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Barney Dean

Soft Tissue Surgery

Barney Dean
Barney Dean BVSc PGDip(VCP) CertAVP MRCVS

Resident in Small Animal Surgery

Barney graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013. After spending 18-months working at a 100% small animal practice in Portsmouth, he moved back to his hometown of Bournemouth in order to undertake a rotating internship here at SCVS. This was followed by a year spent as a rotating intern at the University of Bristol’s Langford Small Animal Hospital while studying towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Practice. Barney then returned to SCVS in July 2017 to undertake a three-year residency in small animal surgery during which time he was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice, and is due to sit the ECVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery examinations in February 2021.


Dean B, Anderson T, Garcia-Pertierra S, Jenkins G, Cantatore M, Craig A, Harris K, Ryan T (2020). Diaphragmotomy to aid exposure in hepatobiliary surgery: a multi-centre retrospective review of 31 dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice (Early View Online); doi:

Dean B, Smith C, Liebel FX, Warren-Smith C (2019). Multiple cervical vertebral malformations in a 21- week-old kitten. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association; 55(5): pp256-260.

Dean B, Chambers D (2019). The referral surgeon-first opinion practitioner interaction is a source of communication breakdown in the surgical care pathway – a review of 112 questionnaire responses from first opinion practitioners. Oral abstract presentation at British Small Animal Veterinary Associated Congress 2019, Birmingham, UK.

Matiasovic M, Halfacree Z, Moores A, Nelissen P, Woods S, Dean B, Chanoit G, Barnes D (2018). Surgical management of impalement injuries to the trunk of dogs: a multi-centre retrospective review. Journal of Small Animal Practice; 59(3): pp139-146.

Dean B, Tivers M, Nicholson I (2017). Could patient-side Gram-staining improve antibiotic choice before culture and sensitivity results are available in small animal surgical cases with suspected surgical site infection? Oral abstract presentation at British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress 2017, Birmingham, UK.

Dean B (2017). In dogs with traumatic elbow luxation, does closed reduction and conservative management result in a better outcome than open reduction and surgical management? Veterinary Evidence Online; doi:

Dean B, Adamantos S (2017). In dogs with pyothorax does medical management alone, invasive medical management, or surgical management result in better long-term outcome? Veterinary Evidence Online; doi:

Dean B, Witte P (2016). Biaxial minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) of comminuted supracondylar humeral fractures in cats. Poster presentation at 18th European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Traumatology Congress 2016, London, UK.

Dean B, Nicholson I (2016). Temporal bone partial ostectomy via the temporomandibular joint to treat osteosarcoma of the caudal zygoma in a three-year-old Labrador retriever. Veterinary Record Case Reports; 4: pp1-5.