Swift, Simon

Dr Simon Swift graduated from Cambridge University and started working in mixed animal practice before moving to exclusive small animal practice. He rapidly developed a fascination for cardiology and passed the RCVS Certificate in Cardiology in 1990. He became the advisor for the UK cavalier King Charles spaniel club from 1990 to 2014 advising them on breeding programs for degenerative valve disease. He became a partner in large small animal practice in Manchester accepting referrals in cardiology. He obtained his European diploma in cardiology after an alternative residency program at Liverpool University before moving into private referral practice in the UK.
By 2013, he wanted to move back into academia to teach and an opportunity arose at the University of Florida where he was service chief of cardiology, associate editor of JVIM and a medical director until 2021. He led the development of an open heart program to perform mitral valve repair surgery.
He enjoys teaching students and residents and helping clients and referring veterinarians. He is now back in the UK working in private referral practice and teaching interventional cardiology.