EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Pádraig graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, in 2007. He began his career working in his home town of Leeds at a PDSA clinic, followed by three years working as a mixed vet in rural Scotland and a year working as an emergency and critical care vet at a busy clinic in Glasgow.
In 2010, Pádraig joined Fitzpatrick Referrals as a duty vet and completed a one-year surgical internship. After completing his internship he fulfilled the role of clinical services coordinator followed by a period as operations manager. Pádraig returned to full-time clinical work in October 2014 to pursue his ambition of becoming a European boarded specialist surgeon, completing a three-year European College of Veterinary Surgeons approved residency programme in small animal surgery in 2018. In February 2019, Pádraig achieved his ECVS Diploma and was recognised as an EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.
While Pádraig enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, his particular areas of clinical interest are management of the feline trauma patient and management of osteochondral defects.