Delphine Holopherne-Doran

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Clinical Director


  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • DVM
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • DipECVAA
Delphine graduated from Maisons-Alfort (Paris) vet school in 1998. Initial time working as an equine vet led her to discover a strong interest for veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. She decided to pursue her passion for this discipline at the veterinary school in Nantes where she ran the Anaesthesia department for 11 years. During this time, she gained a masters degree and a PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology and completed a residency gaining the European board certification in anaesthesia and analgesia, which included training in many different universities all over the world, including the University of Bristol.

She left France to return to the University of Bristol in 2012, where she worked as a teaching fellow in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia for five years before starting at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in 2017. In 2018, she also became clinical director and has led the Highcroft team ever since, through to their new BVS adventure!

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