DWR Staff | Head of Orthopaedics

Mark Bush


RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Honorary Associate Professor, University of Nottingham

Mark qualified from Cambridge University in 1999 and remained there as an intern for the Orthopaedic Team. He then worked for 4 years as a hospital surgeon in a large and busy small animal first opinion practice. He sat the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and then embarked on a Specialist surgical training programme at Bristol University and in private referral practices. He passed the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery. Mark joined DWR in 2012. His professional interests cover many aspects of small animal orthopaedics, but particularly the areas of orthopaedic trauma, developments in joint replacement surgery and the management of angular limb deformities. He has published a number of papers in major international veterinary surgical journals and continues to perform clinical research in veterinary orthopaedics.


Barnes, D.C., T. Trinterud, Owen, M.R. and Bush, M.A. (2016) Short-term outcome and complications of TPLO using anatomically contoured locking compression plates in small/medium breed dogs with ‘excessive’ tibial plateau angle, J. small Anim. Pract. In Press.

Greeff, D.R., Bush, M.A. and Owen, M.R. (2014) Management of carpal hyperextension injury in a cat using combined temporary transarticular internal and external skeletal fixation. J. feline Med. Surg. 16: 842-845.

Witte, P.G., Bush, M.A. and Scott, H.W. (2014) Management of feline distal tibial fractures using a hybrid external skeletal fixator. J. small Anim. Pract. 55: 571-578.

Woodbridge, N., Knuchel-Takano, A., Brissot, H., Nelissen, P., Bush, M. and Owen M.R. (2014) Accuracy evaluation of a two-wire technique for osteotomy positioning in the tibial plateau levelling procedure. Vet. comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 27: 8-13.

Bush, M.A., Sibley, P., Owen, M.A., Burton, N.J., Owen, M.R. and Colborne, G.R. (2012) Inverse dynamics evaluation of the tibial tuberosity advancement procedure for cranial cruciate ligament failure in dogs. Vet. Surg. 41: 471-481.

Hermer, J.V., Bush, M.A., Whiting, C., and Langley-Hobbs, S.J. (2012) Healing of patellar fractures in two kittens. Vet. comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 25: 155-159.

Bush, M.A., Bowlt ,KL.,. Gines, J.A. and Owen, M.R. (2011) Effect of use of different landmark methods on determining stifle angle and on calculated tibial tuberosity advancement. Vet. comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 24: 205-210.

Harris, K.P., Moores, A.P., Butterworth, S. and Bush, M.A. (2011) Three cases of accessorioulnar arthrodesis to address accessory carpal bone subluxation or fracture. Vet. Rec. 161: 181.

Szabo, D., Saveraid, T.C., Mariono-Henry, K., Bush, M.A.and Rodenas, S. (2010) Invasion of fat into the brain case in a cat. Vet. Rec. 167: 65-66.

Witte, P.G., Bush, M.A. and Scott, H.W. (2010) Propagation of a partial incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in an American Cocker Spaniel. J. small. Anim. Pract. 51: 591-593.

Bush, M.A. and Owen, M.R (2009) Modification of the approach to the caudal cervical spine through a ventral incision via resection of the manubrium in a dog. Vet. comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 22: 514-516.

Bush, M.A. and Owen, M.R. (2009) Type-IV variant Monteggia fracture with concurrent proximal radial physeal fracture in a domestic shorthaired cat. Vet. comp. Orthop. Traumatol. 22: 225-228.

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