Pupscan Project

Tel: UK 0044 (0) 7500 311900
Tel: Ire 00353 (0) 86 2345460

THE PUPSCAN TEAM

The PUPscan project began 3 years ago, with the aim of finding a cause/diagnosis for why the incidence of hip and elbow ‘Dysplasia’ in dogs has not reduced despite a complex scoring system.  The team member’s CV is impressive in a way that brings a vast wealth of experience and knowledge to this emerging field. 
 Vets (with Orthopaedic interest) 
 Consultant Surgeon with a special interest in paediatric Orthopaedics 
 Lawyer 
 Experienced Breeders 

GORDON MACLELLAN MB BS FRCS

Research Director

A consultant Orthopedic Surgeon for the NHS from 1984 until 2010 when he continued in Private Practice.  One achievement during his medical career involved research into the mechanical factors causing Osteo Arthritis which led to the development of Visco Elastic shock absorbing footwear (such as Sorbothane and Viscolas), now used throughout the world of sports and athletics.  

Now enjoying his retirement which he shares with four Irish Wolfhounds, three Belgian Shepherds, a Schipperke and a rescued Greyhound, he has turned his attention to the diagnosing of hip problems in dogs.

SUE HOOD

Director

Sue has a long time involvement in breeding and exhibiting Irish Wolfhounds and Belgian Shepherds.  Her background is in management and she looks after the day to day running of the office and is responsible for the Company Accounts.

PAM MACLELLAN
CEO 

A breeder and exhibitor of Irish Wolfhounds and Belgian Shepherds, Pam's background is Law. 

ZOE TULIP LLB

Company Secretary


DR PAUL KELLY MVB
Orthopaedic Vet

Paul, is based in Ratoath, Co Meath, Ireland where he runs a general veterinary practice, specialising in Orthopaedics and Traumatology UCM. He qualified as a vet at University College Dublin in 1989 and gained his orthopaedic specialist title at the University Complutense in Madrid.

PAUL AND JEAN LAWLESS
Directors

Breeders/Exhibitors of the Revloch Belgian Shepherds and Schipperkes in Ireland, they have bred many champions in Ireland, UK, Europe and further afield.  

Both International FCI Judges across numerous groups, Paul currently sits on the Board of Directors and Health & Welfare Committee of the Irish Kennel Club while Jean is a member of the Ard Comhairle of the Irish Kennel Club. 

Both are also involved in the organisation of Championship Shows

ROBIN SEARLE
Director

Breeder/Exhibitor of the Surlson Great Danes. Well known and respected Judge of over 60 breeds across 4 Groups as well as Best in Show.  Chairman of numerous Breed Clubs including the Bull Dog Breed Council and Breeder of over 30 UK Champions and numerous European Champions.

OUR SUPPORT TEAM

 

PROF ALAN FAHEY 

School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College, Dublin.

LUCA ADINOLFI   MVB

Luca qualified as a Vet at the University of Veterinary Medicine “Federico II” in Naples-Italy in 2006.  Since moving to Ireland he has been practising at Newbridge Veterinary Clinic in Kildare.  He ‘s very enthusiastic about the possibility of using ultrasound scan for early diagnosis of hip genetically transmitted disorders and is happy to provide his knowledge to help collect the data necessary for the evaluation of this study.

IRELAND

PROF VIV GATH

School of Veterinary Medicine, 

Veterinary Science Centre, University College Dublin

CHRIS KRZYSZTOF
Krzysztof Wisniewski graduated in 2004 from University “Warmia and Mazury” in Poland where he spent three years in a modern, referral pet hospital before moving to Ireland where he worked for renowned orthopaedic specialist William McCartney,  then gained invaluable experience working sole charge in Newbridge Veterinary Clinic before opening his own veterinary clinic in Swords, Co Dublin. Chris is keen to help and get the proper diagnosis for your pet. 
 

JIM STEPHENS

BSHonsMsc.CABC

Animal Behaviourist and also Chairman of the Health & Welfare Committee of the Irish Kennel Club.  Jim has a Master of Science Degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from Southampton University having undertaken research in canine-human relationships and the law. He is also a Trustee and Dublin Chairman of the Charity Emily Dogs: Assistance Dogs for the Disabled.

UK

CH BVMS MSc (Tropical Veterinary Medicine) MRCVS
Charlie graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 1987 and has worked in various jobs including several years in Africa. He has been in practising in Cumbria for two decades and is the founder and principal clinician of Eden Veterinary Centre and Border Vets. He is very keen to support research into new techniques and offer the practice facilities to support PUPscan’s work.
Alex Haine BVM&S MRCVS
Alex graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2015 and has a keen interest in diagnosis, treatment and management of canine musculoskeletal conditions. He is interested in supporting PUPscan to evaluate the use of ultrasound in imaging the joints of puppies.