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Derek Copeland


Derek Copeland
Derek Copeland BVSc MRCVS Partner

Having qualified from Liverpool University in 1985 I went into a mixed job in Northumberland. After a few years I realised my interests lay in surgery so moved on to purely small animal practice.

I worked for several years in a referral practice in Northumberland where I gathered an enormous amount of experience not just in orthopaedics but how to practice Veterinary medicine at the highest level.

Penny and I started Copeland Vet Surgeons in 1999 to provide what we hope is a practice of high quality and high standards plus a strong caring ethos.

Surgery is still my main interest, particularly orthopaedic surgery, including cruciate repairs. I try as hard as possible to keep up with new techniques such as TTA cruciate repairs which I believe is a huge advance.

Outside work, like Penny, I try and split myself into too many pieces getting enough time with our three kids (even if they don’t appreciate it), going to the gym, taking the dog out and getting out in my kayak.

If nothing else I try hard!