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.

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August 31, 2020

We understand that the COVID-19 virus can cause stress and uncertainty for all of our clients. We want you to know that we are following the guidelines of the World Health Organisation, the NZ Ministry of Health, and the NZ Veterinary Association to ensure that the risk of transmission of the virus is reduced in our hospital. We are working hard to ensure that we are able to stay fully operational and continue to provide care for our clients and their pets.

There is currently no evidence that animals play a role in the transmission of COVID-19 to humans, or vice versa.

From Monday the 31st of August, the Auckland region is under Alert Level 2.

Veterinary Specialists Auckland will continue to operate under Alert Level 2.

If you have any questions or need more information, please view our COVID-19 page or feel free to get in touch by clicking the button below.

Thanks, the VSA team.