EBVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Stephen graduated from University College Dublin in 2013, having previously attained a BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry from University College Cork. Following graduation, Stephen undertook a rotating internship in a large multi-disciplinary referral hospital in the northwest of the UK. Post-internship, a move to general practice and subsequently emergency practice confirmed an aspiration to pursue specialist training in small animal surgery, and to that end, he moved home to undertake a specialist internship in small animal surgery at UCDVH.

He commenced as a resident in small animal surgery at University College Dublin in 2016, and completed his residency training in 2020, along with submission of his doctoral thesis on canine antebrachial biomechanics. He remained briefly at UCD as an assistant professor of small animal surgery, before joining the Veterinary Specialists Ireland team. He graduated his Doctoral Studies Degree (DVMS) and successfully completed his ECVS specialist board examinations in July 2021. He has particular interest in the field of trauma surgery, including fracture repair.

What is a Veterinary specialist?

Most conditions that develop in our pets are first evaluated by a primary care veterinarian

If an animal develops a disease or illness requiring advanced care and procedures, they may be referred to a Veterinary Specialist

Veterinary Specialists are veterinarians who have advanced training in various veterinary medical and surgical disciplines and are board certified

Veterinary Specialists work closely with pet owners and the primary care veterinarian to coordinate the best quality of care

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