GORDON MACLELLAN MB BS FRCS
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 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.
A breeder and exhibitor of Irish Wolfhounds and Belgian Shepherds, Pam's background is Law.
ZOE TULIP LLB
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.
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
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.
PROF VIV GATH
School of Veterinary Medicine,
Veterinary Science Centre, University College Dublin
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.