Orthopaedic surgeons

Gordon Brown BVM&S CertSAO MRCVS

Orthopaedic Surgeon/Referral Director

Gordon graduated from Edinburgh University in 1984. He joined the practice in 1986 and founded the orthopaedic referral practice in 1997 with Simon Gilbert. He is now a referral director at the Grove. Gordon’s area of expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of small animal orthopaedics and spinal injuries. In 1994 he gained his certificate in small animal orthopaedics (an examination set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) and was awarded the Leslie Vaughan prize.

Outside the practice Gordon is a family man, married to Sarah and they have 3 children. The Brown family is completed by 3 dogs – Milly, Archie and Badger and a cat called Jazz.

Simon Gilbert MA VetMB, CertSAO, MRCVS

Orthopaedic Surgeon/Referral Director

Simon graduated from Queens College, Cambridge University in 1988. He joined the practice in 1994 and founded the orthopaedic referral practice with Gordon Brown. Simon’s area of expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of small animal orthopaedics and spinal injuries. He gained his Certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1991 and Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1994. Both are examinations set by the Royal College of Vet. Surgeons. Together with Gordon, he runs the practices’ orthopaedic and spinal referral practice as “Referral Director”. Simon is married to Jane, also a vet who works part-time at the Dereham practice. They have a family of 3 children, a Labrador called Pippa, a Norfolk terrier called Lottie and 2 rabbits.

James Tattersall BVSc, BSc, CertSAS, DiplECVS, MRCVS

Orthopaedic Surgeon

James graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2000. He won the 2000 RCVS Fitzwygram prize; awarded to the most academically outstanding student from UK veterinary schools. After a year in small animal practice, he went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a residency in small animal surgery (CertSAS) in 2003.

He was appointed lecturer in small animal orthopaedics at the University of Edinburgh in 2004 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2006. James left the University to join The Grove Veterinary Orthopaedic Referrals in January 2007.

James is married to Liz and has 2 young children.