Consultant in Diagnostic Imaging


  • EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • BVSc
  • MSc
  • DipECVDI

Dawn qualified from the University of Bristol in 2013 and spent the following few years in a first opinion hospital in sunny Cornwall. She then joined Cambridge University, in 2016, to complete a small animal rotating internship, followed by an imaging specific internship. In 2018 Dawn gained a place as a resident in veterinary diagnostic imaging at the University of Bristol where she completed a master’s degree.

Dawn joined Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in March 2022 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in May 2022. She enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging but particularly enjoys interventional procedures and ultrasound.

Publications and research:

  • Sutton DR, Hernon T, Hezzell MJ, Meakin LB, Gould SM, Bradley KJ, Major AC. Computed tomographic staging of dogs with anal sac adenocarcinoma. J Small Anim Pract. 2022 Jan;63(1):27-33
  • Smith AJ, Sutton DR, Major AC. CT appearance of presumptively normal intrathoracic lymph nodes in cats. J Feline Med Surg. 2020 Oct;22(10):875-881
  • Riggs, Julia, et al. “Validation of exercise testing and laryngeal auscultation for grading brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in pugs, French bulldogs, and English bulldogs by using whole‐body barometric plethysmography.” Veterinary Surgery 48.4 (2019): 488-496.
  • Reeve EJ, Dutton D, Friend EJ, Warren-Smith CMR. Documenting the prevalence of hiatal hernia and oesphageal abnormalities in brachycephalic dogs using fluoroscopy. J Sm Anim Pract. 2017; 58: 703- 708

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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Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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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