The soft tissue service at Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists (NiVS) is provided by ECVS and RCVS Recognised Specialists, Aidan McAlinden MVB MSc CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS and Rob Adams BVM&S DipECVS MRCVS, who are the only Specialist small animal surgeons working in Northern Ireland. They have both successfully completed residency training programmes and gained the ECVS diploma in Small Animal Surgery.
Aidan and Rob have a wealth of experience between them in the management of soft tissue cases. Evidence based medicine is at the core of their decision-making processes and both are actively involved in clinical research and postgraduate teaching.
The team are very happy able to accept referrals or to give advice by phone or email across a wide range of soft tissue conditions including but not limited to thoracic, urogenital, gastro-intestinal, oncological, skin reconstruction and ear/nose/throat surgeries.
Following a comprehensive consultation with Aidan or Rob, patients are usually admitted for further investigations and treatment on the same day, however some diagnostic procedures or surgeries may be scheduled for another time.
Surgical conditions treated by Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists include, but are not limited to:
We also offer a number of Interventional radiology procedures
Soft tissue surgery patients often require complex peri-operative care or have intensive nursing requirements. At NiVS we are proud to say our highly trained and compassionate veterinary nurses are among the finest and provide the very best perioperative care for all our patients.
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