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Dr Davina Anderson

Davina Anderson
  • Location: Hampshire
  • Year of Fellowship: 2021
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Clinical practice

Field of work

Clinical practice (private)

Areas of special interest

  • Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Oncologic and reconstructive surgery
  • wound management and wound healing

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • Innovation in professional practice
  • Professional mentoring
  • Promoting knowledge and best practice
  • Public engagement
  • Translating research into veterinary practice

Professional positions

  • Soft Tissue Surgeon
  • ECVS exam review committee 2021
  • REF Impact Assessor 2021


Davina qualified from Cambridge in 1989 and 3 years in mixed and then small animal practice before deciding to specialise in Small Animal Surgery. She returned to Cambridge and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Scholarship. She was awarded a PhD in epidermal stem cell biology in 1997, and stayed on to complete a residency in Small Animal Surgery and later a Lectureship position at the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, Cambridge.

Davina became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2000 and achieved the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery in 2003. In 2006 she established a small animal referral hospital in Winchester which is now a large multi disciplinary hospital with significant clinical research output and trains Specialists in several disciplines. During this time she established internship and residency training programmes and developed an interest in mentoring and business management and development.

Davina has also been an examiner for the ECVS Diploma as well as a member of the ECVS Board of Regents, President and Chair of the ECVS. She has also been involved in undergraduate and post graduate veterinary and veterinary nursing teaching and examinations.

She has experience and expertise in a wide range of soft tissue surgery, but her particular interests are in the fields of oncologic and reconstructive surgery, wound management, clinical auditing and veterinary leadership and mentoring.

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