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Dr Heidi Radke

College position(s)

Fellow, Director of Studies, Tutor


Veterinary Medicine

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

DVM (Ludvig Maximilian University), DrMedVet (Zurich), DipECVS, MRCVS.

Research Themes

While I am interested in all aspects of orthopaedics in cats and dogs, I particularly enjoy minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy and get excited about the management of complicated trauma cases. I am currently involved in clinical projects comparing different surgical techniques of canine cruciate surgery and assessing long-term outcome after cruciate surgery.


Most of my teaching is very practical, hands-on teaching of final year students during their clinical orthopaedic rotation, and I lecture orthopaedic surgery to 5thyear vet students. I am also closely involved in the training of vets during all stages of their specialist training.


I have been at Girton since 2011. I am a European and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and since 2006 I have been part of the busy orthopaedic referral service for dogs and cats at the University of Cambridge’s Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital.

It is a great joy to work with our extremely motivated and enthusiastic students and young vets. Having studied and worked at a variety of universities in Munich, Zurich, Georgia, Texas and Bern myself, I’m interested in an international outlook of student training and veterinary surgery.

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