Poppy Bristow
Poppy Bristow
Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dick White Referrals

Poppy graduated from the Royal Veterinary College where she also completed a rotating internship and a Small Animal Surgical residency. Poppy became a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, gaining her European College of Veterinary Specialists diploma in 2015. Poppy returned to the UK to work in private practice before moving back to the RVC in 2017 to undertake a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery. Poppy then became a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, subspecialising in Cardiothoracics before moving to Dick White Referrals as Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery in 2020. Poppy is an ECVS, RCVS and EBVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft tissue) and has a particular interest in open heart surgery for acquired and congenital conditions, as well as the impact these conditions and their management have on patient and owner quality of life.

Qualifications: BVetMed MVetMed PGCert (VetEd) FHEA DipECVS MRCVS