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Phil Witte


Phil Witte
Phil Witte BSc BVSc CertAVP(GSAS) DSAS(Orth) MRCVS

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Phil qualified from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2005 and worked in mixed practice in Herefordshire for two years, followed by a year in South Africa working with buffalo. On his return to the UK, he took a position as Orthopaedic Intern at SCVS followed by a three-year orthopaedic residency. He completed an RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice in September 2013 and passed his RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Orthopaedics in 2018.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Joslyn S.K., Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2010) Delayed spinal cord injury following microchip placement in a dog Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 23: 214-217

Witte P.G., Scott H.W., Tonzing M.A. (2010) Preliminary results of five feline total hip replacements. Journal of small animal practice 51: 397-402

Witte P.G., Scott H.W., Bush M.A. (2010) Propagation of a partial incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle in an American cocker spaniel Journal of small animal practice 51: 591-593

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2011) Treatment of lateral patellar luxation by femoral opening wedge

osteotomy using an interlocking nail in a dog Veterinary Record 168: 243

Marioni-Henry K., Haworth P., Scott H., Witte P., Guo L.T., Shelton G.D. (2014) Sarcolemmal specific collagen VI deficient myopathy in a Labrador retriever. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 28: 243-249

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2014) Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy in Small Breed Dogs with High Tibial Plateau Angles using a 4-hole 1.9/2.5mm Locking T-plate. Veterinary Surgery 43: 549-557

Witte P.G. (2014) Editorial: Treating canine patellar ligament rupture Veterinary Record 175(15): 368-369

Bristow P.C., Meeson R.L., Thorne R.M., Butterworth S.J., Rutherford S., Renwick A.I.C., Wustefeld-Janssens B., Witte P.G.K., Woods S., Parsons K.J., Keeley B.J., Owen M.R., Li A., Arthurs G.I. (2015) Clinical comparison of the hybrid dynamic compression plate and the castless plate for pancarpal arthrodesis in 219 dogs. Veterinary Surgery 44: 70-77

Witte P.G. (2015) Tibial anatomy in small breed dogs including anisometry of various extracapsular stabilizing suture attachment sites. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 28: 331-338

Craig A., Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2017) Sagittal accuracy of tibial osteotomy position during in vivo tibial plateau levelling osteotomy performed without an alignment jig and cutting guide. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology  30: 37-45

Raimondi F., Palgrave C.J., Fraga-Manteiga E., Witte P.G., Shihab N. (2017) Infiltrative lipoma causing direct lysis and destruction of a thoracic vertebra without direct bony tumour infiltration. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 47:48-51

Raimondi F., Moreno-Aguado B., Witte P.G., Shihab N. (2017) Spontaneous resorption of a herniated cervical disc in a dog detected by magnetic resonance imaging. Canadian Veterinary Journal 58: 855-858

Scrimgeour A.B., Craig A., Witte P.G. (2017) Locking T-plate repair of ilial fractures in cats and small dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 30: 453-460

Craig A., Witte P.G., Moody T., Harris K., Scott HW (2018) Management of feline tibial diaphyseal fractures using orthogonal plates performed via minimially invasive plate osteosynthesis. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20: 6-14

Alza Salvatierra D., Witte P.G., Scott H.W., Catchpole C. (2018) Pantarsal arthrodesis in cats using orthogonal plating. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 20: 45-54

Other Publications

Scott H.W., Witte P.G. (2010) Mandibular fracture repair in dogs and cats BSAVA Congress Times 2010

Scott H.W., Witte P.G. (2011) Investigation of lameness in dogs: 1. Forelimb In-Practice 33: 20-27

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2011) Investigation of lameness in dogs: 2. Hind limb In-Practice 33:58-66

Scott H.W., Witte P.G. (2011) Orthopaedic conditions of geriatric cats Veterinary Focus 21,2: 18-23

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2012) Conditions of the feline pelvic region In-Practice 34: 498-511

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2012) Diagnosis and treatment of Legg Calve Perthes disease Veterinary Times 8 October 2012 pp 20-23

Scott H.W., Witte P.G., Dyce J., Liska W. (2012) Femoral Head Abrasion During Reduction of Micro THR. Veterinary Surgery. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2012.01068_1.x

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2014) Canine Cruciate Disease- Aetiology and Diagnosis Vet CPD 1(2): 51-55

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2014) Canine Cruciate Disease- Options for Management Vet CPD 1(3): 34-40

Craig A., Witte P.G. (2015) Elbow Dysplasia part 1- definition and aetiology. Vet CPD 2(1): 32-38

Craig A., Witte P.G. (2015) Elbow Dysplasia part 2- investigation. Vet CPD 2(2): 44-49

Craig A., Witte P.G. (2015) Elbow Dysplasia part 3- treatment. Vet CPD 2(3): 45-50

Harris K., Witte P.G. (2016) How to diagnose canine cranial cruciate ligament disease. BSAVA Companion January 206 12-17

Witte P.G., Scott H.W. (2016) Canine Hip Dysplasia- diagnosis and management. Vet CPD 3(1): 43-49


Witte, P.G., Scott, H.W. (2012) Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy for small breed dogs with high tibial plateau angles using the Fixin locking plate system. Clinical Research Abstract. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Birmingham, UK. April 2012.

Witte, P.G., Bush, M.A., Scott, H.W. (2012) Hybrid external skeletal fixation to stabilise distal tibial fractures in cats. Clinical Research Abstract. British Veterinary Orthopaedics Association. York, UK. November 2012.

Witte P.G. (2017) Feline Trauma Management. London Vet Show. London, UK. November 2017.

Poster Presentations

Dean B, Witte P.G (2016) Biaxial plating by minimally invasive percutaneous osteosynthesis of comminuted humeral fractures in two cats. Poster presentation. 18th ESVOT Conference 2016.

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