Professor Danièlle A. Gunn-Moore

Professor Danièlle A. Gunn-Moore

BSc(Hon), BVM&S, PhD, MANZCVS (Feline), FHEA, FRSB, FRCVS, RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine

Professor in Feline Medicine

Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute

Danièlle Gunn-Moore graduated from the R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh, with the Dick Vet Gold Medal in 1991. After a year in small animal practice she joined The Feline Centre, University of Bristol, initially as the Feline Advisory Bureau Scholar, then the Duphar Feline Fellow, and completed a PhD study into Feline Infectious Peritonitis in 1997. After a short period as Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, University of Bristol, she returned to Edinburgh to establish the Feline Clinic and became Professor of Feline Medicine in 2006. She is interested in all aspects of feline medicine; she is an internationally recognised expert in her area, has lectured extensively and published over a 130 peer-reviewed research papers, plus many reviews and book chapters. In 2009 she was awarded the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contribution in the field of small animal veterinary medicine, in 2011 she was awarded the International Society for Feline Medicine/Hill’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Feline Medicine, in 2012 the Royal Dick students voted her “The clinician I would most like to be”, in 2016 FECAVA awarded her “Increased Vocalisation in Elderly Cats” the most original paper in the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice that year, and in 2017 she became a Fellow of the RCVS. She shares her home with her husband Frank, a 16 year old Maine Coon boy called Mortlach (named after a Scottish single malt whisky), and a tiny little 16 year old black cat called Sheba-Ardbeg.


Mark E. Peterson, DVM, Dipl ACVIM

Mark E. Peterson, DVM, Dipl ACVIM

Dr. Mark E. Peterson is well known for his clinical research and teaching in small animal endocrinology. Mark is the owner and director of the Animal Endocrine Clinic, a specialty referral hospital now devoted primarily to the diagnosis and treatment of cats with thyroid disease, where he conducts most of his clinic research. He also serves as adjunct Professor of Medicine at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, where he teaches and collaborates with investigators. 

Over the last 40+ years, most of Dr. Peterson's clinical and research efforts has been directed toward advancing our understanding of naturally-occurring endocrine disorders of the cat, especially hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, calcium disorders, and adrenal disease. He has published more than 600 journal articles, book chapters, and research abstracts.  Most recently, he served as co-editor of the soon-to-be released handbook on Feline Endocrinology, which should be available by June of 2019.

With more than 600 lecture presentations to his credit, Dr. Peterson is a frequent speaker at veterinary colleges and scientific seminars around the world.