DR DAMIAN CHASE
Position: Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery
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 Damian 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.
Damian gained the Diploma for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011. He returned to New Zealand in 2014 and has been working at Veterinary Specialist Aotearoa since 2015. Damian now leads the team at VSA Auckland West
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.
Outside of work, Damian enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and scuba diving or relaxing at home with his wife Abi, and daughters Molly and Ivy.