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David Walker

David Walker BVetMed(Hons) DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA FRCVS
RCVS, American and EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

2020 Lectures

CRGV (vet and nurse)

Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (aka CRGV or ‘Alabama Rot’) has received a great deal of media attention over the past few years and as a result many dog owners are concerned about the disease; you no doubt have/will be asked questions about it at some point! CRGV is a disease of unknown aetiology, characterised by ulceration of the distal extremities in dogs. It is variably associated with clinically significant renal azotaemia secondary to acute kidney injury (AKI). This session will provide a detailed update on all aspects of CRGV.


Treatment goals for the patient with acute kidney injury (AKI) are aimed at limiting further renal damage and enhancing cellular recovery. Correction of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders, achieving and maintaining normotension and establishing/maintaining urine flow are the most important aspects of therapy in patients presenting with AKI. This session will review the practical management of AKI in first opinion practice. The ‘ins and outs’ method of fluid administartion will be reviewed as well as the correct use of diuretics.


David graduated from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2003, where he subsequently completed an internship and medicine residency following some time in small animal practice. David is a diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is an RCVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

David was a lecturer at the RVC for one year following his residency and since 2009 he has worked in private referral practice. He is head of medicine at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, a large multidisciplinary specialist referral practice in Hampshire.