Small Animal Surgery

Dr. Stephen MARTIN

Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

BSc(Hons) in Biochemistry, University College Cork, Ireland
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (MVB), University College Dublin, Ireland
Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Specialisation (DVMS), Veterinary Surgery Residency Program, University College Dublin, Ireland
EBVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

As a dedicated European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Dr. Stephen MARTIN is an animal lover who is passionate about providing the best possible care for his pet patients. He is also dedicated to advancing the veterinary profession and nurturing future generations through clinical teaching. He began his journey in veterinary medicine after graduating from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2013 and previously attained a BSC (Hons) in Biochemistry from University College Cork.

Dr. MARTIN undertook a rotating internship in a large multi-disciplinary referral hospital in the northwest of the UK to start his career in veterinary surgery. Following his internship, he moved to general practice and subsequently emergency practice, which confirmed an aspiration in small animal surgery. He followed his passion and undertook a specialist internship in small animal surgery at the University College Dublin (UCD) Veterinary Hospital, and a combined ECVS residency and doctorate at the same institution.

He remained at UCD as an assistant professor of small animal surgery after completion of his residency, before a move to specialist private referral practice. He graduated with a Doctoral Studies Degree (DVMS) in canine antebrachial biomechanics and was recognised as a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2021.

Dr. MARTIN operates a large caseload of orthopaedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical conditions, and has a particular interest in trauma surgery, including complex fracture repair. Besides his clinical commitments, he is also keen on teaching and clinical instruction of students, interns, and residents, and has authored and co-authored numerous scientific papers and veterinary surgery textbook chapters.

He believes that open communication and tailored surgical care are essential in optimising the client experience, but more importantly, in helping clients make informed decisions to ensure the long-term health and well-being of their furry companions. His hobbies include gardening and DIY, and he is a keen amateur aviculturist.