We are proud to announce that Rossdales Partner and specialist surgeon Lewis Smith has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). The Diploma of Fellowship is the senior category of membership of the RCVS for members who have demonstrated significant original contribution in their subject.
Lewis’s Diploma of Fellowship has been awarded for the production of a thesis titled “The Use of Intrasynovial Corticosteroids in Equine Thoroughbred Racehorses: Analysis of Safety, Efficacy and Racing Performance.” One of the chapters of the thesis has recently been accepted for publication in the Equine Veterinary Journal. This study is the largest study to date that examines fractures in racehorses following intrasynovial medication.
Lewis joins Professor Celia Marr, who was awarded a fellowship in 2016 for Meritorious Contribution to Knowledge. Additionally four of our consultants - Founding Partner Peter Rossdale, former Senior Partners, Sidney Ricketts and Tim Greet, and Pathologist Katherine Whitwell – also hold RCVS Fellowship status.
Lewis is already an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Equine Surgery and a European Veterinary Specialist in Equine Surgery. In addition, he is one of only seven holders in the UK of an RCVS Diploma in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery, which he was awarded in 2016. He is currently the youngest vet to hold ‘FRCVS’ status.
Lewis’s Fellowship comes shortly after the recent success of other members of our team in achieving diplomate status, further strengthening Rossdales pre-eminent position as a world leading equine veterinary practice.
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