Dr Gayle Hallowell graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2002. She then undertook a rotating internship followed by an internal medicine and critical care residency at the Royal Veterinary College. She then completed a PhD evaluating aortic valve prolapse at the University of Nottingham. In 2010, Dr Hallowell received tenure at the University of Nottingham and is currently employed as an Associate Professor and as Sub-dean for continuing education. She holds an RCVS certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia, is a Diplomate of both the American Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Her main critical care interests include cardiovascular derangements in SIRS and sepsis, optimal fluid therapy, acid-base status and management of the acute abdomen.