Dr Kinley Smith


European specialist in small animal surgery. Kinley graduated from Cambridge Vet School in 2000 and worked in small animal practice where he gained a certificate in Small Animal Surgery. This was followed by a PhD in cruciate ligament disease at University of Liverpool. He subsequently became a resident in Small Animal Surgery at Glasgow Vet School, from which he qualified as an ECVS Diplomate. Kinley’s areas of clinical interest are traumatology and critical care; surgical and medical management of joint disease; wound management; and reconstructive surgery.

Duncan Midgley


Duncan graduated from Glasgow in 1991 and achieved his certificate in small animal orthopaedics in 1996. He is a clinical director at Rutland House Referrals, St Helens where he has practiced orthopaedics for over 20 years. His interests lie in all areas of orthopaedics and traumatology; specifically, cranial cruciate disease, application of locking plates, plate rod systems and novel treatment for canine hip disease.

Prof. Filippo Maria Martini


Filippo is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Surgery at the University of Parma, Italy. He graduated in Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and earned a PhD in Orthopaedics of Domestic Animals in 1997. Filippo has been elected President of the Italian Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and is also an Ambassador Member of AOVET. He is an author of some 80 works published in national and international journals. His interests are orthopaedics and traumatology in dogs and cats, with a special focus on articular pathologies.

Clare Potts

Business Manager

Clare qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from the College of Animal Welfare in 2001 and worked in a small animal practice in Sheffield as Head Nurse for nearly a decade. She moved into the Orthopaedic and Instrument industry in 2008 and worked as a Veterinary Technical Adviser. Her journey with Securos Surgical began in 2013 and she is instrumental in running the business. During her time with Securos she has introduced the ever-popular Orthopaedic CPD and introduced new products lines such as suture, procedure packs and hand instruments.

Dr Stephen M. Fox MS DVM MBA PhD

President of Securos Surgical

Dr. Fox received his MS (nutritional biochemistry) and DVM degrees from the University of Illinois and both MBA (Entrepreneurialism and New Ventures) and PhD (Pain Management) degrees from Massey University in New Zealand. He is a former president of the Veterinary Orthopaedic Society and is a certified small animal surgical specialist in New Zealand. Dr. Fox is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois, as well as Massey University; advisor to the University of Tennessee Pain Centre, founding member of the Companion Animal Pain Management Consortium Leadership Council and Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.

Melanie Ball

Customer Service

Mel spent her childhood moving from country to country, as her father was in the army. She went out to the Middle East with her husband, shortly after getting married. She finally settled in Somerset and is kept busy managing a wild garden. When not attempting to control nature, she enjoys playing ‘extreme’ croquet and encouraging her four grandsons to do ‘dangerous things’ outside. Mel also loves the sea and enjoys swimming and body boarding in Cornwall. She has only recently ‘wimped out’ and started wearing a wet suit.