Neil HampsonMeet our orthopaedic surgeon, Neil Hampson

When you bring your pet to us for important surgery, you want to feel safe and assured that they are in the best hands. We believe that the more experience a surgeon has, the better prepared they are to bring your pet back to good health. For this reason, our orthopaedic surgeon Neil Hampson is the best man for the job.

Neil originally comes from South Africa. He studied at the Faculty of Veterinary Science (Ondersstepoort) at the University of Pretoria between 1982 and 1987 and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in June 1987.

He worked at various practices in Johannesburg South Africa between 1987 and 1994, gaining valuable experience in all aspects of veterinary practice. In 1994 Neil moved to the United Kingdom, working as a locum until 1995 when he became the Senior Veterinary Surgeon at a practice based in East London.

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His desire to improve his skills and knowledge is outstanding. He underwent extensive training in orthopaedic surgical procedures between 1996 and 2001. Most of the training was completed in the USA, including AO/ASIF training at Ohio State University and Arthroscopy training at Colorado State University.

Neil was licensed and trained by the late Dr. Barclay Slocum in TPLO (Tibial plateau Levelling Osteotomy) and TPO (Triple Pelvic Osteotomy) techniques, which were pioneered by Neil and Tom Yarrow MRCVS in East London.

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He joined The Palmerston Veterinary Group in October 2005 and works on a daily basis at our Walthamstow surgery. Neil also carries out specialist orthopaedic surgery at The Palmerston Veterinary Hospital particularly TPLO procedures repairing knee injuries.

Neil's interests when he is not working include travel, classical literature and music. He also enjoys skiing, antiques and wine-tasting.