The Referral Team
Department: Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery
Soft Tissue Surgery
BVSc MACVSc (Surgery) Dip ECVS MRCVS
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Damian graduated from Massey University in 1997 and started work in a busy mixed animal practice in New Zealand followed by 3 years in England working in mixed practice. After another period in New Zealand where he studied for the Australian College Membership exams in small animal surgery, Damian returned to Britain and completed an Internship in Hertfordshire follwed by a Residency in small animal surgery at Glasgow University.
Damian gained the Diploma for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011 before joining the team at Pride Veterinary Centre in April 2011.
He has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery especially complex fracture fixation and surgical oncology, and sees orthopaedic and spinal surgery, and soft tissue surgery cases at Pride Veterinary Centre
Damian regularly presents at CPD events and lectures at international congresses including BSAVA.
Outside of work, Damian enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and scuba diving or relaxing at home in the Derbyshire Dales with his fiancée Abi, their crossbreed dogs Wesley and Eilidh and a fat ginger cat called Rangi.
Chase D, McLauchlan G, Eckersall D, Parkin T and Pratschke K. Acute phase protein levels in dogs with mast cell tumours and sarcomas. Veterinary Record, 2012; 170 (25). p. 648.
Chase D, Farrell M. Fracture of the lateral trochlear ridge after surgical stabilisation of medial patellar luxation. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2010;23 (3): 203-208.
Marshall W, Farrell M, Chase D, Carmichael S. Maxillo-mandibular circular external skeletal fixation for repair of caudal mandibular fractures in a dog. Veterinary Surgery. 2010; 39 (6). p. 765–770.
Calvo I , Farrell M, Chase D, Aisa J, Rayward R and Carmichael S. Carpal arthrodesis in cats, Long-term functional outcome. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2009: (6). p. 498-504
Chase D, Bray J, Ide A, Polton G. Outcome following removal of canine spindle cell tumours in first opinion practice: 104 cases. Journal of Small Animal Practice. 2009; 50(11):568-574.
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