Joining Megan Alderson on Pet Talk today is specialist small animal surgeon Dr. Damian Chase.
Damian graduated from Massey University in 1997 and started his veterinary career in a busy mixed practice in South Otago. Over the next 10 years in general practice, he realised that surgery was his true calling and he moved to the UK to complete an Internship in Hertfordshire followed by a Residency in small animal surgery at Glasgow University.
He gained the Diploma for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011, returned to New Zealand in 2014, and is now working with the fantastic team at Veterinary Specialists Auckland.
Damian has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery especially complex fracture fixation and reconstructive surgery. He also enjoys working with wildlife and has operated on a variety of different species such as chimpanzees, giraffes, seals and a coati, including two trips to Cameroon to operate on lowland gorillas.
Listen to the full interview with Megan Alderson and Dr Damien Chase above.
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