Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgeons deal with those areas of the body that orthopaedic surgeons and neurologists don’t (i.e. most things apart from bones).

This could be for routine or emergency surgery involving the skin, abdominal cavity, chest cavity or for treatment of masses/tumours.

Procedures undertaken include:

  • Abdominal surgery – surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatic and biliary systems including portosystemic shunt treatment, splenectomy, adrenalectomy
  • Thoracic surgery – lung lobectomy, occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus, vascular ring anomalies, chylothorax, pericardiectomy, thymoma removal, diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Urogenital surgery – nephrectomy, cystotomy, ectopic ureter, urethrostomy, prostatic surgery, treatment of urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence, ureteral bypass and SUB placement, laparoscopic neutering
  • Head and neck surgery – laryngeal tie-back, brachycephalic airway syndrome, tracheal collapse, total ear canal ablation, maxillofacial surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, oesophageal surgery
  • Surgical oncology – staging, planning, surgery and reconstruction
  • Wound care and reconstruction

We are keen to perform laparoscopic/thoracoscopic (keyhole) surgeries when possible and when we feel it is an appropriate treatment for the patient. This includes laparoscopic neutering.

Our surgical and medical teams also offer a range of minimally invasive interventional radiology procedures for tracheal stenting, urethral stenting, management of ectopic ureters and incontinence and minimally invasive coil placement for management of intrahepatic shunts. Please see the interventional radiology page for further information.

As a referral service, staffed by recognised surgical specialists and service-dedicated veterinary nurses, we are able to provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic and management options for most soft tissue problems in dogs and cats. The advantage of working in a multi-disciplinary environment means each patient is assessed thoroughly with specialist input available from our anaesthetists, diagnostic imagers and internal medics when required.

We benefit from having a 24-hour staffed intensive care unit for when patients require a significant level of critical care before or after surgery.

If you are a referring veterinary surgeon and would like to discuss or refer a case, please contact our team. We will aim to reply as soon as possible.

Soft Tissue Surgery Facilities

Meet the Soft Tissue Surgery Team

Sam Woods

BSc MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS FHEA MRCVS

Clinical Director/ Co-Founder/ Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Greg Barbour

Hospital Director

John Mosley

BVM&S PhD CertSAS DipECVS FHEA MRCVS

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Nicki Reed

BVM&S CertVR DSAM (Feline) DipECVIM-CA FRCVS

Specialist in Internal Medicine

Nick Bommer

BSc BVM&S DSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

Specialist in Internal Medicine

Ambra Panti

CertVA DipECVAA FHEA MRCVS

Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Alastair Mair

BVM&S Cert VA DipECVAA MRCVS

Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Bárbara Jardim Gomes

IMVM MVM CertAVP (DI) DipECVDI MRCVS

Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Elizabeth Munro

MA Vet MB CertVetOphthal DVR FHEA MRCVS

Diplomate in Veterinary Radiology

Karla Lee

MA VetMB PhD CertSAS DipECVS PGCAP FHEA MRCVS

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Anne French

MVB MBA PhD CertSAM DVC DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology) FHEA MRCVS

Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology

Alexandra Ferreira

DVM (Hons) MRCVS

Clinician in Neurology - Residency Trained

Fiona Whitworth

BVM&S DipECVIM-CA MRCVS

European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Joanna McCagherty

BVMS PGCertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Richard Trotter

BSc (Hons)

Radiographer

Emilia Porter

BVM&S MRCVS AFHEA

Clinician in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Phillip Cai

BSc BVM&S MRCVS

Rotating Intern

Karolina MacIver

BVMS MRCVS BSc (Hons) MRes

Rotating Intern

Angela Ferrier

RVN

Head of Nursing Services

Debbie Morland

DipAVN(Med) A1 V1 CertVNECC AFHEA RVN

Senior Medicine Nurse

Victoria Philp

BSc (Hons) RVN DipHECVN DipAVN

Senior Soft Tissue Nurse

Gemma Bruce

AFHEA RVN

Senior Orthopaedic Nurse

Louise Grieve

BSc(Hons) Dip HE CVN Dip AVN (small animal) RVN

Senior Anaesthesia Nurse

Aislinn Williams

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jennifer Tennant

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Cat Irvine

CertVNES RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Sharmaine Harvey

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Shelley Tait

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Laura Volpe

DipHECVN DipAVN RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Debbie Rennie

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Emma Merry

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Nicola Mallon

BSc (Hons) RVN ISFM DipFN

Veterinary Nurse and Cat Advocate

Heather Grassie

Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Veterinary Nurse

Sammy Innes

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Nicola Waddell

RVN CertVNECC

Workflow Co-ordinator / Veterinary Nurse

Caitlyn Wylie

Veterinary Care Assistant

Diane McQuillan

Veterinary Care Assistant

Marina Hecimovic

Veterinary Care Assistant

Sammy Morrison

Veterinary Care Assistant

Sammy McAully

Veterinary Care Assistant

Nicky Redpath

Theatre Technician

Penny Fraser

Human Resources and Client Care Manager

Claire Fleming

Client Accounts Manager

Claire Henderson

Client Care Advisor

Christie Kerr

Client Care Advisor

Lisa Geddes

Client Care Advisor

Aileen Darling

BVM&S MRCVS

Business Relationship Manager

Marina Calucho Palma

Rotating Intern

Maria Valentina Carrozzo

DVM MVSc ECVAA MRCVS

Clinician in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Residency Trained

Debbie Gow

BVM&S PhD Dip.ECVD FHEA MRCVS

EBVS® European Specialist & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Chris Oliver

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Rohilla Rogers

RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jena Furguson

Veterinary Care Assistant

Lucy Sinclair

Veterinary Care Assistant

Allise Howard

Veterinary Care Assistant

Hazel Scott

Client Care Assistant