Dr. Colin F. Burrows is an Emeritus Professor of medicine and chair of the department of small animal clinical sciences at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. A board-certified veterinary internist, Dr. Burrows specialty is the study of canine and feline gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatic disease. In 1992 he was honored for his international contributions to this field by receiving the Woodrow Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and in 1996 he received the World Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association=s Award for Scientific Achievement. In 2005 he received the Royal Canin award from the American Animal Hospital Association for his contributions to international veterinary medicine. In 2006 Dr Burrows received the WSAVA Award for Service to the Profession and in 2008 he received the XIIth International Veterinary Congress prize from the American Veterinary Medical Association for contributions to international veterinary medicine.
Dr. Burrows is passionate about education, not only for veterinary students but also for veterinary practitioners, particularly those in developing countries. He has delivered continuing education presentations in more than 50 countries and is an honorary member of the British, Austrian and Russian Small Animal Veterinary Associations.
A native of Colchester, Essex, England, Dr. Burrows is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, where he received his BVetMed. degree in 1969. He received a PhD in comparative medical sciences from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and joined the faculty at the University of Florida in that same year. Dr. Burrows is a founder and former CEO of the NAVC, currently serves as president of the WSAVA and as editor in chief of the Global digital edition of Clinician’s Brief.