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We’re not just selling products, we hold a variety of veterinary orthopaedic workshops and events throughout the year both in the UK and the United States.

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We work with leading experts in the field of veterinary orthopaedics

We work alongside some of the most experienced and knowledgeable surgeons in the world. The following leading experts lecture our workshops and use our products, we are delighted to be working with them and we hope you will be too.

  • Scott Rutherford

    BVMS, CertSAS, DipECVS, MRCVS, RCVS & EU Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

    After graduating from Glasgow University in 2001, Scott spent six years in general practice before moving to Croft Veterinary Hospital in Northumberland in 2007 where he completed an ECVS residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2012. Scott became a European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2013 and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in 2014. He spent two years at both North Downs Specialist Referrals and then Willows Referral Services. He is co-founder and director of frank. Pet Surgeons. Scott is actively involved in clinical research and teaching and recently became an Associate Tutor at Chester University .

  • Karl H. Kraus

    DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

    Dr. Kraus is Chief of Small Animal Surgery at Lloyd Veterinary Medical Centre at Iowa State University and diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1985, completed residency training at University of Missouri-Columbia in 1989 and was professor of surgery at Tufts University from 1989 to 2007. He also held a joint appointment at Harvard University where he helped develop neurosurgical procedures on humans at Brigham and Women's Hospital from 1989 to 1998. His major areas of interest include fracture repair, external fixation, ACL repair, spinal stabilization, and neurosurgery.

  • Peter Early

    Clinical Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery, DVM, ACVIM

    Dr. Early is a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He spent two years at Cornell University, where he first completed a small animal rotating internship, followed by a second year as a staff veterinarian. He completed a Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at North Carolina State University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He presently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in Neurology and Neurosurgery at NCSU and provides regular locum work at multiple university and specialty hospitals throughout the country. Dr. Early’s special interests include neurosurgery, specifically decompression and stabilization techniques.

  • Alice Defarges


    Alice Defarges earned her veterinary degree from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d’Alfort, France. She worked in private practice for several years and then moved to North America to specialize. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a small animal internal medicine residency and MSc at the University of Montreal. Dr Alice Defarges joined the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada), as an assistant Professor in internal medicine in 2008. Her area of clinical and research interest are minimally invasive procedures, urology, and gastroenterology. Dr Defarges completed the Hemodialysis Academy course (UC Davis) in 2019. 

  • Rob White

    BSc (Hons) BVetMed CertVA DSAS (Soft Tissue) DiplECVS FRCVS

    Rob was Head of Soft Tissue Surgery at Davies White Veterinary Specialists from 1998 to 2004 before setting up his own referral business. In 2002, he was awarded the BSAVA Simon Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary surgery and was employed as senior soft tissue surgeon at Willows Veterinary Centre. He was appointed Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham and in 2018, was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice

  • Katie Ford


    Katie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012 and has worked in small animal practice ever since. She is passionate about internal medicine, and gained her CertAVP(SAM) in 2016. During a visit to NAVC in 2016, she came across the ALICAM and became one of the first and most experienced UK users of the product during its launch. Katie presented the ALICAM as a clinical abstract at BSAVA in 2017

  • Robert L. Bergman

    DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

    Dr. Bergman received his DVM from The University of Georgia. Following internship, he pursued a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at Virginia-Maryland Region College of Veterinary Medicine. Concurrently, he completed a Master's Degree at Virginia Tech with focus on neuroscience and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. He became a Diplomate of ACVIM speciality of neurology in 2001. Dr. Bergman recently served 5 years and was chair of the ACVIM Neurology Certification Exam Committee. While busy in private practice, he enjoys teaching neurosurgery to residents and those interested in the advancement of veterinary neurosurgery. He has a particular interest in spinal fusion, spinal trauma and neuro-oncology.

  • Bruce Nwadike


    Dr. Bruce Nwadike is a board-certified veterinary surgeon with a special interest in orthopedics, surgical oncology, general and reconstructive surgery. He has co-owned and operated a private referral practice in southern Maryland since 2002 after relocating from NC where he was a faculty surgeon at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has published clinical and original research articles in peer-reviewed journals and also served for 6 years on the editorial review board for the Veterinary Surgery Journal.

  • Sarit Dhupa


    Dr. Dhupa has more than 20 years' experience in speciality veterinary medicine spanning three continents. After graduating from the University of Liverpool Veterinary Medical School, he went on to pursue advanced training in Anesthesia and Critical Care at the Royal Liverpool University Medical Hospital as well as advanced training in Surgery at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He subsequently held a faculty position at the University of Georgia's Veterinary Teaching School. His clinical skills are now focused on minimally invasive surgery including both natural orifice and vascular procedures. Dr. Dhupa has published a landmark series on spinal cord injuries and diseases and is a national and international speaker on topics of neurology, anesthesia, pain management and minimally invasive surgery.

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