5th February 2016

Mike Farrell, BVetMed Dip ECVS MRCVS RCVS Specialist in small animal surgery, has joined Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists in Alton Hampshire as team leader and senior orthopaedic surgeon.

Mike is a specialist of international repute with a wealth of veterinary experience gained in general practice in the UK and Australia.

He graduated from the RVC in 1997 and completed internships at the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh. He joined the University of Glasgow as a resident in small animal surgery and gained his European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 2007 and remained there as a registrar and lecturer followed by a year working in Sydney as a referral surgeon before returning to the UK in 2010.

In his new position at Lumbry Park, Mike will take a leading role within the orthopaedics surgical team alongside surgeons, Dr Georga Karbe DipACVS and Dr Matteo Cantatore.

Commenting on his new role, Mike said: “Orthopaedic surgery is advancing all the time with new cutting-edge techniques being developed and it is exciting to be at the forefront of veterinary advances. Lumbry Park has some of the best veterinary specialists in the country and I am delighted to be joining such a reputable team.”

Mike lives in Cranleigh, Surrey with his wife who is also a veterinary surgeon.


One of Mike Farrell’s first tasks on joining Lumbry Park, will be to host a CPD evening on 27th January – ‘Everything you need to know about elbow dysplasia.’

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are invited to join other professionals for an evening with Mike who will share not only his own experiences and knowledge, but will also communicate some of the latest news from the USA.

Mike was recently part of an expert panel at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons where specialists shared their views and knowledge of elbow dysplasia and discussed the latest groundbreaking techniques for treating it.

Mike commented: “Elbow dysplasia is an enigmatic condition. If there is a cruciate ligament problem or hip dysplasia, there is usually a very effective surgical treatment, but with the elbow joint it isn’t always obvious how it has occurred or how best to treat it. New evidence and techniques are being explored and there is a lot of new data emerging which the veterinary profession can now share.”

Mike is the author of several book chapters and is widely published in peer-reviewed veterinary publications.

To find out more about Mike’s talk and other CPD events at Lumbry Park, please visit  (CPD Section).