Dr Polly Taylor graduated from Cambridge, worked in general practice and then returned to academia, becoming Chief of Anaesthesia at the Animal Health Trust in the 1980s. She then returned to the Cambridge Vet School, becoming Reader in Anaesthesia in 2000. She now works as a freelance consultant, with work ranging from clinical aenasthesia and teaching to drug registration and research. She has published numerous papers, particularly relating to horses and cats, and is co-author of “The Little Red Book”, the Handbook of Equine Anaesthesia.
Dr Michael Dixon has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a PhD in Metrology from the National Physical Laboratory (where he developed the first dynamic force standard in the world) and 25 years experience of measurement in unusual environments. In addition to his work with animals, he has developed equipment for measurement on the Polar icecap, the side of an oilrig and geo-stationary orbit. He is the prime author of 8 patents. For more about me, please visit my LinkedIn page.