Author; Hannah Campbell BSc (Hons), RVN.

Hannah graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2019. During training she was regularly
involved in the nursing care of British and French bulldog caesarean sections. This inspired her honours project on the nursing implications of over-breeding brachycephalic dogs. It was published in The Veterinary Nurse in 2020. After qualifying, Hannah worked in a small animal hospital in Bermuda before moving to Wales, where she now works in a first opinion practice. She has a keen interest in providing education about brachycephalic dogs and has had articles published on the topic in VNJ in 2021 and in November 2022 (Part 1 of this series).

DOI: 10.56496/RGWF9084

ABSTRACT As a result of the large increase in brachycephalic dog breed ownership, veterinary
professionals have had greater involvement in their care, especially in relation to caesarean sections. As
discussed in Part 1 of this series (VNJ, November 2022), veterinary professionals should encourage
preoperative testing to minimise breeding for extreme conformation traits. This second part of the series focuses on perioperative care of the regnant brachycephalic bitch, from admission for surgery through to recovery, as well as appropriate communication with breeders/owners throughout.
Keywords brachycephalic, nursing, c-section, caesarean, breeding

To cite this article: Campbell, H. (2023) Brachycephalic caesarean nursing care Part 2 Perioperative care. VNJ 38(4) pp27-33