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Dr Simon Girling

Head of Veterinary Services to the RZSS

BVMS (Hons) DZooMed DipECZM(ZHM) CBiol FRSB EurProBiol FRCVS, Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and Recognised Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine, European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Simon's research covers aspects such as diagnosis and management of wild animal disease, nutrition and reproduction as well as reintroduction medicine in order to assist with the management of wild animals in a captive and wild environment.

BACKGROUND

Simon joined the RZSS in 2009 and his work at the zoo involves running the veterinary department within the RZSS. This includes overseeing the health plan for all of the animals held on site at both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park such as routine vaccinations, blood tests and health checks. Simon also liaises with the Scottish Government and DEFRA to facilitate the RZSS's movement of animals between collections within Europe and the rest of the world for vital breeding programs. He has worked with a number of private zoological collections in Scotland and England over the last 24 years. Simon has also authored, edited and co-authored a number of zoological textbooks and created the only City & Guilds recognised post-qualification course in zoological species for veterinary nurses. Simon gained de facto status in the Diploma of the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) and European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) status in 2012. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology in 2012 and Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016 for Meritorious Contributions to the Profession in the field of zoological medicine. Simon is currently the President of the European College of Zoological Medicine, the organization that oversees veterinary specialization in Europe in the field of zoological medicine. He acts as Director and Mentor of one of eight world-wide training residencies for the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) and the first to be set up in the UK.

  • Graduated with Honours from Glasgow Vet School in 1994
  • Gained his Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Certificate in Zoological Medicine in 1999 and his RCVS Diploma in Zoological Medicine in 2002
  • Simon was recognised by the RCVS as a Specialist in Zoo & Wildlife Medicine in 2003 and as a European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management) in 2012 and awarded Fellowship of the RCVS in 2016 for Meritorious Contributions to the Profession in the field of zoological medicine.


OTHER POSITIONS

  • President of the European College of Zoological Medicine
  • Chair of the examination committee for zoological medicine for the European School of Postgraduate Studies
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Biologists and a Chartered Biologist as well as being recognised by the European Countries Biologist Association as a European Professional Biologist
  • Was a member of the RZSS Ethics and Welfare Committee from 1999-2003
  • Has acted as Chief Examiner for the RCVS Certificate and Diploma exams and been a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Zoological Medicine Board overseeing postgraduate education in zoological medicine for the RCVS since 2003
  • Holds an Honorary Clinical Associate Professorship with the University of Glasgow
  • Acts as British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquaria Veterinary Focus Group Vice Chair and Veterinary Advisor for Hoofstock Focus Group and Bird Working Group
  • Acts as the European Endangered Species Program Veterinary Advisor for Pallas’ cat (Felis (Otocolubus) manul) and veterinary advisor for the husbandry and management of the Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris)

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Papers


Naylor, AD., Richardson, D., Sellar, M., Harley, J. and Girling, S.J. (Accepted and In Press) Clinical signs, antemortem diagnostics, and pathological findings associated with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection in Mishmi Takin (Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor) Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

Naylor, A., Pizzi, R., Cole, G., Morrison, L.R. and Girling, S.J. (Accepted and In Press) Oral squamous cell carcinoma in a Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

Naylor, A., Pizzi, R., Morrison, L.R. and Girling, S.J. (In Press) Hypovitaminosis A associated salt gland adenitis in Northern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes moeseleyi) Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.

Surabhi, S. Masters, N.J., Barrows, M., Cracknell, J., Girling, S.J., Rendle, M., Martinez-Pereira, Y. and Pizzi, R. (Accepted and In Press) Surgical outcomes in birds (Aves) and reptiles (Reptilia) in zoological collections. Veterinary Surgery

Dagleish, M.P., Ryan, P.G., Girling, S. and Bond, A.L. (2017) Clinical Pathology of the Globally Vulnerable Gough Moorhen (Gallinula comeri), Journal of Comparative Pathology 157:246-255.

Naylor, A., Girling, S., Brown, D., Crompton, C. and Pizzi, R. (2017) Plasma protein electrophoresis as a prognostic indicator in Aspergillus spp. infected Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua). Veterinary Clinical Pathology (DOI) - 10.1111/vcp.12527

Dagleish, M.P., Ryan, P.G., Girling, S. and Bond, A.L. (2017) Clinical Pathology of the Critically Endangered Gough Bunting (Rowettia goughensis), Journal of Comparative Pathology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2017.01.002

Goodman, G., Meredith, A., Girling, S., Rosell, F. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2016) Outcomes of a ‘one-health’ monitoring approach to a five-year beaver (Castor fiber) reintroduction trial in Scotland. EcoHealth http://link.springer.com/journal/10393/onlineFirst/page/1

Fraser, M.A. and Girling, S.J. (2016) Legislation relevant to wildlife in the UK. The Veterinary Nurse 7(3):140-147.

Girling, S., Fraser, M., Richardson, D., Harley, J., Ireland, J., Naylor, A. and Milne, E. (2015) An acute outbreak of equine dysautonomia in a group of 8 Przewalski’s horses (Equus ferus (caballus) przewaslkii) Journal of Equine Veterinary Education. 29 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/eve.12493

Prescott, H.M.A., Manning, C., Ritchie, W.A., Pizzi, R., Girling, S., Valentine, I. and Jahoda, C.A.B. (2015) Giant panda buccal mucosa tissue as a source of multipotent stem cells. PLOSONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138840

Pizzi, R., Dowling, A., Brown, D., Girling, S., Pearson, S., Bacon, H. and Martinez-Pereira, Y. (2015) Facial thermography is not useful in assessing body temperature in common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) in comparison to rectal temperatures. Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research 3(3):94-98.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Gottstein, B., Del-Pozo, J., Girling, S., Cracknell, J., Schwab, G., Rosell, F. and Pizzi, R. (2015) Combination of laparoscopy and abdominal ultrasound for Echinococcus multilocularis detection in Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) PLOSONE Jul 13:10:e0130842. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0130842. eCollection 2015. First published online 13th July 2015

Girling, S., Fraser, M., Arnemo, J., Pizzi, R., Campbell-Palmer, R., Cracknell, J. and Rosell, F. (2015) Haematological biochemical parameters for the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) PLOSONE Jun 12;10(6):e0128775. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0128775. eCollection 2015. First published online 12th June 2015

Del-Pozo, J., Girling, S., McLuckie, J., Abbondati, E. and Stevenson, K. (2013) An unusual presentation of Mycobacterium avium spp. paratuberculosis infection in a captive tundra reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus), Journal of Comparative Pathology 149(1):126-131.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Girling, S., Pizzi, R., Hamnes, IS., Øines, Ø. and Del-Pozo, J. (2013) Stichorchis subtriquetrus in a free-living beaver in Scotland, Veterinary Record 173(3):72 doi:10.1136/vr.101591

Cross, H.B., Campbell-Palmer, R., Girling, S. and Rosell, F. (2012) The Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) is apparently not a host to blood parasites in Norway, Veterinary Parasitology 190:246-248.

Goodman, G., Girling, S., Pizzi, R., Meredith, A., Rosell, F. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2012) Establishment of a health surveillance program for the reintroduction of the Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) into Scotland, Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48(4):971-978

Reed, F., Gregson, R., Girling, S., Pizzi, R. and Clutton, R. (2012) Anaesthesia of a captive, male Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 40(1):103-104. Article first published online : 17 OCT 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2995.2012.00777.x

Stewart, P., Campbell, L., Skogtvedt, S., Griffin, K.A., Arnemo, J.M., Tryland, M., Girling, S. and Goldmann, W. (2012) Genetic Predictions of Prion Disease Susceptibility in Carnivore Species Based on Variability of the Prion Gene Coding Region, PLoS ONE 7(12): e50623. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050623

  1. Stewart, S. Skogtvedt,, K. Griffin, J, E. Swenson, O. Liberg, J. Persson, J, M. Arnemo, T. Baron, M. Groschup, G. Pearson, D. Gunn-Moore, S. Girling, M, W. Miller, M, A. Tranulis, W, Goldmann, (2011) Genetic variability and association with prion disease susceptibility of the prion gene in the mammalian order Carnivora., Prion 5:19-20

    Girling, S.J., Pizzi, R., Cox, A. and Beard, P.M. (2011) Fatal Cowpox virus infection of two squirrel monkeys, Saimiri sciureus, Accepted by Veterinary Record 169:156.

Pizzi, R., Girling, S.J., Bell, A., Tjolle, A., Brown, D. and Devine, C. (2011) Laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy of a Reindeer, Veterinary Medicine International Open Access Article ID 131368, doi: 10.4061/2011/131368

Del-Pozo, J., Girling, S.J., Pizzi, R., Mancinelli, E. and Else, R. (2011) Severe necrotizing myocarditis caused by Serratia marcescens infection in an Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), Journal of Comparative Pathology 144:334-338

Pizzi, R., Cracknell, J., David, S., Laughlin, D., Broadis, N., Rouffignac, M., Duong, D.V., Girling, S. and Hunt, M. (2011) Laparoscopic cholecystectomy under field conditions in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from illegal bile farming in Vietnam. Veterinary Record 169:469

Girling, S.J. and Fraser, M.A. (2011) Cannabis Intoxication in Three Green iguanas (Iguana iguana), Journal of Small Animal Practice 52(2):113-116

Girling, S.J. and Fraser, M.A. (2009) Successful Treatment of Aspergillus spp. Infection in Reptiles with Itraconazole at Metabolically Scaled Dosages., Veterinary Record 165(2):52-54

Fraser, M.A. and Girling, S.J. (2009) Bacterial carriage of computer keyboards in veterinary practice., Veterinary Record 165(1):26-27

Fraser, M.A, McNeil, P.E, and Girling, S.J,  (2008) Prediction of future development of canine atopic dermatitis based on examination of clinical history, Journal of Small Animal Practice 49(3):128-132.

Girling, S.J. and Fraser, M.A. (2007) Systemic mycobacteriosis in an Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) Veterinary Record 160:526-528.

Girling, S.J. and Fraser, M.A. (2004) Listeriosis in an Inland Bearded Dragon, Pogona vitticeps, Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 14(3): 6-12 (Journal of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians).

Girling, S.J. (2004) Diseases of the Digestive Tract in Psittacine Birds Journal of Postgraduate Study In Practice 26(3):146-153.

Girling S.J. (2003) Diagnosis and Management of Viral Diseases in Psittacine Birds Journal of Postgraduate Study In Practice 25(7):396-407

Girling, SJ. (2002) Fungal granuloma in a Corn Snake, Elaphe guttata guttata, due to Aspergillus fumigatus at a site of a previous abscess, ZooMed Bulletin of the British Veterinary Zoological Society 2(1):27-35.


Peer-Reviewed Proceedings and Posters

Eory, L., Warr, A., Finlayson, L.A., Girling, S.J., Gharbi, K., Watson, M. and Archibald, A.L. (2018) Genome Sequences for African Suidae Species. Poster Presentation. International Plant & Animal Genome XXVI / January 13-17, 2018 San Diego, CA, USA 

Flach, E., Rocchi, M., Monacchia, G., Dodds, J., Sayers, G., Liptovszky, M., Girling, S. and Dagleish, M. (2017) Investigating the possible existence of sub-clinical gamma herpesvirus infections in zoo Artiodactyla Oral presentation, British Veterinary Zoological Society Meeting, ZSL, London, 13-15th October 2017.

Girling, S., Naylor, A., Cole, G., Brown, D. and Pizzi, R. (2017) Clinical signs, pathology and management of a Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outbreak in a rock hyrax colony (Procavia capensis) Oral presentation, British Veterinary Zoological Society Meeting, ZSL, London, 13-15th October 2017.

Pizzi, R., Wang, C., Deshang, L., Ling, S., Tang, C., Wu Honglin, Li, Z., Mengye L., Girling, S. and Valentine, I. (2017) Quantification of minimally invasive “keyhole” surgical applications in captive Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Oral presentation 19th BIAZA Annual Research Conference RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – July 4th & 5th 2017

Pizzi, R., Rodrigues, J., Officer, K., Wu, H., Li, M., Adami, R.Z., Girling, S., Brown, D., Valentine, I., Li, Z., Broadis, N., and Hunt, M. (2017) Hand-ling unBearable differences: “Hand” injuries and outcomes in Asiatic bears, a human and veterinary surgical collaboration. Oral presentation 19th BIAZA Annual Research Conference RZSS Edinburgh Zoo – July 4th & 5th 2017

Girling, S.J., Fraser, M.A., Pizzi, R., Tillman, E. and Barclay, D. (2016) Use of clindamycin in Pallas’ cats (Felis (Otocolobus) manul) to reduce juvenile mortality rates associated with toxoplasmosis. Oral Presentation. European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Symposium, Pairi Daiza, Brugellette, Belgium, 22-23rd April 2016 pp30-31.

Girling, S.J., Harley, J., Fraser, M.A., Pizzi, R., Naylor, A., Brown, D. and Richardson, D. (2015) Successful long-term management of an outbreak of Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis) in a wild ungulate collection using vaccination after a test and cull policy. Oral Presentation Proceedings of the International Conference on Avian, Reptile and Exotic Mammal medicine, ECZM day 18th April 2015.

Girling, S.J., Fraser, M.A., Pizzi, R., Brown, D., Gow, D., Northey, R. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2015) Health screening of captive-bred water voles released in England. Poster Proceedings of the Health and Disease in Translocated Wild Animals Conference, Institute of Zoology, Regent’s Park, London, 14-15th May, 2015.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Pizzi, R., Elliott, M., Brown, D. and Girling, S. (2015) Retrospective health screening of beavers, River Otter, Devon. Poster Proceedings of the Health and Disease in Translocated Wild Animals Conference, Institute of Zoology, Regent’s Park, London, 14-15th May, 2015.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Del Pozo, J., Gottstein, B., Girling, S., Cracknell, J., Schwab, G., Rosell, F. and Pizzi, R. (2015) Echinococcus multilocularis detection in live Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) using a combination of laparoscopy and abdominal ultrasound under field conditions. Poster Proceedings of the Health and Disease in Translocated Wild Animals Conference, Institute of Zoology, Regent’s Park, London, 14-15th May, 2015.

Girling, S., Naylor, A., Brown, D. and Pizzi, R. (2015) Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) medicine update. Oral presentation. Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, Spring Meeting, Loughborough University, 21-22nd March 2015, p26.

Girling, S., Naylor, A., Brown, D., Richardson, D., Harley, J., Fraser, M. and Milne, E. (2015) Grass sickness (equine dysautonomia) in 8 Przewalski’s horses (Equus ferus przewaslkii) Oral presentation. Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society, Spring Meeting, Loughborough University, 21-22nd May 2015, p35.

Girling, S.J., Fraser, M.A., Pizzi, R., Brown, D., Gow, D. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2014) Health screening and results for water voles (Arvicola amphibius) released in England since 2012.  Proceedings European Wildlife Disease Association, Edinburgh UK, 26-29th August 2014, Oral Presentation No23.

Fraser, M.A., Girling, S.J. and Innes E.A. (2014) An Examination of Current Attitudes Towards Wildlife and Disease Transmission Within the Scottish Farming Community Proceedings European Wildlife Disease Association, 26-30th August 2014, Edinburgh, 26-29th August 2014, Poster Presentation No46

Pizzi, R., Girling, S., Brown, D. and McGarry, D. (2013) Minimally invasive “keyhole” surgery in captive wildlife Poster European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 25-29th September 2013.

Pizzi, R., Elliott, J., Burrill, L., Girling, S., Brown, D., Garland, L., McLean, A., McGarry, D. and Valentine, I. (2013) The effect of dietary change on mortality in a large captive Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) population over a 47 year period. Poster European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 25-29th September 2013.

Pizzi, R., Elliott, J., Burrill, L., Girling, S., Brown, D., Garland, L., McLean, A., McGarry, D. and Valentine, I. (2013) The effect of dietary change on mortality in a large captive Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) population over a 47 year period. Poster 8th International Penguin Conference, Bristol, UK, 2-6th September 2013.

Pizzi, R., Girling, S., Brown, D., Elliott, J., Burrill, L. and McGarry, D. (2013) Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery in penguins Poster 8th International Penguin Conference, Bristol, UK, 2-6th September 2013.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Girling, S., Pizzi, R. and Rosell, F. (2013) Biodiversity benefit? – host specific parasites in reintroduced mammals. Poster No. 141, 11th International Mammalogical Congress, Queens College, Belfast, 11th-16th August 2013.

Girling, S., Harley, J., Richardson, D., Pizzi, R., Maley, M. and Willoughby, K. (2013) Incidence of herpesvirus infection and clinical disease in exotic hoofstock in a wildlife park Proceedings of the European College of Zoological Medicine Day, ICARE, Wiesbaden, Germany, 22nd April 2013.

Cracknell, J., Pizzi, R., Girling, S., David, S., Laughlin, D., Broadis, N., Rouffignac, M., Hunt, M. and Duong, D.V. (2012) Laparoscopic cholecystectomy under field conditions in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus): A focus on the anaesthetic challenges, Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh Zoo 10th-11th November 2012.

Girling, S., Pizzi, R., Brown, D., Reid, F., Gregson, R. and Clutton, E (2012) Veterinary aspects of giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) anaesthesia and medicine, Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh Zoo 10th-11th November 2012.

Devine, C., Girling, S., Martinez-Pereira, Y., Pizzi, R., Brown, D., Campbell-Palmer, R. and Rosell, F. (2012) Physiological heart murmurs in isoflurane anaesthetised Eurasian beavers, Poster 6th International Beaver Symposium, City of Ivanic-Grad, Croatia, 17-20 September 2012

Goodman, G., Girling, S., Pizzi, R., Rosell, F., and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2012) Animal health-screening protocol for the trial reintroduction of beavers to Scotland, Poster 6th International Beaver Symposium, City of Ivanic-Grad, Croatia, 17-20 September 2012

Pizzi, R., Girling, S., Cracknell, J., Rosell, F., Robstad, C., Needham, R., Brown, D. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2012) Finding a viable non-lethal method of screening Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) for Echinococcus multilocularis, Poster 6th International Beaver Symposium, City of Ivanic-Grad, Croatia, 17-20 September 2012

Purcell, R, S., Maclean, A., Girling, S. and Walker, S.L. (2012) Predicting panda passion: Urinary hormone assessment in the Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Poster and proceedings of the 14th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, 10-11th July, Newquay Zoo

Girling, S., Pizzi, R., Richardson, D., Harley, J. and Milne, E. (2012) An acute outbreak of equine dysautonomia (grass sickness) in 8 Przewalski’s horses (Equus ferus przewalskii, Proceedings of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Verona, Italy p118.

Pizzi, R., Campbell-Palmer, R., Girling, S. and Cracknell, J. (2012) Ante-mortem screening of Eurasian beavers (Castor fiber) for Echinococcus multilocularis, Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh Zoo 10th-11th November 2012.

Girling, S.J., Pizzi, R., Devine, C., Martinex-Pereira, Y., Campbell-Palmer, R. and Goodman, G. (2011) Aspects of Veterinary Health Monitoring During Reintroduction of the European Beaver (Castor fiber) to the Wild in Scotland Proceedings of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Lisbon, Portugal 1-5 June p131

Girling S, J., Pizzi, R., Harley, J., Richardson, D. and Philbey, A. (2011) Diagnosis and Management of an Outbreak of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in a Wildlife Park in Scotland, Proceedings of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Lisbon, Portugal 1-5 June p84

Devine, C., Girling, SJ., Pizzi, R. and Martinez-Pereira, Y. (2011) Murmurs are a Common Clinical Finding in Isoflurane Anaesthetised European Beavers (Castor fiber), Proceedings of the European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 June p130.

Girling, S. (2011) Incidence of fungal skin infections in captive reptiles in a referral practice, Proceedings of the British Veterinary Zoological Society 50th Anniversary meeting, 12-13th November Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire pp25-26.

Pizzi, R., Cracknell, J., David, S., Laughlin, D., Rouffignac, M., Girling, S., Broadis, N., Hunt, M. (2011) Welfare advantages of minimally invasive assessment of abdominal disease in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farming., Proceedings of Asia for Animals, Chengdu, China, 10-14 June

Pizzi, R., Cracknell, J., David, S., Laughlin, D., Rouffignac, M., Broadis, N., Girling, S., Hunt, M. (2011) Laparoscopic cholecystectomies in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farming in Vietnam., Proceedings of the European Association of Zoo & Wildlife Veterinarians (EAZWV), Lisbon, 1-5 June p28.

Girling, S.J. (2010) The Use of Plasma Protein Electrophoresis in Reptiles as an Aid to Diagnosis, 1st International Conference on Reptile and Amphibian Medicine (European Meeting of ARAV/AGARK, 4th-7th March Munich, Germany, pp217-219.


Reports

Barclay, D., Girling, S., Hartmann, M., Richardson, D. (2017) Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris) Conservation breeding for reintroduction management guidelines EAZA

Girling, S., Naylor, A. and Campbell-Palmer, R. (2017) Disease Risk Assessment: Eurasian Beaver Reintroduction to Wales, Welsh Government.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Girling, S., and Pizzi, R. (2015) Health and genetic screening report for wild beavers living on the river Otter, Devon Wildlife Trust Commissioned Report, April 2015.

Campbell-Palmer, R., Girling, S, Gow, D. and Lisle, S (2014) Managing wild beavers in Scotland Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 812, Battleby

Campbell-Palmer R, Pizzi R, Dickinson H, Girling S. (2014) Trapping and health screening of free-living beaver within the River Tay catchment, East Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage Commission Report No. 681, Battleby

 

Published Books/Book Chapters

Campbell-Palmer, R., Gow, D., Campbell, R., Dickinson, H., Girling, S., Gurnell, J., Halley, D., Jones, S., Lisle, S., Parker, H., Schwab, G. and Rosell, F. (2016) The Eurasian Beaver Handbook: Ecology and management of Castor fiber Pelagic Publishing Ltd., Exeter.

Girling SJ (2014) Editor of Reptile Sections of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, Eighth Edition, BSAVA, Quedgeley, Glos.

Girling, S. (2014) Chapter 7 Forensic veterinary pathology In: Wildlife Crime A guide to the use of forensic and specialist techniques in the investigation of wildlife crime, Ed. Shorrock, G., DEFRA Forensics Working Group, DEFRA, UK Government, pp64-77 http://www.defra.gov.uk/paw/files/Wildlife-Crime-Forensics-Guide-April-20141.pdf

Girling, S. (2013) Chapter 7: Health and Veterinary Care In (Eds. Campbell-Palmer, R., and Rosell, F) Captive Management Guidelines for Eurasian Beavers (Castor fiber), Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, ISBN 978-0-9513423-5-0, pp56-77

Girling, SJ  (2013) Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets 2nd Edition, sole author on behalf of Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 368 pages.

Fraser, MA and Girling SJ  (2011) Chapter 3 Anatomy and physiology In BSAVA, Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition (Eds Cooper, B., Mullineaux, L. and Turner, L.) BSAVA Quedgeley, Glos.

Atkinson, T, Devaney, J and Girling, SJ  (2011) Chapter 10 Animal handling restraint and transport, In BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition (Eds Cooper, B., Mullineaux, L. and Turner, L.) BSAVA Quedgeley, Glos. Pp228-255.

Girling, S, J. (2011) Chapter 13 Nutrition and Feeding, n BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition (Eds Cooper, B., Mullineaux, L. and Turner, L.) BSAVA Quedgeley, Glos.

Dennis, R., Northwood, S., Lhermette, P., Girling, S. and Butler, J. (2011) Chapter 18 Diagnostic Imaging, In BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition (Eds Cooper, B., Mullineaux, L. and Turner, L.) BSAVA Quedgeley, Glos.

Adams, W., England, G., Hanks, M. and Girling, S.J.  (2011) Reproduction, obstetric and pediatric nursing, In BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing 5th Edition (Eds Cooper, B., Mullineaux, L. and Turner, L.) BSAVA Quedgeley, Glos.

Girling, S. (2011) Editor of Reptile Sections of the BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, Seventh Edition, BSAVA, Quedgeley, Glos.

Girling, S.J. (2010) Chapter 5 - The Welfare of Captive Birds in the Future, In: The Welfare of Domestic Fowl and Other Captive Birds, Eds. Duncan, I.J.H. and Hawkins, P., Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, pp115-136

Fraser, M.A. and Girling, S.J. (2009) Rabbit Medicine and Surgery for Veterinary Nurses, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 240pp (co-authors)

Girling S, J. (2009) Avian Anaesthesia, In: Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses 2nd Edition, Ed. Welsh, E, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp307-322.

Girling S, J. (2009) Reptile Anaesthesia, In: Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses 2nd Edition, Ed. Welsh, E, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp323-339.

Girling, S, J. (2009) Rabbit, Ferret and Rodent Anaesthesia, In: Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses 2nd Edition, Ed. Welsh, E, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp290-306.

Girling SJ (2005) Ch 14, Respiratory Disease, In: Manual of Psittacine Birds 2nd Edition, Eds. Chitty, J. and Harcourt-Brown, N., BSAVA, Quedgeley, pp170-179.

Editor of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Manual of Reptiles (2nd Edition) with Paul Raiti DVM

Girling SJ and Hynes B (2004) Ch 18 Cardiovascular and Haemopoietic Systems, In: Manual of Reptiles 2nd Edition, Eds. Girling, SJ and Raiti, P, BSAVA Quedgeley, Glos, pp243-260.

Fraser, M and Girling SJ (2004) Ch 14 Dermatology, In: Manual of Reptiles, 2nd Edition Eds. Girling SJ and Raiti P, BSAVA, Quedgeley, Glos, pp184-198.