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Surrey animal hospital expands expert team

Award-winning small animal hospital North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) has expanded its expert team.

The Linnaeus-owned referral centre in Bletchingley, Surrey, has recruited soft tissue surgeon Heather Williams, who has a keen interest in wound management and reconstruction, and oncological surgery.

Heather joins NDSR from the University of Liverpool’s Small Animal Teaching Hospital, where she worked as a clinician and lecturer in small animal surgery.

Heather said: “I am delighted to join NDSR and be part of an experienced, dedicated team which offers such a high level of multi-disciplinary care to our patients, owners and referring practices.”

Hospital director Gerry Polton added: “We’re pleased to have Heather on board and are confident she will make a significant contribution here at NDSR.

“We have a talented soft tissue service which deals with routine and emergency surgical cases, and Heather’s experience and expertise is a welcome addition to the department.”

Heather graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011, and after working in small animal general practice, returned to the University in 2014 to undertake a Junior Clinical Training Scholarship.

She stayed at the University in an internship role as a small animal orthopaedic assistant while completing prospective clinical research to attain an MSc.

Heather subsequently completed a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Surgery alongside a Masters in Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College.

NDSR offers specialist-led services in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, soft tissue surgery and spinal surgery.

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Soft tissue surgeon Heather Williams has joined the team at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley, Surrey.

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