Italian Lead Lipogems Canine Vet

Director of San Michele Veterinary Hospital, Milan, DVM PhD Field Of Study Veterinary Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

“Whoever deals with regenerative medicine use stem cells, whoever deals with stem cells should use Lipogems. This is the shortest answer, yet the most complete and truthful, when colleagues ask me - why Lipogems? The longer answer is that Lipogems is a concept, a method and a device, all in one. 

The concept - instead of using pure stem cells that should be cultivated and expanded and therefore are high cost, we use a true mini habitat containing a scaffold, stem cells precursors, numerous anti-inflammatory factors, trophic mediators and others.

The method - using mild mechanical forces in a completely closed system, with no enzymes, additives and other manipulations, avoiding complex regulatory issues.

The device - single-use medical device for the processing of lipo-aspirated adipose tissue. It is very friendly and straight forward device.

I am happy to say that in my hospital, 70-80% of all cases treated with stem cell, has been shifted from bone marrow cultivated material to Lipogems, which we can use immediately on our patients. In the case of dog’s muscles, tendons and articular diseases, 100% of the cases is treated by Lipogems. The results are amazing.”

Referral Centre Contact Details

To contact our Lipogems Canine Referral Centres please click here.

Dr Stefano Olgiati, Chairman

Alistair Cliff qualified in 2007 from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. During his time in general small animal practice he has developed a keen interest in all aspects of small animal surgery. He was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in 2014. This qualification follows many years of successful case management and examinations and represents the first tier of veterinary postgraduate qualifications. Alistair is particularly enthusiastic about the arthroscopic treatment of canine elbow disease, management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and laparoscopic surgery. Born and bred Invernessian, Alistair now lives on the Black Isle with his wife and son.

Meet The Lipogems Canine & Equine Team

Martin ffrench Blake,


Lipogems Equine Consultant Vet

After graduating in 1987 from Massey University in New Zealand, Murray worked in several mixed animal practices before taking a position in an equine practice in Wellington. From there, Murray travelled to the UK to concentrate on Equine Sports Medicine before setting up Shotter & Byers Equine Veterinary Services with Michael Byers. Murray specialises in sports medicine, orthopaedic work and performance horses, in particular, medium and high goal polo teams. 

Dr Tim Watson BVM&S PhD MRCVS

UK Lead Lipogems Canine Vet

The Lipogems Canine Veterinary Team


To find out more about Lipogems Equine click here to visit the dedicated website for horses.

Dr Offer Zeira, Italy Lead Lipogems Canine Vet

Lipogems Equine Lead Vet
Director and partner at Waterlane Vets in Gloucestershire which is an ambulatory equine practice covering Glos and N. Wilts, dealing with all types of horses and ponies. Special interest in lameness, back problems and poor performance. Director International Affairs at British Equestrian Federation, Chairman, International Committee for British Show Jumping

Why not join our referral centre team? 

If you are a veterinary practice or veterinary surgeon that offers surgical treatments to your clients and you would like to be able to offer Lipogems Canine as a treatment option by joining our network of referral centres please contact for training and accreditation options. 

The Lipogems Canine & Equine Non-Veterinary Team

Alistair Cliff

The Lipogems Equine Veterinary Team


Lipogems® Canine is a new innovative application of regenerative technology available from referral veterinary surgeons for a range of conditions including orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries and diseases including osteoarthritis. Veterinary treatment for you dog can be considered by asking your first referral veterinary surgeon to refer your case to one of our centres. To find a referral centre click here.  #lipogemscanine 

Murray Shotter


Who Provides Lipogems Canine?

Regenerative Veterinary Services (Lipocast Biotech UK Ltd) are the providers of Lipogems Canine but also Lipogems Equine, they provide the technology and training to the veterinary community. To find out ore about them visit team click here.


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