TORRINGTON
ORTHOPAEDICS
Referral Orthopaedic Service for 25 years

MEET THE TEAM

Find out more about the staff at Torrington Orthopaedics.

OUR VET TEAM

ANDY TORRINGTON

BVMS • CertSAO • MRCVS

RCVS recognised Advanced Veterinary Practitioner (Ortho)

Andy graduated in 1988 from Glasgow University Vet School and went into Small Animal Practices in the Midlands. It was here that Andy developed an interest in Orthopaedics and he gained his Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1990. Following this he took up an Orthopaedic Residency position at the Queen Mother Hospital at the Royal Veterinary College where he trained to Diploma Level. After this he worked at the Animal Medical Centre for a period before setting up Torrington Orthopaedics in 1999. As our head surgeon Andy is involved in teaching other surgeons new techniques and ways of thinking. He extends this beyond the practice and has delivered seminars across the globe from Australia, Russia and the USA to across Europe, where he is highly regarded. He regularly gives advice to colleagues around the world by phone and email regarding diagnosis and treatment of patients. He heads up our Joint Replacement team here.

Raquel Saiz Velasco

LV • MRCVS

Raquel graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Leon (Spain) in 2015. She then completed a 12 month internship in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Turin (Italy). From 2016 Raquel spent the next few years working in the UK in small animal practice, focusing on surgery, and gained her RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Surgery) with Liverpool University. We were delighted that she joined our team this February. She is passionate about providing excellent patient care, and loves meeting all our lovely clients and their pets, and helping to support them through treatment decision making. Raquel enjoys spending her free time with her gorgeous dog Maurice, her partner and her cat Arnie. You'll often also find her regularly supporting the Giants rugby league team in winter, or the local cricket team in summer.

HELEN TORRINGTON

BVMS • CertSAO • MRCVS

Helen graduated from University of Glasgow Vet School in 1989. She achieved Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1991 and spent 5 years in Leyton (London) working as Senior Veterinary Officer for the PDSA, becoming their Clinical Advisor in Orthopaedics for London region. A short career break to start a family led to the foundation of Torrington Orthopaedics in 1999 with Andy. Helen is a part of the joint replacement team as well as the main supervising Veterinary Surgeon for MRI and CT. Helen is our Veterinary Acupuncturist and is registered with the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA).Helen has always been very keen to develop the role of Veterinary Nurses in our profession. We have encouraged and supported many of our nurses through the Advanced Surgical Diploma, and created different career paths within the practice including Rehabilitation and Team leader roles. Helen was proud to be a member of the RCVS VN Council from 2010 to 2012 as Appointed Veterinary Surgeon and was also a member of the LANTRA committee.

OUR NURSING TEAM

LISA THOMPSON

DipAVN(Surgery) • RVN

Lisa Thompson is our Nursing Manager. She is proud to lead our fantastic team of nurses here at Torrington Orthopaedics. She started nursing in 1997 and joined Torrington Orthopaedics in 2003. Lisa gained her Advanced Surgical Nursing Diploma in 2006 and is part of the hip replacement team, from organising the surgical dates to assisting with surgery. She is also the Advanced Imaging Co-ordinator for the CT/MRI patients and referrals. Lisa also lectures regularly for local Veterinary Nurses and has also lectured at National Congresses.

MARIE ANGUIGE

BSc • RVN

Marie joined Torrington Orthopaedics in 2016. She loves nursing our patients and gets great satisfaction helping them to settle into the hospital and overcome any anxieties they have. She is currently studying for a certificate in feline nursing, and is our cat advocate making sure we are all up to date in how we look after our feline patients well.

CLAIRE MCDOUGALL

BSc • RVN

Claire joined our team in 2018 as one of our fabulous weekend team.She loves surgical nursing and has a passion for ensuring our patients are well cared for and their pain relief is optimal. She is a busy working mum, and loves spending time with her family walking outdoors and working in the garden.

MIKE NAVOTNI

RVN

Mike joined the practice in 2006 after a period in general practice where he did his nurse training. He is a senior member of staff and Team Leader in the surgical area where he is responsible for the smooth running of the day, organising the surgical lists and making sure that all the equipment is properly maintained and in good working order.

RACHEL RILEY

RVN

LAURA JACKSON

RVN

OUR PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT TEAM

ASHLEIGH SMITH

PCA

OUR CLIENT CARE ASSISTANT TEAM

JAMES VARLEY

BA

GEORGIE TAYLOR

VICTORIA RAWLINGS

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