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Phil Witte

Phil Witte BSc BVSc CertAVP(GSAS) DSAS(Orth) MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

2020 Lecture

Osteoarthritis in Cats

Until the early 2000s there was little published information regarding feline osteoarthritis. This talk will cover the reasons that cats were, until relatively recently, thought rarely to suffer from osteoarthritis, what we now know of the incidence of osteoarthritis in cats and how we now assess the severity of osteoarthritis in cats. A clinical emphasis will focus on how osteoarthritis in cats is diagnosed and treated in practice.


Phil graduated from the University of Bristol in 2005. He worked in mixed general practice for two years then joined a large busy multi-disciplinary referral practice in Hampshire where he completed a surgical internship followed by a RCVS-approved residency in small animal orthopaedic surgery. He attained the CertAVP(GSAS) in 2013 and the RCVS DSAS(Orth) in 2018. He now works as the orthopaedic clinician for Penmellyn Veterinary Group in Cornwall, where he is kept busy with orthopaedic and neurosurgical cases.