Bruce Bladon, BVM&S, Cert EP, DESTS, Dipl ECVS, FRCVS, RCVS and European specialist (equine surgery), BEVA president-elect, graduated from Edinburgh University in 1988. He spent one year in mixed practice and then six years in two equine practices (Endell Veterinary Group, Salisbury, and O’Gorman Slater and Main, Newbury) before joining Bristol University as a resident in equine surgery. He was awarded a Certificate of Equine Practice in 1992, a Diploma of Equine Soft Tissue Surgery in 1999 and a Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. He returned to Donnington Grove Veterinary Group in 1998 and is now a clinical director. He has been recognised as a Specialist in Equine Surgery since 2000 and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016.
Bruce has lectured extensively, including to the British, South African, Australian, New Zealand, Dutch, Italian and Israeli equine veterinary associations, at international meetings in Brazil, Canada, Spain and Germany, and to the European and American Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons. Bruce is the principal equine surgeon at Donnington Grove Veterinary Surgery. He was the emergency services team leader at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Bruce’s key interests are surgery, especially fracture repair and colic surgery, and he is also very involved with advanced imaging, particularly MRI.