Christine Thomson

BVSc(Hons), DACVIM (Neurol), DECVN, PhD

Chris graduated from University of Melbourne and, in 1983, completed a small animal medical and surgical neurology residency at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, USA, and a PhD in neuroscience at University of Glasgow, UK. She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Veterinary Colleges of Neurology.

She has worked at Melbourne, Glasgow, and Massey Universities, and latterly, in the Veterinary Medicine Department at University of Alaska, Fairbanks. At the end of 2019 Chris swapped Alaska’s -30 deg C for +30 deg C in QLD and is now working in private referral practice at Animal Referral Hospital Brisbane. Along with her colleague, Dr. Caroline Hahn, they’ve distilled decades of study and teaching about clinical neuroanatomy and neurological localisation into ‘Veterinary Neuroanatomy: a clinical Approach (Elsevier 2012).

Chris loves helping people understand a) the basic layout of the nervous system using the NeuroMap (uncluttered by neuroanatomical terminology), b) the neurological examination and lesion localisation and c) how to apply these concepts to their neurology cases. 


Canine seizures - core concepts and case examples

Speaker: Christine Thomson