Frances Downing


RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Head of Anaesthesia

After graduating from Liverpool University in 2007, Fran spent two years working in a busy mixed practice in Lancashire. She then returned to Liverpool University to undertake an internship in Small Animal Anaesthesia. Since then, Fran has completed a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and spent time as a Lecturer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.

She joined the Anaesthesia team at Davies in 2013, gaining her European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia the same year; she became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2015.

Her particular clinical interests include the perioperative management of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery and chronic pain management, including acupuncture.


”Working at Davies Veterinary Specialists allows me to be involved in clinical anaesthesia and pain management in a forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary referral hospital. As an anaesthetist, I am fortunate enough to be able to work closely with the other specialist vets and an exceptional team of nurses; by working together we aim to provide our patients with the best care possible.”

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