EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Sarah graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 1995 and spent five years in mixed practice before joining the University of Liverpool where she held the position of surgical resident gaining the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2003, and European College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma in 2007, becoming an EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.
Sarah is one of Fitzpatrick Referrals’ most talented surgeons with all the necessary skills to manage your patient with joint disease (stifle/elbow/shoulder, arthroscopy, joint replacement, elbow unicompartment resurfacing), fracture repair and surgical spinal problems at any level. She has a particular interest in total hip replacement (THR) and contributes data to the BVOA-UoL THR Registry; this database follows patients post-THR throughout their lifetime. We hope information acquired from data acquisition can assist clients in their decision-making.
Sarah recently held the position of chairperson of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association, a UK network of veterinary orthopaedic surgeons’ keen to share knowledge and educate the next generation of veterinary surgeons. In conjunction with CPD Solutions, Sarah developed the PGCert(SAS), a training program for budding surgeons. Sarah is a current member of AOVET faculty; a global network of surgeons, scientists and other professionals in the human and veterinary field dedicated to the advancement of orthopaedics with education as their legacy. Sarah is an occasional consultant to Arthrex and makes a daily commitment to the onsite training of our surgeons in training (ECVS). But first and foremost, Sarah is present for our patients at Fitzpatrick Referrals. Sarah and her team firmly believe in putting our patients first and endeavour to their families to make informed decisions regarding treatment, thereby optimising outcome. Fixing broken animals is a passion and a daily reward, the best positive feedback loop ever!
Correction of and long-term functional outcome of stifle instability in cats treated with the mini-Tightrope technique
A Jivcovici, Sarah Girling:
Evaluation of variables influencing success and complication rates in canine total hip replacement: Results from the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association Canine Hip Registry (collation of data: 2010-2012)
E R Henderson, A Wills, A M Torrington, A P Moores, D Thomson, G Arthurs, G Brown, H R Denny, H W Scott, I MacQueen, J Dunne, J Onyett, J D Walker, J Prior, M R Owen, N Burton, R Whitelock, Sarah Girling, S Morrison, S Gilbert, S J Langley-Hobbs, T J Gemmill, C K Störk, S Bright, E Comerford, R Pettitt, N Macdonald, J F Innes:
Complications and Owner Assessment of Canine Total Hip Replacement: A Multicenter Internet Based Survey
K E Forster, A Wills, A M Torrington, A P Moores, D Thomson, G Arthurs, G Brown, H R Denny, H W Scott, I MacQueen, J Dunne, J Onyett, J D Walker, J Prior, M R Owen, N Burton, R Whitelock, Sarah Girling, S Morrison, S Gilbert, S J Langley-Hobbs, T J Gemmill, J F Innes:
Partial tarsal arthrodesis and botulinum toxin A injection for correction of tarsal arthrogryposis in a cat
S Bright, Sarah Girling, T O'Neill, J F Innes:
Sarah Girling, J F Innes:
Use of biochemical markers of osteoarthritis to investigate the potential disease-modifying effect of tibial plateau levelling osteotomy
Sarah Girling, S C Bell, R G Whitelock, R G Rayward, D G Thomson, S C Carter, A Vaughan-Thomas, J F Innes:
Sarah Girling, A Griffiths, A Kipar:
Noel Fitzpatrick, Andy Law, Malgorzata Bielecki, Sarah Girling:
The double-arch modified type-1b external skeletal fixator: Technique description and functional outcome for surgical management of canine antebrachial limb deformities
Noel Fitzpatrick, Christos Nikolaou, Mike Farrell, K. Perry, Sarah Girling, T. J. Smith, Russell Yeadon:
Tibial Plateau Leveling and Medial Opening Crescentic Osteotomy for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs with Tibia Vara
Noel Fitzpatrick, Jacqueline Johnson, Kei Hayashi, Sarah Girling, Russell Yeadon: