Sebastien Behr

DVM DipECVN MRCVS RCVS Specialist (Veterinary Neurology)

Sebastien graduated from the Veterinary School of Toulouse, France in 2001. The same year he presented a veterinary thesis on 'Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteins in the Dog', awarded by the French Companion Animal Veterinary Association and the University of Medicine Paul Sabatier of Toulouse.

He then performed an internship the following year in Fregis small animal hospital in Paris, the largest private small animal hospital in France. Sebastien then undertook and completed a three years residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery in the same hospital from 2002 to 2005. During his residency, he focused his research on the topic of cerebrospinal fluid analysis and inflammatory non-infectious diseases of the central nervous system. Sebastien was awarded the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in 2006 and the following year he was recognised as an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology.

He moved to the United Kingdom in 2005 to join the multidisciplinary team at Davies Veterinary Specialists where he worked as a neurologist and neurosurgeon before joining Willows Referral Services as a senior clinician in March 2010. Sebastien has a special interest in idiopathic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, advanced neuro-imaging and spinal surgery.

He is the past associate editor for neurology of the Journal of Small Animal Practice and a member of the Examination Committee of the European College in Veterinary Neurology.

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology.


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