Department: Clinical Sciences and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Orthopaedics, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

 Elvin is a European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and a Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. He is currently the Deputy Head of Small Animal Orthopaedic team.

Elvin completed his undergraduate training at the Royal Veterinary College and subsequently completed a rotating small animal surgery and medicine internship at the same institution.  Following his internship Elvin worked as a veterinary assisstant in a small animal hospital as a general practioner for one year.  After this time Elvin returned to the Royal veterinary College to complete a small animal surgery residency at the Royal veterinary College. 

 Elvin completed his masters in 2011, investigating tarsal instabilty in cats.  During his residency he also completed his certificate in veterinary diagnostic imaging.  Elvin is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a RCVS specialist in small animal surgery.  He is currently a Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics. He has written numerous scientic articles as well as book cahapters. He currently is a faculty memeber of AO and involved teaching the wider veterinary community fracture management and orthopaedic techniques. Elvin is currently the education chair of BVOA. His clinical interests include trauma and total hip replacements.

Elvin's research interest remain broad, but has been awarded a grant by Petsavers to investigate the efficacy of arthroscopy in the treatment of medial coronoid process disease in the dog.  

• Evaluation of the transarticular External Skeletal Fixator for the treatment of tarsocrural instability in 32 cats. Kulendra E, Grierson J, Okushima S, Cariou M, House A Vet Comp Traumatol 2011; 24(5), 320-325

• Computed tomography assessment of the efficacy of arthroscopy in the treatment of medial coronoid disease – a prospective clinical study. Kulendra E, Tivers M, Lamb CR, Grierson J BSAVA Congress Proceedings 2011 – Clinical Research Abstracts.

• Retrospective study of Achilles mechanism disruption in 45 dogs. Corr SA, Draffan D, Kulendra E, Carmichael S, Brodbelt D Vet Rec. 2010 Sep 11;167(11):407-11

• Stabilization of sacroiliac luxation in 40 cats using screws inserted in lag fashion. Shales C, Moores A, Kulendra E, White C, Toscano M, Langley-Hobbs S Vet Surg 2010 Aug:39(6): 696-700

• Cavitary pulmonary lesion associated with Aspergillus fumigatus infection in a German shepherd dog. Kulendra E, Halfacree Z, Goggs R, Dennis S, Summers B, Lamb CR, Brockman D J Small Anim Pract. 2010 May;51(5):271-4

• Necrotising fasciitis with sub-periosteal Streptococcus canis infection in two puppies. Kulendra E, Corr SA Vet Comp Traumatol 2008; 21 (5): 474-7

• Management of peristomal tissue necrosis following prepubic urethrostomy in a cat. Jordan CJ, Kulendra E, Perry KL, Halfacree ZJ. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2012 Sep 13;25(5):433-7.

• Osteochondritis dissecans-like lesion of the intercondylar fossa of the femur in a dog. Kulendra E, Lee K, Schoeniger S, Moores AP Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2008;21(2):152-5

• Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour in the nasal cavity of a dog. Swinbourne F, Kulendra E, Smith K, Leo C, Ter Haar G: J Small Anim Pract. 2013 Oct Epub ahead of print

• Management of bilateral ureteral trauma using ureteral stents and subsequent subcutaneous ureteral bypass devices in a cat. Kulendra E, Kulendra N, Halfacree Z. J Feline Med Surg. 2013 Oct 30 Epub ahead of print

• Management of metacarpal and metatarsal fractures. E Kulendra: Veterinary Irish Journal 2014:4(2): 94-97

Elvin is involved with the teaching of both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery to final year clinical students on their clinical rotations. He has also lectured on nurse and veterinary CPD training and is actively involved in training and supervision of interns and residents on clinics. 


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