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Soft Tissue Surgery

Terry-Emmerson

Terry Emmerson

MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS FRCVS

RCVS Specialist Small Animal Surgery
EBVS® European Specialist Small Animal Surgery

After graduating from Cambridge University 1994, Terry completed an internship and a 3 year residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. After leaving the Royal Veterinary College, he co-founded North Downs Specialist Referrals.

Terry became a recognised European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and a recognised RCVS Specialist in 2006. He has been Examiner and Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Small Animal Surgery as well as a member of the RCVS Surgery Board.  He is currently a Trustee of the British College of Veterinary Specialists.

Terry recently contributed to the BSAVA manual of Surgical Principles and lectures regularly on surgical topics. He has vast experience of all aspects of surgery, but has particular interest in cancer surgery and is a member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO).

Terry was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice (MCCP) in 2016.

Benito-de la Puerta

Benito de la Puerta

CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS

RCVS Specialist Small Animal Surgery
EBVS® European Specialist Small Animal Surgery

After qualifying from the University of Madrid in 1997, Benito was awarded a three year clinical scholarship at the same university, with particular emphasis on anaesthesia and critical care. In 2002 Benito undertook an internship at the Royal Veterinary College. After a period in general practice, he returned to the RVC to complete a three year residency in Small Animal Surgery. The residency included extensive training in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Benito has been working as a full time surgeon at NDSR since October 2008, becoming a European recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2010 and an RCVS recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2011.

Benito has been invited to speak at both national and international veterinary meetings and is very interested in the training of general practitioners. He actively participates in the training of Spanish veterinarians, teaching in Spain on a regular basis.  He has also published multiple veterinary articles in national and international journals. Benito has particular interest in surgical oncology and thoracic surgery, as well as arthroscopy and joint surgery.

Nicola-Kulendra

Nicola Kulendra

BVetMed CertVDI DipECVS MRCVS

EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Nicola graduated from The Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and worked for 12 months in general practice. She returned to the RVC in 2007 as Junior Clinical Training Scholar (intern). After a year in practice in Caterham she obtained the position of Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Resident) in Small Animal Surgery in 2009.

Nicola passed the board certifying examination of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2013 and is now a EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. Nicola joined NDSR in 2018. She completed a clinical masters programme (MVetMed) and obtained her certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (CertVDI) in 2011.

Her main areas of interest include ureteric obstruction, portosystemic shunts and oncologic (cancer) surgery.

Ben-Kaye

Ben Kaye

BVSc MANZCVS MRCVS

Clinician in Small Animal Surgery

Ben graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2009 and then undertook several internships in both large (equine) and small animals (UK, USA, Australia), as well as working in a diverse general practice for two years. Following this, Ben successfully completed his surgical residency at the Royal Veterinary College in 2018 and remained there as a staff clinician in small animal surgery.

Ben has published on brachycephalic airway syndrome (BOAS) and also on cardiopulmonary disease in dogs, although he is interested in all aspects of small animal surgery.

Emma-Hall

Emma Hall

BVSc BSAVAPGCertSAS MRCVS

Clinician in Small Animal Surgery

Emma graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and then spent three years working in several small animal practices in Brighton and Oxfordshire. Emma completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Glasgow in 2014 and a surgical internship at Fitzpatrick Referral Centre in 2015 before starting her Small Animal Surgery Residency at Willows Referral Centre in 2016. Emma completed her certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2018 and is due to sit her diploma examinations at the beginning of 2020. 

Emma has published research on the use of 3D-printed patient specific osteotomy guides but is interested in all aspects of Small Animal Surgery.

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