Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is one of the most exciting new fields in veterinary medicine. 

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State-of-the-art imaging is used to guide minimally invasive techniques. This allows us to reach areas of the body, which challenge traditional surgical access as well as optimising recovery speed and comfort.

Bristol Vet Specialists perform such IR techniques as intravascular coil implantation to treat dogs with intrahepatic portosystemic (liver) shunts, and subcutaneous ureteral bypass system implantation to treat cats with upper urinary tract obstruction.

Other avenues include intra-arterial treatment of abdominal and nasal tumours, as well as placement of stents to address conditions of the trachea, nasopharynx and urethra.

These interventions demand superb imaging facilities and expertise, in addition to specific training that builds on, and complements, the traditional skills of specialist soft tissue surgeons. They involve either no incision at all or, in the case of intravascular procedures, a small skin incision over a blood vessel. Patients typically go home the next day.

The Team

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies

Head of the Diagnostic Imaging Department
Consultant in Diagnostic Imaging


Elinor Field

Elinor Field

RCVS specialist in Small Animal Surgery/ Consultant in Soft Tissue Surgery

Services we offer

Our team of Consultants provide top-quality care in anaesthesia & analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology (including radiotherapy), ophthalmology, orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.


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Diagnostic Imaging

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Emergency and Critical Care

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Internal Medicine

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Interventional Radiology

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Neurology and Neurosurgery

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Soft Tissue Surgery