Who We Are
Gordon Maclellan MB BS FRCS
A consultant Orthopedic Surgeon for the NHS from 1984 until 2010 when he continued in Private Practice. One achievement during his medical career involved research into the mechanical factors causing Osteo Arthritis which led to the development of Visco Elastic shock absorbing footwear (such as Sorbothane and Viscolas), now used throughout the world of sports and athletics.
Now enjoying his retirement which he shares with four Irish Wolfhounds, three Belgian Shepherds and a rescued Greyhound he has turned his attention to the diagnosing of hip problems in dogs.
Breeders/Exhibitors of Irish Wolfhounds and Belgian Shepherds.
Both are also judges
Breeders/Exhibitors of the Revloch Belgian Shepherds and Schipperkes in Ireland, they have bred many champions in Ireland, UK, Europe and further afield.
Both International FCI Judges across numerous groups, Paul currently sits on the Irish Kennel Club Judges Committee and Health & Welfare Committee while Jean is a member of the Ard Comhairle of the Irish Kennel Club.
Both are also involved in the organisation of Championship Shows
Breeder/Exhibitor of the Surlson Great Danes. Well known and respected Judge of over 60 breeds across 4 Groups as well as Best in Show.
Chairman of numerous Breed Clubs including the Bull Dog Breed Council
Breeder of over 30 UK Champions and numerous European Champions.
Our Veterinary Professionals
Luca Adinolfi MVB
Luca qualified at the University of Veterinary Medicine “Federico II” in Naples-Italy in 2006. He was always very interested in animal fertility and diagnostic imaging and after graduation was involved as a volunteer researcher in the same University for the Department of Zootechnical Science. Luca then decided to move to Ireland where he has been practising since. He ‘s very enthusiastic about the possibility of using ultrasound scan for early diagnosis of hip genetically transmitted disorders. Thanks to the management of the Newbridge Veterinary Clinic, where he is currently practising, he is happy to provide his knowledge and the facilities required to collect the data necessary for the evaluation of this study.