BVM&S Cert SAS DSAS(Orth) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
Simon graduated from Edinburgh in 1997 and spent seven years in mixed practices in Warwickshire and Lancaster. In 2005 he started a three-year residency in small animal orthopaedic and spinal surgery at the renowned Willows Referral Service in Solihull. After completing the residency, he and his wife Louise established Kentdale Veterinary Orthopaedics in 2008. Simon was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2005 and the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) in 2010 before being admitted to the RCVS Register of Recognised Specialists the following year. He is an Associate Tutor for the University of Chester and is involved with teaching and examining the CPD Solutions Postgraduate Certificate in Surgery course to qualified vets. For the last two years has been appointed as an examiner for the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) which is a Specialist level qualification that allows successful candidates to become Recognised Specialists.
His clinical interests include arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, complex fracture repair and spinal surgery and the treatment of end stage joint disease. He heads up our highly successful hip joint replacement and elbow joint resurfacing services at Kentdale.
Out of work he lives in a menagerie with his (long-suffering) wife, two teenage kids, two dogs, three cats, two horses, a mischievous Shetland pony called Thunderpants and a half blind chicken. His hobbies include watching wildlife, particularly the local Roe and Red deer, scuba diving and downhill skiing.