Karen is a Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics and a European recognised specialist in Small Animal Surgery. Her main interests are traumatology, limb salvage including the use of prosthetics and novel uses for Vacuum-Assisted Closure.
After graduating from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2005, Karen spent a short period in a busy mixed practice in Kent. Following this she completed an internship at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. After another spell in predominantly surgical small animal practice she completed her residency in Small Animal Surgery at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies from 2007 - 2010.
She joined the RVC in 2010 as a Staff Clinician and gained her ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in February 2011. She accepted a lectureship in Small Animal Orthopaedics later that year.
Perry K, Fitzpatrick N, Johnson J, Yeadon R. Headless self-compressing cannulated screw fixation for treatment of radial carpal bone fracture or fissure in dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2010; 23: 94-101
Perry K, Fitzpatrick N. Tibial Tuberosity Advancement in Two Cats with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Deficiency. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2010; 23: 196-202
Fitzpatrick N, Nikolaou C, Farrell M, Perry K, Girling S, Smith TJ, Yeadon R. The double-arch modified type 1b external skeletal fixator. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2011; 24: 374-382