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Veterinary Group

The best-equipped veterinary hospital
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Feline Medicine

Elise Robertson graduated cum laude from Colorado State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences/Anatomy and Neurophysiology. She then relocated from San Diego, CA, to the UK in 1998 to attend the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. 

Elise later graduated with merit in 2003 (BVetMed MRCVS). After intensive study involving travelling to the USA and Australia, in 2008 she was awarded Membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (MACVSc Feline Medicine), which is an internationally recognised qualification.

She's currently in the final stages of her diploma (American Diploma in Feline Practice)  and therefore will be an internationally recognised Feline Specialist. She likes to keep active within the feline community and officially coordinates and oversees the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)/ACVSc Feline Chapter Mentorship/Outreach Programme for examination candidates in the UK and Europe. By being involved in these activities, she hopes to share her enthusiasm with others interested in feline medicine!

Over the years, Elise has also developed a particular interest in endoscopy/key hole surgery and its application as a minimally invasive diagnostic tool in her feline patients. Further intensive training in endoscopy and 'key hole' surgery  took me to Europe to complete both Intensive and Advanced Endoscopy  and Endosurgery courses from the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies, University of Luxembourg.  She was officially 'hooked' and continued her education in key hole surgery by attending Laparoscopic Masterclass Training in Paris. She likes to keep in touch with colleagues in this field  and is an active member of an international veterinary endoscopy society (VES), promoting the use of minimally invasive procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases in her feline patients. She's written various articles in veterinary publications highlighting the importance of minimally invasive techniques as a complementary tool in diagnostic investigations. 

The creation of a feline-only service in the Brighton & Hove  and SE England  has been Elise's long term ambition. She aims to act as an intermediate service between those in first opinion practice and large referral/academic institutions. She's enthusiastic about providing a local, friendly, empathetic and approachable service for veterinary colleagues and their clients. She loves to help colleagues and is always at the other end of the phone for advice regarding anything feline!