Helen graduated from Bristol University’s Veterinary School in the UK in 2007 and has always been keenly interested in Emergency and Critical Care. After working as a small animal vet in general practice, she undertook an internship and residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the Royal Veterinary College in London and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2012. She is also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and a Recognised Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Helen is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has an interest in veterinary education, specifically the teaching of Emergency and Critical Care to both veterinary students and qualified vets at different stages of their careers.
Helen is the Clinical Lead for Emergency and Critical Care at Langford Vets, University of Bristol, and is proud to be leading the service that first inspired her to follow a career in Critical Care.
She is particularly interested in coagulation disorders, toxicology, sepsis, dermatologic emergencies, mechanical ventilation, respiratory physiology and physiological derangements in critical illness.
Helen is actively involved in the running of both the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Her role as Chair of the Credentials Committee for the European College has enabled her to help further the training of Emergency and Critical Care specialists in Europe.
Helen is currently participating in the RECOVER 2.0 initiative, to publish the latest evidence-based consensus guidelines on veterinary CPR and she is also helping to prepare the ACVIM consensus statement on evidence-based guidelines for immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in dogs and cats. She is also involved in multi-centre studies investigating pancytopenia in cats and transfusion reactions in dogs and cats.
- First report of suspected glycogen storage disease type 1a occurring in an adult dog.
Rolph KE, Cavanaugh SM, Wilson HE. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2022), online ahead of print
- Third-degree atrioventricular block with narrow QRS complexes in a case of hypoadrenocorticism in a dog. McGrath C, Borgeat K, Wilson HE. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2021), online ahead of print
- Clinical Conundrum: A sick puppy with skin lesions.
Hammond E and Wilson HE. Companion (2021), May 4-7
- Ventilating the furry ICU patient.
Wilson HE. Physiology News (2021) 121, 10-13
- Suspected phenobarbital-induced pancytopenia in a cat.
Lyraki M and Wilson HE. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports (2020) 6(1), 1-4
- Bilateral bronchial stent deployment for palliative treatment of a compressive intrathoracic mass.
Borgeat K, Simpson K, Reese D, Wilson H, Potter J, Ogen D. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports (2018) 4(1), 1-6
- How to utilize blood gas analysis in practice.
Wilson HE. Companion (2014), October 16-23
- In vitro study of the effects of dog food on the adsorptive capacity of activated charcoal.
Wilson HE and Humm KR. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2013) 23(3), 263-267
- Ehrlichia canis infection in a dog with no history of travel outside the United Kingdom.
HE Wilson et al. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2013) 54, 425-427
- Surgical treatment of an intracranial epidermoid cyst in a dog.
De Decker S, Davies E, Benigni L, Wilson H, Pelligand L, Rayner EL, Shihab N, Volk HA. Veterinary Surgery (2012) 41(6), 766-771
- Signs of left heart volume overload in severely anaemic cats.
HE Wilson et al. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2010) 12, 904-909