Elisa qualified in South Africa and moved to the UK in 1996 after two years in small animal practice in Cape Town. She has always had a strong interest in surgery and after several years in first opinion practice obtained her Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2003.
Elisa moved to the South West to work as a surgeon in referral practice and joined the Rowe Veterinary Group in 2012. She has experience in both soft tissue, spinal and orthopaedic surgery as well as MRI and CT. Elisa has been a contributor to the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, The Journal of Small Animal Practice and the Veterinary Times. She enjoys all aspects of surgery but has a particular interest in surgical management of ear disease, wound management especially negative pressure wound therapy and brachycephalic obstructive airway disease. Elisa is available to take surgical referrals as well as offer advice or discuss cases.
In her spare time she helps run a small holding with her husband in the Wye Valley.
Elisa is supported by two experienced, highly qualified RVN’s, Sam and Lisa, who hold qualifications in surgery and advanced anaesthesia.