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Domingo Casamian-Sorrosal


Head of Cardiology and Cardiopulmonary Service
RCVS Diplomate and Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
ECVIM Diplomate and Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

After qualifying from the University of Zaragoza in Spain, Domingo completed an internship at the Animal Medical Centre (Manchester) and worked in two large hospitals within the UK. He joined the University of Bristol as a resident in 2006. He underwent a 3-year specialist training programme in Small Animal Internal Medicine followed by a 4-year programme in Veterinary Cardiology, which led him to become a double diplomate and specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (ECVIM) and Veterinary Cardiology (RCVS). He stayed at the University of Bristol Small Animal Hospital until 2016 as a clinician and head of the Cardiorespiratory service. After 18-months at a private practice, he joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists as Head of Cardiology and Cardiopulmonary Service.

Domingo has published many scientific papers and has written book chapters in both Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine. He has also spoken widely at national and international conferences. He is a visiting lecturer in Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine at the Catholic University of Valencia and is completing a PhD programme studying the cardiovascular and arrhythmogenic effects of a protozoal organism. Domingo’s main areas of interests are myocarditis, arrhythmias and interventional procedures.

Outside work Domingo enjoys reading, travelling, playing tennis and spending time with his family. Domingo has a dog (Mayo) and a cat (Furo). Mayo, who is now three years old, was born with a heart defect and had key-hole surgery performed by Domingo and the rest of the cardio team during his time at the University of Bristol. Mayo is currently a happy Bichon Frise who loves running like mad in the park and is expected to live a long and happy life!

D.Casamian-Sorrosal, D.Fournier, J Shippam, B. Woodward, K. Tennant. (2008) Septic pericardial effusion associated with pulmonary and pericardial botryomycosis in a dog. Journal of Small Animal Practice. December 2008. 49: 655-659

D.Casamian-Sorrosal.What is your Diagnosis? Pericardial effusion in a cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (2006) Journal of Small Animal Practice. May 2006.

D. Casamian-Sorrosal, M.Willard, J.Murray, E.J.Hall, S.S.Taylor, M.J. Day (2010) Comparison of histopathological findings in endoscopic biopsies from the duodenum and ileum of dogs with enteropathy. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 24: 80-83.

Duque FJ, Barrera-Chacon R, Ruiz P, Casamian-Sorrosal D, Zaragoza C, Dominguez-Roldan JM. (2010) The effect of transient carotid arterial compression during transcranial Doppler. Ultrasonography in the Dog. Veterinary Record 167:481-484

Taylor SS, Tappin S, Dodkin S, Papasoulioutis K, Casamian-Sorrosal D, Tasker S. (2010) Serum protein electrophoresis in 155 cats. Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery12:643-653

Duque FJ, Dominguez-Roldan JM, Casamian-Sorrosal D, Barrera-Chacon, R. (2010) Imaging Diagnosis-Transcranial Color-Coded Duplex sonography in a dog with hepatic encephalopathy. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. October 2010

Casamian-Sorrosal, D., Chong, K, Fonfara, S., Helps, R.C. Prevalence (2014) and demographics of the MYBPC3-mutations in Ragdolls and Maine Coons cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the British Isles. Journal of Small Animal Practice 2014; 55, 269-273.

Borgeat, K. Casamian-Sorrosal, D. (2014) Helps, C.R., Luis Fuentes, V., Connolly, D. Outcome of 236 Ragdoll Cats Tested for the Myosin Binding Protein C3 R820W Polymorphism. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2014; 73-80

Casamian-Sorrosal, D. Saunders, R., Browne, W., Elliot, S., Fonfara, S.  (2014) M-mode, two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiographic findings in 40 healthy domestic pet Rabbits. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2014; 101-118

Casamian-Sorrosal, D. Saunders, R., Browne, W., Elliot, S., Fonfara, S. (2014) Left ventricular radial color and longitudinal pulse-wave tissue Doppler echocardiography in 39 healthy domestic pet Rabbits. Research in Veterinary Science 2014; 377-382

Fonfara, S., Sundermeyer.J, Casamian-Sorrosal.D., Rosenbert., T. (2014) Variations of heart rate and rhythm in Harbour Seal Pups during rehabilitation. Marine Mammal Science 2014; 201-205

Sonja Fonfara, Janne Sundermeyer, Domingo Casamian-Sorrosal, Corina Weber, Tanja Rosenber. (2016) Usefulness of serum cardiac troponin I concentration as a marker of survival Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2016; 249, 1428-1435.

S. Birch, D. Casamian-Sorrosal,S. Fonfara, G. Chanoit, C. Warren-Smith (2016) Unilateral absence of the right pulmonary artery with associated aortopulmonary collaterals and bullous lung lesions in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2016; 18, 405-412.

L. Martinez-Hernandez, D. Casamian-Sorrosal, R. Barrera-Chacon, J.M. Cuesta-Gerveno, S. Belinchon-Lorenzo, L.C. Gomez Nieto, F.J. Duque Carrasco. (2016) Comparison of myocardial damage among dogs at different stages of clinical leishmaniasis and dogs with idiopathic chronic kidney disease. The Veterinary Journal March 2016.

  • Coughing 
  • Dyspnoea 
  • Collapse and cyanosis 
  • Decreased exercise tolerance 
  • Heart murmurs 
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Pleural or abdominal effusion 
  • Electrocardiology
  • Echocardiography/heart scan
  • 24 hour Holter ECG monitoring
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Lung/chest mass biopsy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Selective angiography
  • PDA closure
  • Balloon dilatation
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Tracheal stenting

Lauren Osborne


Cardiology Nurse

In 2015 Lauren completed an Extended Diploma in Animal Management and recently become a Registered Veterinary Nurse with an FdSC in Veterinary Nursing from the Royal Veterinary College.

She joined Southfields in June 2018 and is particularly interested in surgical nursing and emergency and critical care.  As a self-confessed “cat person”,  Lauren enjoys nursing feline patients in particular.

Iván-Miralles Plaza

Iván Miralles Plaza


Cardiology and Cardiopulmonary Intern

Prior to joining Southfields, Iván completed an internship scholarship in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Murcia Veterinary Teaching Hospital. 

Iván is particularly interested in cardiology and respiratory medicine, specifically cardiac arrhythmias and therapies. He is also very interested in emergencies and the critical care of cardiac patients or animals with respiratory problems.


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