We’re delighted to announce that Gerry Polton has been appointed as our new hospital director.
Gerry, who joined NDSR in 2008, is an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Oncology and an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Oncology. He has taken the top role here, having been clinical director at the hospital since 2012.
A leading figure within the industry, Gerry has published scientific literature and lectured across the world on a range of cancer subjects including lymphoma, mast cell tumours, lung tumours, insulin-producing tumours and novel anti-cancer therapies.
He also chairs and participates in a number of European oncology research projects and has a particular interest in collaborative clinical research.
Commenting on his elevation to Hospital Director at Linnaeus-owned NDSR, Gerry said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role, working alongside an incredibly talented and committed team.
NDSR has achieved so much over the years, not only with cutting-edge treatments and procedures, but also with the implementation of an innovative new nursing structure, an industry-leading internship programme and being amongst the first veterinary hospitals to achieve a Green iiE award, to name just a few.
These accomplishments simply show the diverse and dedicated nature of the team we have here and, together, we are looking forward to continuing to provide the very best possible care of our patients and service to clients and referring vets.”
Gerry said among his key aims in the new role would be to oversee a transformation of the way the Specialist team is managed, adding: “I want to create opportunities for our amazing team to develop into leadership roles, giving more autonomy to individual services and improving communication between services and management.
The restructuring of our nursing and client care teams in recent years has been really positive. I look forward to giving our Specialist clinicians the same possibilities.
From a care quality perspective, we always want to improve, and I look forward to harnessing innovative ideas and tools that might lead to better outcomes for pets and their families.
The care, compassion and expertise that are exhibited by everyone every day are remarkable. One of the most impressive aspects of being part of this team is the exceptional culture of support and collaboration that has been nurtured over the years by my predecessor, Terry Emmerson, who will now be focusing on his role as Medical Director for Linnaeus referral centres.
It is a massive privilege to now assume leadership of the NDSR family.”
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