Mark Straw B.Vet.Med CertSAS MRCVS. RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery.

Mark graduated from the RVC in 1996 where he developed his interest in Orthopaedic Surgery.  Following a year in 1st opinion practice Mark moved to Beechwood Veterinary Hospital where he increased his surgical caseload gaining his CertSAS in 2001.  Since this time Mark has offered referrals in the discipline of Orthopaedics where he is presented with an increasing number of interesting and challenging cases on a daily basis.  As not all clients wish to pursue a referral Mark is always happy to discuss cases with Veterinary Surgeons whether or not they proceed to referral.

Referral services offered:-


  • Internal fixation - AO/ASIF
  • External fixation - IMEX linear and hybrid fixators/KE external fixators/APEF


  • Lameness investigation
  • Arthroscopic diagnosis and treatment
  • Hip dysplasia – surgical or medical management.
  • Cruciate disease
  • Arthrodesis
  • Growth abnormalities

CT scanning

In house permanent 16 slice Siemens CT unit. 

Radiograph reporting

Radiographs assessed and report faxed on day of receipt.

To refer a case please contact the Hospital on (01302) 534999 or download the referral form (attached as PDF) and fax to (01302) 534118. We will then contact the client directly to arrange a suitable appointment. In cases that require urgent treatment please contact Mark Straw directly such that a suitable appointment can be scheduled.

Please supply all relevant clinical history and any radiographs/lab reports available. These can either be posted or given to the client to bring to their appointment. A full report will be faxed prior to discharge from the hospital and follow-up reports will be given as appropriate.

Document Downloads

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