Matthew Best

Matthew Best MA VetMB FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Matthew Best
Head of Internal Medicine Referral Service

Matt joined the team in June 2019 as Head of our Internal Medicine Referral Department. He has extensive experience in all areas in the discipline of small animal internal medicine and has a particular interest in the treatment of cancer in dogs and cats. He has shown great talent in the diagnosis and management of complicated medical problems in small animals.

Matt graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2008 where he was awarded the year prize at clinical school. After one year in mixed general practice, he moved to Brisbane Australia where he worked for three years in general small animal practice. Matt moved to Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre in 2012 and completed a residency in Small Animal Medicine. In 2015 he passed the specialist examination to become a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.  He moved back to the UK in 2017 and worked in a practice near Portsmouth for two years significantly growing their medicine services. 

Matt has numerous publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals:

Best MP & Fry DR, 2013.  Incidence of sterile hemorrhagic cystitis in dogs receiving cyclophosphamide orally for three days without concurrent furosemide as part a chemotherapeutic treatment for lymphoma : 57 cases (2007-2012). J Am Vet Med Assoc 243(7): 1025-9.

Best MP, Ash A, Bergfeld J & Barrett J, 2014.  The diagnosis and management of a case of leishmaniosis in a dog imported to Australia.  Vet Parasitol  202(3-4): 292-5.

Best MP & Fry DR, 2014.  Primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and immune-mediated neutropenia suspected in a 21-week-old Maine Coon cat. Aust Vet J 92(7): 250-3.

Birnie GL, Fry DR & Best MP, 2016.  Fatal hypernatraemia in association with over ingestion of commercial dry dog food.  Aust Vet Pract 46(1):5-8.

Best MP & Frimberger AE, 2017.  Ovarian carcinomatosis in a dog managed with surgery and intraperitoneal, systemic and intrapleural and systemic chemotherapy utilising indwelling pleural access ports.  Can Vet J 58:493-497.

Danesi P, Ravagnan S, Johnson L, Furlanello T, Milani A, Martin P, Boyd S, Best M, Galgut B, Irwin P, Canfield P, Krockenberger B, Halliday C, Meyer W & Malik R, 2017.  The molecular diagnosis of Pneumocystis canis pneumonia in dogs.  Medical Mycology 55(8):828-842.

Newton PL, Fry DF & Best MP, 2017.  Comparison of direct in-house cerebrospinal fluid cytology with commercial pathology results in dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice 58(12):694-702.

Birnie GL, Fry DR & Best MP, 2018.  Safety and tolerability of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in dogs and cats.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 54(4).

Boyd SP & Best MP, 2018.  Persistent reticulocytosis in a case of poodle macrocytosis.  Vet Clin Pathol  2018:00:1-7.

Best MP, Danesi P & Boyd SP, 2019.  A confirmed case of Pneumocystis pneumonia in a Maltese X Papillion dog being treated with toceranib phosphate.  Aus Vet Journal 97(5):162-165.

Best MP & Fry DR, 2013.  Incidence of sterile hemorrhagic cystitis in dogs receiving cyclophosphamide orally for three days without concurrent furosemide as part a chemotherapeutic treatment for lymphoma : 57 cases (2007-2012). J Am Vet Med Assoc 243(7): 1025-9.

Best MP, Ash A, Bergfeld J & Barrett J, 2014.  The diagnosis and management of a case of leishmaniosis in a dog imported to Australia.  Vet Parasitol  202(3-4): 292-5.

Best MP & Fry DR, 2014.  Primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia and immune-mediated neutropenia suspected in a 21-week-old Maine Coon cat. Aust Vet J 92(7): 250-3.

Birnie GL, Fry DR & Best MP, 2016.  Fatal hypernatraemia in association with over ingestion of commercial dry dog food.  Aust Vet Pract 46(1):5-8.

Best MP & Frimberger AE, 2017.  Ovarian carcinomatosis in a dog managed with surgery and intraperitoneal, systemic and intrapleural and systemic chemotherapy utilising indwelling pleural access ports.  Can Vet J 58:493-497.

Danesi P, Ravagnan S, Johnson L, Furlanello T, Milani A, Martin P, Boyd S, Best M, Galgut B, Irwin P, Canfield P, Krockenberger B, Halliday C, Meyer W & Malik R, 2017.  The molecular diagnosis of Pneumocystis canis pneumonia in dogs.  Medical Mycology 55(8):828-842.

Newton PL, Fry DF & Best MP, 2017.  Comparison of direct in-house cerebrospinal fluid cytology with commercial pathology results in dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice 58(12):694-702.

Birnie GL, Fry DR & Best MP, 2018.  Safety and tolerability of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in dogs and cats.  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 54(4).

Boyd SP & Best MP, 2018.  Persistent reticulocytosis in a case of poodle macrocytosis.  Vet Clin Pathol  2018:00:1-7.

Best MP, Danesi P & Boyd SP, 2019.  A confirmed case of Pneumocystis pneumonia in a Maltese X Papillion dog being treated with toceranib phosphate.  Aus Vet Journal 97(5):162-165.


 

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