Northwest Veterinary Specialists has appointed three specialists to join the expanding teams at the Cheshire-based specialist referral centre.

Nick Macdonald and Turlough O’Neill have joined the orthopaedic specialist team, while Perrine Benmansour has joined the anaesthetic and pain management team to support major expansion of the services being offered.

Wealth of experience

Liz Cousins, hospital manager at Northwest Veterinary Specialists, said: “It’s brilliant to be able to attract Nick, Turlough and Perrine who have all achieved a wealth of clinical experience in the UK and internationally.

“Nick and Turlough are both particularly interested in arthroscopy and how technology is used for orthopaedic treatment, while Perrine has particular interests in cardiovascular physiology, pain management and workflow efficiency.”

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(From left) Nick Macdonald, Turlough O’Neill and Perrine Benmansour.

Impressive credentials

Dr O’Neill is a former lecturer at the University of Liverpool and holds an RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery and the European diploma in small animal surgery.

Dr Macdonald also lectured at the University of Liverpool before going on to complete a specialist residency in small animal surgery. He has since headed the orthopaedics department at a private referral practice and, in 2012, became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Dr Benmansour’s first internship was in small animals at the University of Nantes, and she went on to complete an internship in small animal anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool. She then completed a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia, and a Master of Veterinary Sciences at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

She gained her European diploma in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia in 2014.

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