About Us

Docsinnovent Ltd are specialists in airway management committed to raising standards in veterinary anaesthesia. The company launched the world’s first veterinary specie-specific supraglottic airway management device – v-gel® – for cats and rabbits in 2012.

ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) awarded the prestigious “Easy to Give” award to the cat v-gel® and has now conferred the same award to the cat v-gel® Advanced.

Our Internationally Patented v-gel® Advanced devices for cats, dogs and rabbits are available globally through our large network of distributors.

v-gel® devices are a safer and easier alternative to an endotracheal tube, avoiding laryngeal and tracheal trauma by forming a pharyngeal seal rather than a tracheal seal.

Other products include the d-grip® anaesthesia circuit support device and VetLube® sterile lubricant spray.

Key Team Members

Dr Muhammed Aslam Nasir


Dr Muhammed Aslam Nasir, a qualified human anaesthesiologist, is the inventor of both the v-gel® & i-gel® supraglottic airway devices. (www.i-gel.com). In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Macewen Medal by the DAS (Difficult Airway Society) to recognise and honour his services to airway management. He is only the 14th recipient of this award and will join the society’s most revered members.

Dr Nasir is very active with his charity www.light4life.co.uk, which helps with disaster relief as well as running social, health and education projects.

Surendra Sumaria-Shah

Managing Director

Surendra is a co-founder of Docsinnovent Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has extensive experience, at senior executive level, in working with and advising successful entrepreneurs and businesses with strong international presence. Surendra is also involved in a number of charities and is an active member of Lions Clubs International.

Dawn Sheppard

Sales Executive and Product Specialist

Dawn qualified as Veterinary Nurse in 1987. She had been involved in the veterinary commercial sector for well over 20 years before joining Docsinnovent in 2012. She works with and supports all of our global Distributors, Universities and clinicians. Dawn also spends time with student vets and nurses introducing them to the v-gel® devices.

Outside of Docsinnovent, Dawn is a voluntary telephone controller for SERV Kent, the blood-running charity delivering emergency blood products to Kent hospitals and the Air Ambulance. She is a grandmother of two beautiful grand-daughters and she currently owns 2 Maine Coons, Anya and Luka, who often join her on video sessions