Soft tissue surgery and laparoscopy

Soft Tissue Surgery


Situated in a state-of-the-art hospital with over six operating theatres, advanced equipment and onsite hospital facilities, your patient is able to receive treatment and recover with the expert care of our colleagues. Led by Clinical Director James Farrell with Dr Kerry Billington, Woodcroft Veterinary Referrals offers a comprehensive referrals service for pets with a wide range of surgical issues.     

The surgery team work closely with our other internal Referral services including cardiology, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging to ensure the best outcome for your patient. This enables us to create a bespoke treatment plans, please speak to our client care advisor to find out how we can help with your case.


Suitable cases for referral


  • Head and neck procedures
    • Laryngeal paralysis surgery
    • Total Ear Canal Ablation
    • Lateral and Ventral Bulla Osteotomy
    • Brachycephalic obstructive airway surgery
    • Sialectomy
    • Pharyngeal stick injury
    • Oesophageal Foreign body


  • Skin reconstructions
    • Wound management
    • Free Skin Grafts
    • All Types of Skin Flaps


  • Oncological surgery
    • Mandibulectomy/Maxillectomy
    • Amputation
    • Liaison for post-operative chemotherapy or radiotherapy


  • Thoracic surgery
    • Pericardiectomy
    • Chylothorax
    • Pyothorax
    • Lung Lobectomy


  • Hernia repair
    • Diaphragmatic
    • Perineal


  • Abdominal surgery
    • Subtotal Colectomy for Feline Megacolon
    • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
    • Splenectomy
    • Liver Lobectomy
    • Enterectomy
    • Gastrostomy Tube Placement
    • Nephrectomy and Peritonitis


  • Urogenital procedures:
    • Management of USMI
    • Perineal Urethrostomy
    • Urethral Tears


  • Laparoscopic
    • Abdominal surgical procedures may, where appropriate, be treated laparoscopically.
    • We offer routine laparoscopic spay surgery.


Meet the Team


James Farrell      BVetMed CertSAS PGCertVBM MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery   

Clinical Director - Referrals                         

Soft Tissue Surgery


Dr Kerry Billingham         BVMS PGCertSAS MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery



Dr Roberto Bergamaschi        DVM MSc CertAVP GSAS MRCVS Referral Veterinary Surgeon

Soft Tissue Surgery         


Refer a patient

Refer a patient

We can treat various cases at our Woodcroft Veterinary Hospital. Vets can refer a case either online or by downloading our Referrals form:

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