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Davina Anderson

Davina Anderson – MA VetMB PhD DSAS(ST) DipECVS MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue), European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

2018 Lecture Details

Top Tips for Emergency Abdominal Surgery – Veterinary Programme

This lecture will address practical aspects of rational decision making with regard to performing emergency abdominal surgery and what equipment and considerations you might need when preparing for these procedures. We will look at what decisions can be made with a minimal database and what you can do to improve outcomes. We will also address common failures in treatment and how to ensure you have a ‘plan B’.

The Blocked cat: from admission to discharge – Nursing Programme

Cats with FLUTD present a unique challenge to the veterinary nursing team, requiring sensitivity and long term management with individualised treatment plans and goals. We will look at strategies for successful atraumatic urethral catheterisation, management and detection of electrolyte disorders, post obstruction management and monitoring and how to start a programme of prevention to try and avoid a perineal urethrostomy.


I graduated in 1989 from Cambridge University Veterinary School and worked in mixed practice before doing an internship at the RVC. Following that, I returned to Cambridge and started a University career through a PhD and a surgery residency. I became a Diplomate of the ECVS in 2000 and passed the RCVS Soft Tissue Surgery Diploma in 2003. In 2006 I moved to Hampshire and established a new multi disciplinary referral practice which is now Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, with over 30 Specialists and Residents providing referral services to a wide catchment of general practices in the South of England.