Dr Michael Nawrocki - Veterinary Specialists Aotearoa | Veterinary Specialist and Animal Referral Services in NZ with 3 specialist animal hospitals in Auckland and Christchurch
Dr Michael Nawrocki


Position: Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery


Michael grew up in Kansas City and attended Veterinary School at Kansas State University (KSU). He graduated from KSU in 2000 and served as a rotating intern at Georgia Veterinary Specialists and Mississippi State University. He went on to a small animal surgical residency at Washington State University for 2 years before completing his residency at Mississippi State in 2005. 

In 2006 Michael became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Following his residency, he accepted a position at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Wichita as the chief of the surgical service.  After 10 years of heading the referral department as a partner of VESHW, Michael took a staff surgeon position at Vetspecs in Christchurch. 

Michael worked at Vetspecs for 4 ½ years before beginning work with VSA. 

Michael’s surgical interests include hepatobiliary surgery, Circular fixation techniques, and soft tissue/reconstruction surgery. 

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 dogs (A Border Collie named Dougal and a Border Terrier named George) working on their lifestyle property complete with a rare angora goat breed, alpacas, and poultry.  His work with the rare breed goats and the alpacas on his lifestyle block has prompted his interest in fibre working (spinning and knitting). He also enjoys outdoor activities including tramping, mudruns, hunting/fishing, whitewater sports and he is an avid paintball player. 

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