Vice Chair of the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies examination committee for the GPCert(Endo) and PGCert (Endo). Senior Vice President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA). Principal, Elands Veterinary Group, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK
Philip is the Principal and founder of Elands Veterinary Clinic, near Sevenoaks in Kent. Philip’s passion lies in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery using both rigid and flexible endoscopes. Philip trained with human minimally invasive surgeons in the UK and veterinary Endoscopists in the USA. Having practised rigid endoscopy since 1995, Philip has extensive experience in endoscopy and endosurgery and has run a referral service since 2001.
He pioneered laparoscopic bitch spays and laser endosurgery in the UK, is author and editor of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endoscopy and Endosurgery, has contributed to numerous other publications and lectures extensively in minimally invasive techniques throughout the UK, Europe and Asia. He is on the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies examination committee for the GPCert(Endo) and PGCert (Endo) courses on which he lectures and provides practical tuition for these qualifications. In 2011 Philip received the BSAVA Simon Award for outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary surgery. In 2016 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary surgeons for meritorious contributions to clinical practice and in 2017 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Biology. Philip was Special Lecturer in Veterinary Endoscopy and Endosurgery at The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science 2007-2017 and President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association 2018.