DVM DiplECVS MRCVS
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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000679
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. PubMed.gov
- 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)
- Elbow dysplasia
- Cruciate ligament rupture
- Bone fractures
Humberto Moreira Vaz De Abreu
DVM,MRCVS,CERT AVP (GSAS)
Humberto qualified in 2004 from Oporto University in Portugal and has worked in small animal practice since then, developing a keen interest in surgery, particularly orthopaedics.
He moved to the UK in 2013 and completed a one-year rotational internship at the VRCC (now Southfields). After a short period in general practice, in January 2016 Humberto joined the East Neuk Veterinary Clinic in Scotland as an Orthopaedic resident. After completing the residency, he stayed as a senior clinician in orthopaedics until November 2020 when he joined the team at Southfields. During his time at East Neuk Clinic, Humberto gained his certificate in advanced veterinary practice in general small animal surgery.
Outside work Humberto likes to travel, listen to music, watch movies and play sport.
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.
Verónica Rodiño Tilve
BVSc GPCert PgC SAS MRCVS
Veronica graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2010. After a year as a small animal intern at the same university hospital she moved to the UK where she spent two years working in small animal general practice in Edinburgh and Cheshire. In 2015 she moved back to Scotland where she completed a general internship, followed by a six-month surgical internship at the University of Glasgow. Two years working in general practice in Liverpool and London enabled her to attain a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2018. She then completed a 12-month orthopaedic internship at the University of Liverpool before joining Southfields Veterinary Specialists in July 2020.
Outside work, Veronica enjoys travelling, socializing with friends, cycling and when time allows, the odd salsa and bachata dance class.
Leanne studied Art and Design at college but after a short while, she decided that she wanted a career working with animals. Leanne began by volunteering in a cattery before she took up the role as trainee veterinary nurse at a local practice in 2000. After three years of studying and working within a first opinion, ophthalmology referral and exotic referral practice, Leanne qualified with Merit. Leanne joined our nursing team in 2007 and loves all aspects of referral nursing, but has a special interest in surgery.
Leanne has a cat called Minstrel and a rather large collection of creepy crawlies. She lives with her husband and her little boy.
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