Elvin Kulendra


RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2006, Elvin subsequently completed a rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the same institution. After a period in general practice, he returned to the RVC to complete a residency in small animal surgery. During that time he completed a masters in feline tarsal injuries and completed his RCVS certificate in veterinary diagnostic imaging. Elvin became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2012 and is currently a European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. He was senior lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedics, clinical lead for the Total Hip Replacement programme and Deputy Head of Orthopaedics at the RVC prior to leaving in 2018.

Elvin has authored numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and contributed to a number of books such as Clinical Reasoning in Small Animal Practice. He regularly lectures nationally and internationally and is currently national and regional faculty for AO. Elvin was previously the Education Chairman for the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association and was responsible for organisation of the scientific meetings each year. His clinical interests include total hip arthroplasty, the use of 3D printing to treat orthopaedic conditions and trauma. Elvin was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice (MCCP) in 2020.