Small Animal Surgery

Dr. François SAULNIER

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

HK registered & European & RCVS recognized Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Dr. François Saulnier graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France in 2002. He completed his DVM thesis in collaboration with a human physiology department, reporting on the “effects of chronic hypoxia on the cardiac muscle in rats’’. He completed a rotating Small Animal Internship, followed by a specialized Surgical Internship both in Paris, France. He then took up a three-year residency program in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Liege, gaining the DESChirPA, the Belgian specialist title. Following his Residency, he was recruited as an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Surgery at the Atlantic Veterinary College (UPEI- Canada) where he studied for the ECVS examination. He then moved back to the United Kingdom and gained the Diploma of European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2010.

Dr. Saulnier worked in several renowned multidisciplinary referral hospitals in the UK and gained the RCVS-recognized Specialist title. He worked as well for three years as an external examiner for the RCVS CertAVP examination at the University of Liverpool. Over the years, he published several peer-reviewed papers and lectured on several occasions at regional, national or international meetings.

Dr Saulnier clinical interest includes all aspects of small animal surgery, surgical oncology, wound management, reconstructive surgery, hepatic surgeries (shunts) or minimally-invasive techniques (urethral and tracheal stenting), Subcutaneous Urethral Bypass. His research focused as well on new surgical approaches to the spine and the management of spinal compressions/tumors. He performs all the state-of-the-art orthopaedic procedures on traumatic injuries (fractures/luxations) with an emphasis on minimally-invasive procedures (arthroscopy).