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Orthopaedic Surgery


Esteban Gonzàlez-Gasch


RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Esteban graduated in Barcelona in 2002, then spent 3 years working in the veterinary teaching hospital of the University of Barcelona, during which he completed a rotating internship. This enabled him to start a residency programme in small animal surgery just outside Paris, under the supervision of Dr Jean-François Bardet. He obtained his ECVS Diploma in 2014 and has worked as a Specialist in Surgery in referral centres in the UK and Spain.

He joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists in 2017 and has an interest in both orthopaedic and soft tissue (including minimally invasive) surgery.

A.Maldonado-Moreno, M.Blanchart, P.Clemente-Vicario, E.Gonzalez-Gasch, L.Feo-Bernabe (2019) Multimodal treatment approach in a case of feline ventral abdominal angiosarcoma. Vet Rec Case Rep

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, E. Monnet (2015) Comparison of single port access versus multiple port access systems in elective laparoscopy: 98 dogs (2005-2014).  Veterinary Surgery 44(7):895-9

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, P.Rivier, J.F. Bardet. (2013) Free proximal cortical ulnar autograft for the treatment of distal radial osteosarcoma in a dog. Canadian Veterinary Journal 54(2): 162–166.

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, J.J. Labruyère, J.F. Bardet (2012) Computed Tomography of ununited anconeal process in the dog. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 25(6):498-505

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, Pertierra Garcia, Puyol Catala, Boixeda Closa (2017) Dynamic chronic rectal obstruction causing severe colonic dilatation in a cat.

  • Mast cell tumours (not yet removed)
  • Soft tissue sarcomas (not yet removed)
  • Tumours of the mouth
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Chronic otitis
  • Brachycephalic obstructive airways syndrome (BOAS)
  • Open wounds, trauma
  • Urinary incontinence, ectopic ureter
  • Porto-systemic shunt (sometimes seen by Internal Medicine first)
  • Lameness
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Bone fractures

Naomi Shimizu


Clinician in Surgery

Naomi graduated from the Veterinary School of Alfort (Paris, France) in 2011. After working in private practice for a year in Paris, she completed a surgical internship in the University of Tokyo (Japan). Then, Naomi moved to the UK, and after working in first opinion practice in Wiltshire, she completed a rotating internship in the University of Bristol and a locum internship in soft tissue surgery in the University of Liverpool.

In 2015 Naomi started a 3 year residency program in surgery at the University of Liege (Belgium).

In August 2018 Naomi returned to the UK after completing her residency. She locumed for the University of Bristol before coming to Southfields

Naomi has a dog, a cat as well as poison dart frogs and alpine newts. She enjoys cooking and going to see her family in France or in Japan

Shimizu N, Hamaide A, Dourcy M, Noël S, Clercx C, Teske E. Evaluation of urinary and serum level of chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 as a potential biomarker in canine urothelial tumours. Vet Comp Oncol. 2019 Mar;17(1):11-20

Calvo Carrasco D, Minier K, Shimizu N, Ragetly G, Huynh M. Surgical management of a traumatic elbow luxation with circumferential suture prostheses in a rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) J Exotic Pet Medicine 2018 27(3):38-42 

Shimizu N, Tarlton J, Friend E, Doran I, Parsons K. Tensile Comparison of Polydioxanone, Polyglyconate, and Barbed Glycolide-Trimethylene Carbonate Suture in Canine Cadaveric Tensor Fascia Lata. Vet Surg. 2017 Jan;46(1):89-94

Calvo Carrasco D, Dutton TA, Shimizu N, Sabater M, Forbes NA. Distraction Osteogenesis Correction of Mandibular Ramis Fracture Malunion in a Juvenile MuteSwan (Cygnus olor). J Avian Med Surg. 2016 Mar;30(1):30-8

Shimizu N, Warren-Smith CM, Langley-Hobbs SJ, Burton NJ, Kulendra E, Bradley K, Bowen E, Holdsworth A, Parsons KJ. Inter- and intraobserver agreement in interpretation of CT features of medial coronoid process disease. J Small Anim Pract. 2015 Dec;56(12):707-13.


Carlos Rubiños


Surgical Intern

Carlos graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2011 and worked in the University Teaching Hospital of Lugo for two years. During this time he completed a rotating internship, developed a strong interest in small animal surgery and subsequently moved to the UK to pursue further specialisation.

He then completed a second rotating internship before achieving a Postgraduate Certificate from the University of Nottingham and spending two years in general practice. He has published in scientific journals and is currently studying towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Carlos joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists as a surgical intern in April 2018. He is particularly enthusiastic about such areas as regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery and complex fracture management.