Dick White Referrals

Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue includes tendons, ligaments, skin, fat, muscles and blood vessels. The Soft Tissue Surgery service is concerned with the treatment of conditions where surgery of areas other than the bones/joints and nervous system is indicated.

Staff Members

Jackie Demetriou

Head of Soft Tissue Surgery

Georga T. Karbe

Consultant, Soft Tissue Surgery

Darren Barnes

Consultant, Small Animal Surgery

Rachel Hattersley

Consultant in Small Animal Surgery

Daniela Murgia

Consultant, Soft Tissue Surgery

Rob Quinn

Consultant, Small Animal Surgery


The members of our highly qualified team of Soft Tissue Surgeons routinely perform many types of surgical procedure, including:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Upper airway surgery
  • Urogenital surgery
  • Vascular surgery (arteries and veins)
  • Wound care and reconstruction

Our Specialists also undertake a wide range of reconstructive surgeries and are experts in wound management.

We are constantly seeking to develop minimally invasive surgical techniques, which reduce surgical trauma and decrease or eliminate exposure to general anaesthesia.

We are one of a very few veterinary referral centres in Europe to offer interventional radiology, which involves the replacement of traditional surgical approaches with advanced imaging techniques. This sophisticated procedure allows instruments to be passed via blood vessels and airways to areas of the body which, previously, would have been inaccessible without invasive surgery.

Please select ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ from the menu on the left to gain further information regarding soft tissue surgery. Also, please remember that your consultant will be pleased to answer any further questions you may have.

Specialist Referral Services

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