Fab Doctor Stabile Joins Southfields

November 12, 2019

A veterinary centre of excellence in Essex is adding another top specialist to its talented team of experts.

Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Laindon, which is part of the Linnaeus Group, has recruited the highly-respected Dr Fabio Stabile to join its neurology and neurosurgery unit.

Fabio will begin work at Southfields in January, teaming up with clinician Marco Ruggeri, with the highly-experienced specialist Dr Ane Uriarte, from the prestigious Tufts University in USA, joining forces with them in the spring.

Dr Stabile said: “I am delighted to be joining Southfields Veterinary Specialists in the new year as a Consultant in neurology and neurosurgery.

“It is an extremely exciting time to be joining Southfields and their team of renowned and successful specialists, especially as this is a strong time of growth in their neurology/neurosurgery discipline.

“The imminent move of the Southfields team to a new, state-of-the-art hospital with the possibility of creating a new phenomenal environment and ‘family’ is really exciting!”

Southfields is scheduled to move into their new, purpose-built, £11 million home next summer.

At 40,000 sq ft, it will make Southfields one on the largest vet referral centres in the UK boasting the latest, cutting edge equipment and embracing the most modern techniques and applications in animal treatment and care.

The neurology and neurosurgery unit is set to become an industry-leading facility and Dr Stabile is keen to play his part.

He graduated from Padova University (Italy) in 2003 before successfully completing a three-year PhD in veterinary clinical sciences at the University supervised by Dr Marco Bernardini DVM, DECVN.

In 2009, Dr Stabile moved to the UK and started a Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Animal Health Trust under the supervision of Dr Luisa De Risio DVM, FRCVS, PhD, DECVN.

He added: “My main area of interest in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery are epilepsies and the treatment of epilepsy and any neurosurgeries.

“Improving antiepileptic treatment for our patients has constituted my main focus of clinical research. It’s a subject I strongly care about.”

Dr Stabile also enjoys passing on the benefits of his expertise and experience to the next generation of veterinary surgeons. He has presented several clinical research abstract at international and European conferences and he is the authors of multiple publications in peer review journal of Veterinary Sciences.

He explained: “I have been a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Neurology since 2017, EBVS recognized Veterinary Specialist in Neurology and RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Neurology since 2017.

“I have always been extremely keen on teaching and I enjoy delivering lectures to young colleagues in training and to colleagues working in general practice.”

Southfields provides specialist services in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics, radiation and soft tissue surgery.