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Matteo Cantatore is a RCVS Specialist & EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Matteo Cantatore is a RCVS Specialist & EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Leading South East Hospital Appoints European Specialist In Small Animal Surgery

4 weeks ago

21st May, 2024 12h00


Lumbry Park Referrals, one of the largest multidisciplinary hospitals in the South East, has announced the arrival of Matteo Cantatore, RCVS Specialist & EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.

Matteo brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Lumbry Park. Having graduated from the University of Milan in 2006, he embarked on a surgical training pathway. Notably, he earned a PhD combining clinical work with research focusing on airway, urogenital, and oncological diseases in companion animals. This was followed by rotating and surgical internships, and a residency program in small animal surgery at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. His dedication to excellence culminated in achieving Diplomate status with the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2015.

Dr. Cantatore has extensive experience as an orthopaedic and soft tissue surgeon in referral practice. Since 2020, he has honed his skills specifically in soft tissue surgery, with a particular interest in; minimally invasive surgery - offering patients faster recovery times and improved comfort; and, surgical oncology, providing advanced treatment options for complex oncological cases.

Matteo said: “Over the last few years I have invested my efforts and increased my experience in trying to offer minimally invasive options for surgical procedures that traditionally are performed via an open approach. As a result I am planning to expand the repertoire of keyhole procedures offered at Lumbry Park to include more advanced procedures in selected and suitable cases – including laparoscopic gastropexy, lap assisted gastrointestinal surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, thoracoscopic pericardectomy, thoracoscopic thoracic duct ligation cystoscopic laser, ablation of etopic ureters and more.”

With the addition of Matteo to the team, the number of clinicians in the Small Animal Surgery department at Lumbry Park now stands at four, having continued to grow with demand. The hospital boasts a cutting-edge facilities, including highly sophisticated multiple theatres twinned with a multi-disciplinary approach to each case, to make Lumbry Park one of the leading referrals hospitals for advanced surgical cases.

Beyond his surgical expertise, Matteo remains actively engaged in advancing veterinary knowledge. He is a regular contributor to peer-reviewed research publications and shares his extensive knowledge through lectures in his native Italy. Outside of work Matteo enjoys time with his wife and young family. He has always loved sports and in particular martial arts. 

Lumbry Park offers a wide range of specialist-led services including anaesthesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency care, critical care, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. For more information visit: www.

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