Referrals and Support

Soft Tissue Surgery


Catherine Sturgeon, BVetMed, CertSAS, DipECVS, MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

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Catherine is an RCVS and ECVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Surgery, with veterinary experience of over 20 years. Catherine offers a visiting service for any of our patients with more complex surgical needs. Firstly, this means you can have your pet treated alongside the vets, nurses and reception staff you know and trust. In addition it means that most patients are able to return home for recuperation the same day. Catherine has expertise in clinical conditions from nose to tail and will tailor the treatment required to your pet. She will explain and discuss everything with you and then you can decide if the treatment plan is right for you and your pet. Catherine has always had a deep respect and love for all creatures. She enjoys walking and observing wildlife and currently has two much loved pets, Percy the black and white cat and Lady Bird the Lurcher.


Rory Paton, BVSc, CertAVP, MRCVS

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Rory is our visiting Orthopaedic surgeon. He performs many of our more complex orthopaedic procedures, assisted by our vets and qualified veterinary nurses. As a result this means you don’t necessarily have to travel miles with your pet to have treatment in unfamiliar surroundings.

Rory graduated from Liverpool Vet School in 1996. His primary passions are orthopaedic surgery, trauma, cruciate ligament pathology and treatment. He also has a keen interest in the development of new orthopaedic surgical techniques and instrumentation.


Jerry Shimali, BVSc, DipECVDI, MRCVS, European Specialist In Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

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In some cases your pet may require diagnostic imaging and interpretation which is more complex than we are able to offer, despite the skill of our vets and the sophistication of our existing equipment. This is where Jerry and his wife Anna come in. They are able to utilise the most sophisticated ultrasound equipment and their many years of skill to interpret even the most subtle of changes. If required, samples can also be collected and sent off for analysis. All of this is able to be done, once again, in surroundings that you are familiar with. Additionally, they will interpret our x-rays of your pet in those more complex and crucial cases.

Jerry graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1995. He subsequently spent the next twelve years in small animal/equine practice. In 2006 he gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. 2007 saw a return to the University of Liverpool to undertake a residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In 2011, Jerry gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.


Iain Grant, BVSC, Dip ACVIM (Oncology), MRCVS

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If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer and they are a suitable candidate for chemotherapy we are able to offer a range of treatment protocols with support and guidance from Veterinary Oncologist, Iain Grant. Iain qualified from Bristol University in 1990 and worked in general practice for twelve years.  In 2007, he completed a residency in the United States and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of oncology.

Iain is a recognised Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Oncology Specialist. He consults with our vets and advises on the best treatment for your pet. In addition, he is able to supply us with a range of chemotherapy medications in both injectable and oral forms, Consequently, we now have access to the most up to date advice and chemotherapy options should your pet unfortunately be affected by cancer. With the help of Chemopet, oncology consultations and treatment can be provided for your pet by our vets on site and at a time that is most convenient for you. Referral to an external practice will always be recommended if we believe this is the best treatment option