• oakwood july 4-2Ian Hopkins BSc, BVSc, CertSAM, MRCVS graduated from Liverpool in 1993 and joined Willows Veterinary Group in 1999 becoming a small animal partner in 2006. He gained his certificate in 2003 in small animal medicine and since this date Ian has run the medicine referrals at Oakwood. Ian has a particular interest in non invasive diagnostic techniques. He is proficient in flexible endoscopy of the respiratory tract including rhinoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy including gastric, duodenal, ileal and colonic biopsy techniques and endoscopic foreign body retrieval from the respiratory tract and gastric areas. He is also adept at abdominal ultrasonography and regularly performs ultrasound guided biopsies.

     

    Common conditions treated

    • Coughing dogs
    • Vomiting/diarrhoea
    • Anaemia’s – non regenerative/regenerative including haemolytic anaemia
    • Polydipsia/polyuria including
      • Raised Liver enzymes/ Liver disease
      • Raised Renal enzymes/ Renal disease
      • Adrenal disease- Addisons/Hyperadrenocorticism
      • Diabetes
      • Dysuria
      • Fever Unknown Origin

    Imaging

    • Thoracic/Abdominal Radiography
    • Thoracic/Abdominal Ultrasonography
    • CT scanning
    • MRI scanning
    • Endoscopy
      • Rhinoscopy
      • Bronchoscopy
      • Gastroduodenoscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Cystoscopy

    Sampling techniques

    • Lung
      • Bronchoalveolar lavage
      • Trans tracheal washes
      • Endoscopic biopsy
      • Percutaneous ultrasound guided fine needle aspirates masses
      • Gastrointestinal System- endoscopic pinch biopsies
        • Gastric biopsies including masses
        • Duodenal biopsies
        • Ileal biopsies
        • Colon endoscopic pinch biopsies
        • Percutaneous ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate GI masses
        • Abdominal organs
          • Liver- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate /tru cut biopsy
          • Gall bladder- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate
          • Renal- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate /tru cut biopsy
          • Spleen- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate
          • Abdominal lymph nodes- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate
          • Abdominal masses- Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate
          • Prostate/bladder-
            • Cystoscopy
            • Ultrasound guided fine needle aspirate/ catheter suction biopsy

    Other services

    • Foreign body retrieval via endoscopy (gastric/nasal/pulmonary)
    • Bone Marrow aspirate and biopsy
    • Transfusion medicine including immunoglobulin transfusions