Dr Ben Mielke


Dr Ben Mielke
Dr Ben Mielke BVSc MANZCVS(Small Animal Surgery) MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

EBVS® European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Ben completed his undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science at Melbourne University, before going on to complete his Masters in Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. He worked as a mixed animal vet in rural Australia for 2 years prior to moving to the UK to start the road to specialisation. He completed his residency training at the Royal Veterinary College and worked there as a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery.

Ben’s passion is in soft tissue surgery which has lead him to having a tremendous amount of experience with some extremely complex cases. Ben is enthusiastic about performing BOAS surgery in order to help breeds who suffer with Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome most commonly seen in French bulldogs, British Bulldogs, Boston terriers, Pekinese and Pugs. Surgical options such as shortening the soft palate, widening the nostrils and removing the laryngeal saccule can dramatically improve the health and quality of life for such breeds. His other surgical interests include oncological surgery and thoracic surgery. Alongside this Ben also performs orthopaedic surgeries such as fracture repairs and also with neurosurgery including spinal surgery. He looks forward to offering a range of different surgical options at HSR for complex conditions, particularly in the area of minimally invasive surgery.

Ben has an Australian Cattle Dog called Winne. Outside of work he enjoys riding his bike, and teaching his son to ride too!