgery

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 modified folded flap palatoplasty, laryngoplasty, rhinoplasty, and more advanced surgeries such as laryngeal lateralization (tie-back), and laser-assisted turbinectomy (LATE). We routinely perform plethysmography respiratory function test, CT scans, and rhinoscopy prior to surgeries, and recheck the dog with plethysmography in 8 weeks after surgery. Please visit BOAS Referral Information

Please contact our hospital reception directly to refer a case to us. For further query please contact the soft tissue surgery team



Research collaborations

We are currently setting up multicentral collaboration online platform in collaboration with the Animal Health Trust, more information to be followed. 

- Respiratory function test using whole-body barometric plethysmography (WBBP) 

- Evaluate the effectiveness of different surgical techniques for BOAS

- Sleep disordered breathing in brachycephalic dogs

- Genetic study 

Please contact us via for further information.



Financial support

 Information to be followed.