About Elise

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Elise Robertson BS BVetMed MACVSc(Feline) DipABVP(Feline)  AFHEA MRCVS

From the tender age of five, Elise always knew she wanted to be a 'cat doctor' (see photo for proof)! This dream has taken her all around the world, learning from some of the finest, most distinguished and experienced feline specialists in the UK, Australia, and USA!

Her ultimate ambition has been to create a feline-specific specialist service for Brighton & Hove. The demand for this service has allowed her to expand her 'cat territory' to cover most of SE England. Her goal has always been to offer an accessible and intermediate service for those in first opinion practice. She's passionate about providing a local, friendly, empathetic and approachable service for veterinary colleagues and their clients. 

Over the years, she developed an interest in endoscopy/endosurgery, and its application as a minimally invasive diagnostic & surgical tool for her feline patients. She's received her formal training in endoscopy and 'key hole' surgery from well known human and veterinary academic institutions including:

  • Colorado State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Endoscopy Centre (USA) (Laparoscopy & Endoscopy)
  • University of Luxembourg/University of Geissen, Germany (Laparoscopy & Endoscopy)
  • Paris, France (Masterclass Laparoscopy Training)
  • Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris France (Interventional Radiology)
  • The UCLH/Royal Free NHS Trust, London, UK (Laparoscopy & Endoscopy)
  • Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome, Italy (Paediatric Interventional Endoscopy)
  • European Endoscopy Training Centre, Rome, Italy (Interventional Endoscopy)

She divides her time between clinical work, teaching/lecturing and publishing within the subjects of feline medicine, endoscopy & endosurgery. She's a European mentor for ISFM/University of Sydney Distance Education in Feline Medicine and Course Master for ESAVS (European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies), University of Luxembourg) in Endosurgery, and co-lecturer (CE endoscopy courses) at The Veterinary Endoscopy Teaching Center at Colorado State University.

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In her 'spare' time she enjoys playing the cello, road cycling and learning Thai language (speaking, reading and writing)! She worships travelling and has roamed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, North America, and hopefully, will experience the Naadam Festival in Mongolia and search for tigers in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan--a long-standing dream!