DR BEN WERNHAM
Position: Imaging Specialist
Ben graduated from Massey University in 2005 and spent his first year in practice as the Zoetis Veterinary Specialist Group Intern. After spending two years in the USA and several years in the United Kingdom undertaking additional training, Ben was accepted into a Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging residency and Masters program at the University of Melbourne in 2013. Ben’s Masters thesis focused on the development of a novel ultrasound-guided injection technique of the canine hip joint and was the recipient of several awards. Following his residency, Ben returned to New Zealand to join the the imaging team at VDIL before its merger with VSA. He passed the gruelling Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Examinations in 2018 and subsequently became a New Zealand Registered Specialist in Veterinary Radiology.
Ben enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging but has a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound, imaging-guided procedures and cross-sectional neuroimaging. Outside of work Ben enjoys F45 training, cricket, rugby, boxing and relaxing with his young family Katy, Eddie and “Ding Ding”, his adopted 10 year-old blind diabetic Maltese.