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Orthopaedic Surgery


Esteban Gonzàlez-Gasch


RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Esteban graduated in Barcelona in 2002, then spent 3 years working in the veterinary teaching hospital of the University of Barcelona, during which he completed a rotating internship. This enabled him to start a residency programme in small animal surgery just outside Paris, under the supervision of Dr Jean-François Bardet. He obtained his ECVS Diploma in 2014 and has worked as a Specialist in Surgery in referral centres in the UK and Spain.

He joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists in 2017 and has an interest in both orthopaedic and soft tissue (including minimally invasive) surgery.

A.Maldonado-Moreno, M.Blanchart, P.Clemente-Vicario, E.Gonzalez-Gasch, L.Feo-Bernabe (2019) Multimodal treatment approach in a case of feline ventral abdominal angiosarcoma. Vet Rec Case Rep

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, E. Monnet (2015) Comparison of single port access versus multiple port access systems in elective laparoscopy: 98 dogs (2005-2014).  Veterinary Surgery 44(7):895-9

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, P.Rivier, J.F. Bardet. (2013) Free proximal cortical ulnar autograft for the treatment of distal radial osteosarcoma in a dog. Canadian Veterinary Journal 54(2): 162–166.

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, J.J. Labruyère, J.F. Bardet (2012) Computed Tomography of ununited anconeal process in the dog. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 25(6):498-505

E. Gonzàlez-Gasch, Pertierra Garcia, Puyol Catala, Boixeda Closa (2017) Dynamic chronic rectal obstruction causing severe colonic dilatation in a cat.

  • Mast cell tumours (not yet removed)
  • Soft tissue sarcomas (not yet removed)
  • Tumours of the mouth
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Chronic otitis
  • Brachycephalic obstructive airways syndrome (BOAS)
  • Open wounds, trauma
  • Urinary incontinence, ectopic ureter
  • Porto-systemic shunt (sometimes seen by Internal Medicine first)
  • Lameness
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament rupture
  • Bone fractures

Naomi Shimizu


Clinician in Surgery

Naomi graduated from the Veterinary School of Alfort (Paris, France) in 2011. After working in private practice for a year in Paris, she completed a surgical internship in the University of Tokyo (Japan). Then, Naomi moved to the UK, and after working in first opinion practice in Wiltshire, she completed a rotating internship in the University of Bristol and a locum internship in soft tissue surgery in the University of Liverpool.

In 2015 Naomi started a 3 year residency program in surgery at the University of Liege (Belgium).

In August 2018 Naomi returned to the UK after completing her residency. She locumed for the University of Bristol before coming to Southfields

Naomi has a dog, a cat as well as poison dart frogs and alpine newts. She enjoys cooking and going to see her family in France or in Japan

Heidi -Kaniok

Heidi Kaniok


Surgery Intern

After graduating from University of Liverpool in 2013, Heidi worked for both PDSA and private hospitals in the UK. Whilst at the PDSA, Heidi developed a keen interest in surgery in particular fracture management. In 2017, Heidi joined Davies Veterinary Specialists to persue specialisation in surgery. Heidi is also currently studying for the BSAVA Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. Heidi joined Southfields in April 2019 as Surgery Intern. 

In her spare time, Heidi enjoys rowing and spending time with friends and family.


Alexandra Rochester


Surgery Intern

Alexandra graduated from the Veterinary Medicine University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2012. Following her graduation, Alexandra relocated to the UK and has since worked in various first opinion practices and referral practices, then undertook a rotating internship at a referral hospital in Hampshire. After her rotating internship, Alexandra completed an orthopaedic internship in Surrey. Alexandra thoroughly enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery and has a particular interest in orthopaedics, use of 3D models in surgical planning and minimally invasive procedures. Alexandra has also successfully completed the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery.

Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys countryside and beach walks with her husband and Ivy her dog, a good cup of tea and fluffy cat cuddles with Oscar the cat. She also enjoys keeping fit and weight training when possible. 


Graeme Johnson-Owen


Senior Theatre Nurse

Graeme qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2002 and his particular areas of interest are surgery, orthopaedics and anaesthesia. Originally from Preston in Lancashire, Graeme joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists in December 2017. He is also a clinical coach and enjoys teaching skills to students and new staff.

Graeme got married in 2017 and has a rescue dog called Inca and a cat called Mia, who he rehomed from his previous practice. As a keen musician, Graeme plays the piano and various woodwind instruments.


Chloe Meek

Level 3 extended diploma in Animal Management

Theatre Technician

Chloe studied Animal Management at Hartpury College in Gloucester for two years, after which she relocated to Essex to study Veterinary Physiotherapy. Chloe has a keen interest in orthopaedic and neurological procedures. 

In her spare time, Chloe enjoys horse riding, competing in triathlons and takes part in some unusual sports such as the Redbull Neptune Steps and various mud runs.


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