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Dr Matthew Gurney

Matthew Gurney
  • Location: Swindon
  • Year of Fellowship: 2020
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Clinical practice

Field of work

Clinical practice (private)

Areas of special interest

  • Pain Management

Areas of support

  • Innovation in professional practice
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice

Professional positions

  • Clinical Director, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists
  • President, European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia
  • Co-Founder, The Zero Pain Philosophy


Matt graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2003 and spent several years enjoying mixed practice before returning to Liverpool to undertake a residency in anaesthesia & analgesia.

From 2009 to 2018 he developed and led the anaesthesia service at Northwest Veterinary Specialists, a multidisciplinary specialist hospital in Cheshire.

Matt is a European Veterinary Specialist and an RCVS Recognised Specialist and is currently President of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia. In October 2018 Matt returned to his roots in the south and joined Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists. His main interests lie in acute and chronic pain management.

Recently Matt contributed to the development of an app designed for vets and nurses in practice on anaesthesia of dogs and cats. Matt lectures nationwide on a variety of topics including acid base balance, pain management, CPR and local anaesthesia. Matt is one of the co-founders of The Zero Pain Philosophy, an educational resource for veterinary professionals.

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