Submit Case Report

Do you wish to submit this report?

Submit Case Report

Prior to submitting please preview the report using the Save and Preview button.

Use the browser back button to return.

Cancel Case Report Assignment

Are you sure you wish to cancel your assignment to report on this case – all inputted data will be lost!

Delete Case

Do you want to delete this case?


Your login session has timed out.
Please login below.


01883 741440

Vets Telephone:

01883 741449

This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer, some sections of the website may not work correctly such as web forms



Terry Emmerson


RCVS Specialist Small Animal Surgery
European Specialist Small Animal Surgery

After graduating from Cambridge University 1994, Terry completed an internship and a 3 year residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College. After leaving the Royal Veterinary College, he co-founded North Downs Specialist Referrals.

Terry became a recognised European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and a recognised RCVS Specialist in 2006. He has been Examiner and Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Small Animal Surgery as well as a member of the RCVS Surgery Board.  He is currently a Trustee of the British College of Veterinary Specialists.

Terry recently contributed to the BSAVA manual of Surgical Principles and lectures regularly on surgical topics. He has vast experience of all aspects of surgery, but has particular interest in cancer surgery and is a member of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO).

Terry was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice (MCCP) in 2016.

Benito-de la Puerta

Benito de la Puerta


RCVS Specialist Small Animal Surgery
European Specialist Small Animal Surgery

After qualifying from the University of Madrid in 1997, Benito was awarded a three year clinical scholarship at the same university, with particular emphasis on anaesthesia and critical care. In 2002 Benito undertook an internship at the Royal Veterinary College. After a period in general practice, he returned to the RVC to complete a three year residency in Small Animal Surgery. The residency included extensive training in orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Benito has been working as a full time surgeon at NDSR since October 2008, becoming a European recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2010 and an RCVS recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2011.

Benito has been invited to speak at both national and international veterinary meetings and is very interested in the training of general practitioners. He actively participates in the training of Spanish veterinarians, teaching in Spain on a regular basis.  He has also published multiple veterinary articles in national and international journals. Benito has particular interest in surgical oncology and thoracic surgery, as well as arthroscopy and joint surgery.


Josep Aisa


RCVS Specialist Small Animal Surgery
European Specialist Small Animal Surgery

Josep graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1999 and worked in general practice before pursuing his career in surgery. After undertaking an internship at Davies Veterinary Specialist in 2007 and a residency in Small Animal surgery at University College Dublin in 2011 he became a European and RCVS specialist in small animal surgery in 2016. Josep continued his academic career as a lecturer at the University of Glasgow from 2014 with a focus on soft tissue surgery before moving to North Downs Specialist Referrals in 2018.

He has authored numerous scientific papers and given presentations in international veterinary meetings, specifically on orthopaedic conditions. His main area of interest is oncological surgery, although he has a broad area of expertise including orthopaedics.


Rui Sul


Residency Trained Surgeon

Following his graduation from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro in Portugal in 2003, Rui moved to the UK and worked in Yorkshire in general practice for 6 years. This was followed by a rotating internship with Glasgow University where he also completed his ECVS surgical residency, which included extensive training in Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic surgery alongside research and teaching duties.

During this period, Rui published a prospective study evaluating the effect of Glucosamine/Chondroitin Sulphate in cats with osteoarthritis. Rui also worked as a referral surgeon for a referral practice in Glasgow before joining North Downs Specialist Referrals in 2015. He enjoys all aspects of Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue surgery.

Committed to excellence