Small Animal Orthopaedics and Arthroscopy

Telephone: 01626 862094


Patrick & Staff

Patrick A Ridge BVSc Cert VR Cert SAS MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

Patrick qualified in 1996 from Bristol and spent his early career in mixed practice in the southwest. He developed an interest in arthroscopy and joint disease whilst working at Langford vet school.

Patrick holds the RCVS certificates in veterinary radiology and small animal surgery, is published in peer reviewed journals and has presented internationally. 

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys surfing, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.

Alba Rial García BVSc MRCVS

Alba graduated from the University of Murcia (Spain) in Veterinary Medicine in 2016.

Alba has taken further qualifications and gained her GpCert SAS (Small Animal Surgery, ESVPS) in 2017 followed by attending an AOVET Principles surgery course in June 2018.

After working for two years in small animal practice in Alicante (Spain), Alba has joined the team here at Ridge Referrals for a 12 months internship.  Alba has special interest in feline orthopaedics and minimally invasive surgery.

In her spare time, Alba likes diving, kayaking, exploring the countryside and listening to live music..

Jennifer Marsan-Stott RVN

Jenny qualified in 2001 after completing her training at a college attached to Battersea Dogs Home in London.

In 2002 Jenny returned to Devon and started working in a referral orthopaedic practice.

Over the last few years Jenny has been concentrating on family life, but has now returned to work part-time and joined the team at Ridge Referrals in October 2009.

In her spare time Jenny enjoys horse riding & walking the family dog on the local beaches.

Lizzy Ford GradDipVN RVN

Lizzy qualified in 2008 but has been working in the veterinary industry since 2002.

In her spare time, Lizzy enjoys horse riding, walking her dog, going to the gym and is currently learning to surf.

 In October 2017 Lizzy passed her Post Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing.

Tanzi Ridge RVN

Tanzi qualified in 1995 whilst working in mixed practice in Derbyshire shortly before moving to London.  Tanzi has since worked in a variety of first opinion & referral practices in the UK and abroad before re-locating to Devon in April 2009 to help launch Ridge Referrals.

Tanzi enjoys all aspects of surgical nursing, radiography & anaesthesia.

Outside of work Tanzi enjoys spending time with her family & friends and exploring the local countryside and beaches.

Louise Higgins RVN

Louise qualified in 2007. She has spent the last 13 years in a mixed practice in Devon where she gained a keen interest in exotic animals and post op rehab of orthopaedic cases.

Louise joined Ridge Referrals in June 2016 to expand her knowledge and skills in referral nursing and diagnostic imaging including CT scanning.

Outside of work Louise enjoys live music and spending time with family and friends.

Amy Eaton RVN

Amy joined the Ridge Referrals team in June 2017, she qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2015 and graduated from Hartpury College with a first class honours degree in 2016. Amy has a keen interest in orthopaedics, including surgical nursing and anaesthesia. Outside of work she loves spending time on Dartmoor or at the beach with her Golden Retriever, Murph.