Orthopaedic Services - Small Animal

Julia Riggs

Personal profile:
Professional history: Following graduation from Cambridge University in 2011, Julia spent a year working in a busy Tier 2 small animal practice in York where she developed a particular interest in small animal surgery. She returned to the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital in September 2012 to complete a 14-month, small animal, rotating internship, where exposure to a referral surgical caseload fuelled her enthusiasm for the surgical discipline. Julia subsequently completed an 8-month period as a Junior Staff Surgeon, working predominantly within the Soft Tissue Surgery department, and was appointed as a Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Small Animal Surgery in June 2014.

Clinical and research interests
Julia is interested in all aspects of small animal surgery, along with the critical care and rehabilitation of surgical patients. She is currently involved in research looking at the outcome of free skin grafting in cats and dogs, the outcome after surgical resection and radiotherapy of oral tumours in dogs, and the outcome of cranial closing wedge ostectomy surgery to treat cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs.