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Daniel Butts

Locum Veterinary Surgeon

Daniel Butts
Daniel Butts BVetMed, MRCVS Locum Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2012. Following a period working as a mixed animal vet in South Wales I moved to Hertfordshire where I headed a busy high street practice for several years. After this I spent nearly four years as the head surgeon at a large veterinary hospital in the Cotswolds before carrying out further multidisciplinary training at Bristol Veterinary School. I joined Bellevue Veterinary Clinic in July 2020.

I have a strong interest in both medicine and surgery and have attended many post-graduate training courses, especially in orthopaedic surgery, and I am enrolled on the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery. I particularly enjoy emergency abdominal surgery, soft tissue mass removal and reconstruction, fracture repair, patella luxation surgery, and cruciate ligament surgery. My experience and further training enables Bellevue Veterinary Clinic to offer a wide range of surgical options for the pets under our care.

I am actively involved in research with recent work investigating the factors predisposing Pugs to lung lobe torsion, and whether the use of human radiographic tools can aid vets in the diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (a disease of the hip joints) in cats. Last year I published a paper on a rare case of myositis (inflammatory muscle disease) caused by Toxoplasma infection in a cat.

I was born in South Wales and have a passion for my job, family and sport. My favourite sports include football and rugby and I keep active by going to the gym, running and enjoying the occasional snowboarding holiday. I enjoy spending time with my wife Imola and walking our two lovely Labradors, Noah and Barley. We also have a very affectionate cat called Sam.