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Soft Tissue Surgery

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Soft Tissue Surgery

Our soft tissue surgery team include Ivan Doran, Dan Ogden and Elinor Field, who are members of the very highest levels of specialisation of the RCVS (UK), European and American surgical institutions, with national and international reputations. Soft tissue surgery is a varied discipline which covers a vast array of surgical procedures including ear-nose-and-throat, cardiothoracic, hepatic, gastrointestinal, urogenital, oncological and plastic/reconstructive. Our surgeons cater for all of these areas and there is no case which they are not able to receive.

The soft tissue team also have impressive experience in minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques and intravascular image guided procedures; which relieves the need for open surgery on your pet. In fact, members of our soft tissue team were the very first in the UK to treat complex liver circulatory problems using purely intravascular techniques and they also pioneered the use of endoscopically guided laser correction of ectopic ureters (a cause of incontinence).

The soft tissue team uses state-of-the-art equipment and is supported by a fantastic array of full time on-site Specialists in medicine, imaging, oncology, neurology and critical care. Skilled and experienced veterinary nurses underpin this work and our hospital guarantees 24-hour clinician and nursing care for all patients.
See Ivan operating with colleagues in Valencia, Spain (Universidad Catolica de Valencia) to correct a portosystemic shunt via a minimally invasive intravascular technique:


“I still can’t find words that do justice to this amazing team of kind professionals. Each one of them deserves an accolade for their hard work, dedication and exemplary care of all of us. We have had amazing communication, support and literally a shoulder to cry on when things got worrying. Even when they are under pressure, they always take the time to make you feel valued and cared for.”

Blue’s owner

the team

Ivan Doran, RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery at Highcroft Referrals

Ivan Doran

Specialist Surgery Consultant

Elinor Field, specialist in small animal surgery at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals

Elinor Field

Specialist Surgery Consultant

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