Five new recruits for Cave Veterinary Specialists

Five specialist-trained clinicians have joined the growing team at a leading veterinary referral centre in the south west.

Anna Nutt and Malcolm Jack

The highly-regarded Cave Veterinary Specialists, near Wellington, Somerset, has brought in Adam Swallow, Anna Nutt, Simon Bertram, Pippa Tucker and Malcolm Jack as part of a significant recruitment drive.

The quintet will boost the teams in internal medicine, orthopaedics, neurology, anaesthesia and soft tissue surgery respectively.

Adam Swallow

Adam joins the internal medicine department after completing a three-year senior clinical training residency at the Queen’s Vets School Hospital, University of Cambridge.

He has a special interest in gastroenterology, nephrology and haematology, and is also an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Evidence, published by RCVS Knowledge.

Anna, who has joined to focus on expanding Cave’s orthopaedic service, graduated from Edinburgh University in 2009 before spending four years in a mixed practice, later working in small animal emergency care and completing an internship at the University of Glasgow.

Anna also gained a certificate in surgery through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons and later completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Bristol.

Simon Bertram

Simon joins Cave from the Royal Veterinary College in London, where he completed his training in neurology and neurosurgery.

Simon graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich in 2013, after which he spent two years working in research and as a clinician in the department of neurology and neuropathology in Munich.

Pippa Tucker

Pippa started her career as a mixed practice vet in Yorkshire before completing an internship in anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool, followed by a residency and MSc at the University of Bristol.

Here, she developed her interest in long term management of ventilation and anaesthetic management of feline bronchoscopy.

Malcolm, who graduated from Melbourne University, Australia, has relocated from New Zealand to join Cave working in the soft tissue orthopaedic team.

After graduation, Malcolm spent two years in a small animal general practice in rural Australia before moving to Brisbane to complete a small animal surgical internship.

Tom Cardy, neurology lead and co-clinical director at Cave, said: “The arrival of these new staff illustrates how committed we are to investing in new talent to join our team of top professionals.

“We’re really looking forward to working with them as we expand and extend the high-quality care we deliver to our pet patients and our clients.”