DR RICHARD JERRAM
Position: Director & Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery
Richard graduated from Massey University in 1987 and spent the next seven years in general practice in the Waikato. During this time, he worked with both farm animals and pets but developed a special interest in surgery of dogs and cats.
Richard has over 30 years of surgical experience and is interested in all aspects of surgery of dogs and cats but has special interests in diseases and surgery of the nervous system (particularly surgery of the brain and spine), surgical oncology (the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cancer in dogs and cats), and plastic surgery (the reconstruction of major skin wounds).
In 1995, Richard began a 4-year internship and residency program in small animal surgery at Texas A&M University. This led to him completing a 3-year residency program from 1996-99 in small animal surgery also at Texas University.
In 2000, Richard sat and passed the Board certification examinations to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Small Animal Surgery.
Richard regularly lectures to veterinarians in New Zealand and has published numerous articles on surgical topics in veterinary journals. Richard is married with four children and spends his time away from work watching sport, riding his road bike, running, and struggling through triathlons. He also has a strong affinity with the sand, surf and cafes of Waihi Beach. Richard has a crazy pug dog (Edna) and two disgruntled Burmese cats (Tusken and Patricia).