Dr. Cuddon was born in Sydney, Australia and received his veterinary degree from the University of Sydney with first class honors in 1979. Following graduation, Dr. Cuddon completed a 2 year internship at the University of Queensland, before heading to Canada to complete his first residency in small animal medicine at the University of Guelph, Ontario. He went on to complete a second residency (3 years) in neurology and neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis. He attained diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialty of Neurology in 1989.
Dr. Cuddon has had extensive experience in clinical neurology and neurosurgery, having been a university professor at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) for 8 years; at Colorado State University for 11 years; and at Auburn University, Alabama as a locum professor, for 3 years. He continues to teach the Neurology course to students in the professional veterinary program each year at Oregon State University in Corvallis. As well as being a university professor, Dr. Cuddon has worked in specialty clinical practice for 11 years in Loveland, CO; Denver; Seattle; Albuquerque; Austin, TX and, currently at the Animal Medical and Surgical Center.
Dr. Cuddon has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on various aspects of veterinary neurology and has been recognized as one of the preeminent authorities in veterinary electrodiagnostics in the world. He is the author of 28 peer reviewed scientific articles in both human, basic science, and veterinary journals and has authored many book chapters in veterinary neurology. Dr. Cuddon has also authored a book on veterinary electrophysiology.
Dr. Cuddon currently lives in Costa Rica but returns to the US to regularly work at the Animal Medical and Surgical Center in Scottsdale.
Dr. Cuddon’s passions other than teaching and clinical neurology, include yoga, surfing, and attending music concerts (the louder the better).