About the Author
Philip Lhermette BSc(Hons) CBiol FRSB BVetMed FRCVS
Philip completed a BSc in Animal Physiology at the University of Nottingham in 1977 and graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1982. After five years in mixed practice he founded Elands Veterinary Clinic in Sevenoaks, Kent. Philip has studied endoscopy and endosurgery since 1995 and laser surgery since 2001. He trained with David Sobel in the USA and has received advanced training in human minimally invasive surgery at the Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital. He pioneered many minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy and laser surgery in the UK and currently runs an endoscopy referral service. He lectures extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Asia.
David Sobel DVM MRCVS
David began his veterinary training at the University of Glasgow before returning to the USA to receive his DVM from Tufts Veterinary School in 1992. He was on the staff at Dover Veterinary Hospital during which time he received advanced training in human endoscopic surgery at the New England Medical Center in Boston. In 2000, he launched Metropolitan Veterinary Consultants, providing mobile endosurgical services across New England and consulting worldwide. David lives in New Hampshire with his wife, four children and two dogs.
Elise Robertson BS BVetMed MACVSc(Feline) DipABVP(Feline) FHEA FRSB FRCVS
Elise graduated from Colorado State University in 1998 and the Royal Veterinary College in 2003. She received her formal training in medical endoscopy and ‘keyhole’ surgery from well-known human and veterinary institutions based
in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the USA. Elise operates a peripatetic medicine and endoscopy/endosurgery referral service for practices based in South East England, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Elise is Head
European Mentor for the ISFM/University of Sydney Distance Education in Feline Medicine, lecturer at the Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University, and regular guest-lecturer at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. She was the 2018 recipient of the BSAVA PetSavers Award for her meritorious contributions as a veterinary surgeon in small animal veterinary practice, and has been awarded Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy and Royal Society of Biology.