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Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience


About us

We are a group of veterinarians and researchers at the University of Cambridge interested in studying canine obesity. You can find more about our research at GOdogs website here.


Dr Eleanor Raffan

BVM&S PhD MRCVS DipECVIM-CA European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Eleanor is a veterinary surgeon who worked in mixed (farm, equine and small animal) practice before settling on a career that could combine specialist clinical work with research.  She completed specialist clinical training at the Universities of Liverpool and Cambridge before heading to the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Metabolic Science to do a PhD in the genetics of diabetes.  She now combines clinical work and teaching with research as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow.  She is a European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine.




Dr Anna Morros-Nuevo

LVet MRCVS PGCert(AnBeh) MSc FCert(ECC) and PhD student

​​Anna is a veterinary surgeon who has been working in small animal practice and behaviour medicine for over a decade. She is now combining clinical practice with her PhD as a Morris Animal Foundation Fellow at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. The focus of her research is to understand how canine genetics interact with behaviour and owner management leading or not to obesity.






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