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About us

ProVetSurg is a team of dedicated peripatetic referral surgeons providing a professional and accessible in house soft tissue, orthopaedic and imaging referral service. We are fortunate to have surgeon availability in the North, South and Greater London.

Our Service

At ProVetSurg we offer a large range of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical procedures as well as an internal imaging service.
We have dedicated surgical nurses available to attend your practice with our surgeons should you need, and we work closely with a physiotherapy service to ensure patients have access to quality rehabilitation.

The Benefits
ProVetSurg provides an accessible in-house referral surgical and imaging service that enables clients to remain close to home, and pets to be treated in a familiar environment with vets and nurses that they already know. Our treatment fees aim to be affordable for a wide range of clients and a fixed fee is agreed at the time of booking to make quoting for your clients easier. Our surgeons arrive with all of the necessary kit and consumables to perform the surgery in your clinic.

The Aim
Our service endeavours to achieve excellent outcomes and client satisfaction. At the heart of this is outstanding communication with your vets and nurses as well as your clients. We always perform a consultation with the client prior to surgery to examine the patient, discuss the case and treatment, aftercare and outcome.

The support
We aim to provide complete support from the moment you refer a patient, throughout our visit to the practice and beyond into aftercare and management of further interventions. Our responsive advice service is accessible via telephone and email and we have a full range of information sheets and physiotherapy videos available as client resources. We provide a speedy free radiograph reporting service to assist referring vets in their discussions with owners.

The Team

Dr Nicci Meadows
RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Nicci graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006 and completed her certificate in small animal surgery in 2013 having worked as the lead surgeon taking external referrals in a large hospital. She has worked as a peripatetic surgeon since 2015, providing soft tissue and orthopaedic referral service to practices in the South of England. In addition, Nicci has spent time locumming as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital at Liverpool University, and at Lumbry Park veterinary specialists, and has lectured for The Webinar Vet. She enjoys all aspects of surgery, but has a particular interest in stifle surgery and elbow arthroscopy.

Dr Rob Quinn
RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Rob graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and subsequently spent four years in general practice in both West Yorkshire and Melbourne, Australia. While working in Australia, he presented and published his first research paper looking at surgical treatment of elbow disease in dogs and, on returning to the UK, he completed a rotating internship at the University of Liverpool before completing his specialist surgical training at Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire. Rob became an EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2019 and an RCVS-recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2020. Rob has published numerous research projects including management of feline trauma, brachycephalic airway surgery, spinal and orthopaedic disease. He has taught extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as lecturing on orthopaedic biomechanics to human orthopaedic surgeons and brings his experience both clinically and in mentoring to the ProVetSurg team.

Dr Heidi Burkinshaw
BSc(Hons) BVetMed PgC(SAS) MRCVS

Heidi graduated from University College London in 1994 with a degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology, she completed a post-graduate degree in Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in 1999. Heidi has always had a passion for surgery and spent the first 19 years of her career honing her surgical skills in roles based in the UK and overseas at Small Animal Hospitals and overseas animal charities. In 2018, Heidi completed her certificate in Small Animal Surgery and began work as a peripatetic surgeon, with a soft tissue and orthopaedic case load. Heidi just loves surgery and is equally happy doing a cruciate or a perineal Hernia .

Dr Chris Nikolaou
RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Chris graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. After graduation he completed Internships in Small Animal Surgery at the same university and Fitzpatrick Referrals. Chris continued working at Fitzpatrick Referrals for a further 6 months as a Research Fellow before returning to Greece to lead his own Orthopaedic Referral Service in Athens. Five years later Chris returned to Fitzpatrick Referrals, working as a manager whilst undergoing advanced further training. Most recently, Chris has founded and led the Orthopaedic Service at a large group of hospital practices in Hampshire. Chris will be joining the ProVetSurg team from October 2021, but you will see him out assisting the other surgeons and meeting practice teams in the meantime.

Dr Ivan Filipovic

Ivan graduated from the University of Zagreb in 2010 and initially worked in mixed practice while earning a Masters in Pharmaceutics. After earning Postgraduate Certification in Small Animal Surgery in 2018, he completed an internship at Willows Referral Service in Solihull, and has since been providing referral surgical services to practices in Leicestershire.

Ivan is happy doing both soft tissue and orthopaedic surgical procedures.

Dr Ana Murta
RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Ana graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Lisbon, Portugal in 2003. She completed a rotational internship in 2006 at a referral practice in Manchester and after working as a GP and OOH veterinarian, she returned to Lisbon in 2008 to work as a soft tissue surgeon at the Faculty's teaching hospital. During that period she developed an interest for minimal invasive surgery and endoscopy, returning to the UK in 2015 to continue training in surgery and laparoscopy. She completed the post-graduation in Small Animal Surgery in 2017 and obtained the RCVS Advance Practitioner status in 2019. Ana continued to work at a hospital in north London as a senior soft tissue surgeon, and she is also responsible for the endoscopy and laparoscopy services. She joined the ProVetSurg team in June 2022 as a soft tissue surgeon.

Dr Ana Afonso

Ana graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon – Portugal in 2012.
During her curricular internship she discovered her passion for ultrasound and has never stopped.
Ana has been working in the UK since 2015, completed the General Practitioner Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging in 2018 and the Post-graduation in Diagnostic Imaging in 2020. She has become a peripatetic ultrasonographer since 2020 after leading the imaging department in busy first opinion hospitals in the UK. Ana enjoys all aspects of ultrasound with a particular emphasis on abdominal ultrasonography. 

Dr Edric Cross
RVCS Advanced Practitioner in
Small Animal Surgery 

Edric is based in West Sussex and qualified from the RVC London in 1986. He began his career in mixed equine and small animal practice before moving to the Isle of Man in 1991 where he became part owner and director of a 5 vet mixed practice obtaining his RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2006 and being accepted as an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in 2016. Edric returned to the UK in 2015 joining a group practice in West Sussex and spending the last 5 years as lead surgeon at the group’s hospital. Edric’s interests cover a broad range of both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery including laparoscopic surgery. Outside of work Edric has an interest in conservation, volunteering for citizen science projects and overseas volunteer veterinary projects. His pastimes include outdoor activities and painting, with a small sideline in pet portrait commissions. 

Dr Samantha Marshall
RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Sam graduated from The University of Cambridge Veterinary School in 1993 and has worked exclusively in small animal practice since. Following 2 years in Cambridgeshire, she moved to the Thames Valley to work within a group of practices, later becoming a clinical director for two hospitals.
She achieved her RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2001 and became an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery in 2015.
Since achieving her certificate Sam has worked as a lead surgeon managing both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical cases, accepting internal and external referrals. In 2019 she joined a multidisciplinary referral centre in Marlow as a soft tissue surgery clinician where she has worked until recently.
Sam enjoys all aspects of surgery but her primary interest lies with soft tissue surgery and is very happy to see a wide variety of soft tissue cases including BOAS cases, oncological resections and reconstruction, maxillofacial surgery, abdominal and perineal surgery, as well as routine orthopaedic cases.

Dr Dan Troup 
Registrar Surgeon

Dan graduated from Liverpool in 1997 after an intercalated BSc (Hons) in veterinary pathology from Edinburgh University. After several years concentrating on surgical skills and developing a high surgical caseload, including time at two UK hospitals, he has started training for advanced practitioner status in small animal surgery. He will be out with the surgeons on a regular basis helping manage workflow efficiently and scrubbing into surgeries.

Bev Morgan
Surgical Nurse

Bev graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010. She has since worked in first opinion practice in Berkshire as Head Nurse and Practice Manager where she was responsible for coordinating the orthopaedic service and nursing orthopaedic patients. Bev joins ProVetSurg to allow us to offer a more complete and versatile service to our practices by accompanying our surgeons as an experienced anaesthetic nurse or scrub assistant.

Lauren Haighton
Surgical Nurse

Lauren qualified as an RVN in 2016 while working for a first opinion practice in Hampshire where she found her love for assisting with orthopaedic surgery. For the last 5 years she has worked at an orthopaedic and neurology referral practice in Surrey, further progressing her orthopaedic knowledge and case coordinating skills. Lauren has a vast array of nursing experience with complex orthopaedic cases alongside organising and managing a large and diverse caseload. Lauren will be assisting with both the administrative and clinical nursing tasks within the ProVetSurg team.

Hannah Stacey
Physiotherapy adviser
PG Dip Veterinary Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, ACPAT Cat A Member

Hannah is a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in Small Animal Veterinary Physiotherapy. Hannah completed her Bsc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2005 and worked for the NHS for 5 years treating humans before completing her PgDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College in 2010. Hannah continued to work for the NHS and treat animals part time until she took over the running of Burnside Animal Rehabilitation Centre in 2014. Burnside offers physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for small animals, creating bespoke rehabilitation plans for animals recovering from surgery and illnesses, to helping pets advancing in years achieve the best quality of life.

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