Orthopaedic Services - Small Animal

Richard Whitelock
BVetMed DVR DSAS (Orth) DipECVS MRCVS

Professional history
Richard Whitelock is Director of Small Animal Surgery and brings with him a wealth of experience and a passion for veterinary surgery. Richard has clinical responsibility for orthopaedic cases, and management responsibilities for the Surgical Service.

Richard Whitelock was recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery in 1998 and is also a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (https://www.ecvs.org/animal-owners/faqs.php). Heading up the Orthopaedic service at Davies Veterinary Specialists for over 17 years has given him extensive experience in the field of Small Animal Surgery.

Richard was President of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011 and has been Chair of the Diploma Examination Committees for both the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

A graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, Richard qualified in 1989 and undertook his surgery training at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge between 1994 and 1998.

Professional specialism and interests
Elbow dysplasia
Cruciate ligament injuries
Fracture repair
Arthroscopic surgery
Joint replacement