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About Bart

Bart qualified in 1994 from the University of Ghent, Belgium, achieving a long held dream to be a veterinary surgeon.

After small animal roles around the UK and locum work in France, Holland and Belgium Bart settled in the Midlands to pursue his love of surgery. He moved to the animal charity PDSA to increase his surgical caseload, and he passed the Royal College Veterinary Surgeon Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2003. From there, he spent several years in large small animal practices taking responsibility for surgical cases and he eventually settled in Derbyshire. In 2020 he joined a fantastic team at West Midlands Referrals, fulfilling a lifelong ambition to focus on orthopaedic surgery and became part of the mobile team travelling to practices to perform surgery in-house. This gave him the experience and confidence to get started on his own. Which brings us up to date!

In his spare time Bart gets cajoled into joining his two boys in various activities like scout camp, kayaking and climbing, and he has been known to run the line at his son’s football matches… without apparently being fully aware with the current offsite rules! He is also a resident vet to a very springy Springer Spaniel, a flock of chickens and three pet sheep.

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Vet and Owner Reviews

The in-house surgical referral service Bart provides for us enables us to maintain close involvement with cases, improving client confidence and offering a convenient and high quality service to client and patient alike. Communication with Bart is prompt and efficient, referring cases is seamless and my staff love working with him. Surgical results are outstanding and patient follow-up is excellent.

– Steve Mucklow MRCVS, owner Ashwood Veterinary Clinic