European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Jerry is based at Optivet as part of a joint venture collaboration with Veterinary Independent Specialists Ltd.

He consults and operates on a wide variety of orthopaedic, neurosurgical and soft tissue cases.

In Jerry’s own words, ‘Over the last three years I have worked in a Specialist referral hospital for a large corporate Practice. I felt I needed to move on as I did not believe that the patient’s best interests are served in this type of environment and I wanted a more personal approach to the clients and their pets. 

I want clients and vets to get better use of my approach and I want them to have personal confidence in me.

I have an interest in both soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics and my long period of time working in primary care Practice has given me a realistic understanding of the challenges we face as surgeons in Practice.

I graduated from the UCD and did a number of years of small animal work in England immediately after graduation. I developed an interest in surgery working for a short period in the RSPCA animal hospital in Birmingham. I have worked in small animal surgical referrals in Ireland, England, Scotland, New Zealand the USA and in France. 

I obtained my certificate in Small Animal Surgery while working In Fitzpatrick Referrals in the South of England and following that I returned to the UCD Veterinary Hospital to complete a small animal surgical residency. Since then I have worked in the Maison Alfort Vet School in Paris and most recently in Glasgow University Small Animal Veterinary Hospital’.