Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Cardiovascular and Renal Biology, CPCS (Research Programme)

Clinical Groups: Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery

Vicky is an RCVS & EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Head of Small Animal Surgery and Clinical Director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

Vicky graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 1996 and undertook a Small Animal Internship at the RVC. After a period working in small animal practice in Surrey she completed a Small Animal Surgery Clinical Training Scholarship at the RVC, achieving the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2002. Following a period in private referral practice Vicky returned to the RVC in March 2003 where she is now Professor, Head of Small Animal Surgery and Clinical Director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

Vicky’s clinical research interests include the investigation and treatment of congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs and cats, as well as the role of laser therapy in wound healing.

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Vicky teaches veterinary and nursing undergraduates and is also regularly invited to speak on a variety of post-graduate veterinary CPD courses and at veterinary conferences. Vicky is the author of several book chapters and co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Surgical Principles.

Vicky is interested in all aspects of Soft Tissue Surgery and particularly enjoys wound management and reconstruction, oncologic surgery, thoracic surgery and abdominal surgery, including urogenital surgery, gastrointestinal surgery and portosystemic shunt attenuation.

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