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Helen Wilson, American and RCVS Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care at Highcroft Referrals

Helen Wilson

American and RCVS Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care
  • BVSc(Hons)
  • MVetMed

After qualifying from Bristol University, Helen worked in private first opinion small animal practice, before starting a one-year internship programme at the Royal Veterinary College, during which she developed a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care.

Following her internship, she undertook a three-year residency in Emergency and Critical Care, also at the Royal Veterinary College. Helen is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Emergency and a RCVS Recognised Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care.

Helen joined Highcroft in 2012 to set up the Emergency and Critical Care referral service and is supported by a team of highly experienced veterinary nurses and vets, who provide around-the-clock care for critical cases. Helen has a special interest in polytrauma, sepsis and toxicology.

She also played a major role in setting up the internship programme at Highcroft for newly qualified veterinary surgeons and runs many lectures and seminars for vets and nurses.


Bilateral bronchial stent deployment for palliative treatment of a compressive intrathoracic mass. Borgeat K, Simpson K, Reese D, Wilson H, Potter J, Ogen D Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports (2018) 4(1), 1-6

How to utilize blood gas analysis in practice. Wilson HE Companion (2014), October 16-23

In vitro study of the effects of dog food on the adsorptive capacity of activated charcoal. Wilson HE & Humm KR. Journal of Veteirnary Emergency and Critical Care (2013) 23(3), 263-267

Ehrlichia canis infection in a dog with no history of travel outside the United Kingdom. HE Wilson et al. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2013) 54, 425-427

Surgical treatment of an intracranial epidermoid cyst in a dog. De Decker S, Davies E, Benigni L, Wilson H, Pelligand L, Rayner EL, Shihab N, Volk HA. Veterinary Surgery (2012) 41(6), 766-771

Signs of left heart volume overload in severely anaemic cats.  HE Wilson et al. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2010) 12, 904-909

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