Matija Mesko

Matija graduated from the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 2016, during his time in university he developed an interest in surgery and volunteered at Department for Surgery University of Zagreb for two years alongside busy student life. After graduating, Matija continued to work in a surgical role at the University before moving to the UK in…

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Dr Eugenio Gaudio

Eugenio graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2016. Soon after graduation, he underwent a three-year clinically oriented PhD program in Veterinary Science focusing on postoperative pain assessment, working alongside the University of Padova’s anaesthesia and surgical team.  Being very keen on clinical research and a great wildlife enthusiast, Eugenio spent…

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Simone Anesi

Simone graduated from the University of Parma (Italy) in 2010 and subsequently spent four years in general practice. He then completed two internships,  the first in a busy, orthopaedic biased referral centre in Merseyside, the second at Willows. In 2017 he embarked on a four year combined small animal surgery residency, and master’s in veterinary…

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Luis Moreira

Luis graduated from the University of Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in Portugal in 2011. He then spent seven years working in Portugal and Ireland as a general practitioner. In 2019, Luis first joined the Willows team as a rotating internship, followed by a surgical internship at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals. In 2020, Luis obtained…

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Kine Elmenhorst

Kine graduated from the University of Nottingham Veterinary School in 2015 with a strong interest in small animal surgery. Since graduating, Kine has spent a few years in General Practice and completed both a rotating internship at Dick White Referrals and a surgical internship at Fitzpatrick Referrals before joining Willows surgical team in July ’20…

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Alexis Bilmont

Alexis graduated from the Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort (France) in 2006. From 2007 to 2013, he worked as an intern and assistant in surgery at the Veterinary School of Toulouse, and at subsequently at several referral practices in the south of France. He returned to the Veterinary School of Toulouse in 2013 to undertake a…

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Dr Kinley Smith

Kinley graduated from Cambridge University in 2000 and spent 7 years in small animal practice in Derbyshire and Cheshire, gaining the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2006. In 2007 he began doctoral training at the University of Liverpool investigating the mechanisms of cruciate ligament disease in dogs. This research was very successful and in…

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Toby Gemmill

Toby graduated from the University of Bristol and following a number of years in primary care practice he completed a Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Glasgow. He holds the RCVS and ECVS Diplomas in Small Animal Surgery, and an MVM for research into canine elbow dysplasia. Toby was awarded Fellowship of…

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Jonathan Pink

A graduate of King’s College London (1992) and the Royal Veterinary College (1997), Jonathan initially worked in mixed practice in Nottinghamshire before moving to a large small animal practice in Berkshire where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. In 2002 Jonathan started his Specialist training, embarking on a three year residency in…

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Hollie Horton

Hollie graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2017 and moved to South Wales where she spent a few years in general practice developing her love of small animal surgery. In 2020, Hollie first joined the Willows team as a rotating intern, which was then followed by a surgical internship at Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and…

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