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Dave Thompson, ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists

Dave Thomson

Referral Clinician in Small Animal Surgery
  • BVMS
  • CertVR
  • CertSAS

David graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1990, subsequent to this he did six years in general practice before getting a residency at The University of Bristol under the supervision of Professor John Innes. Following this David had a short spell at Willows Veterinary Specialists and then moved to the newly formed Davies Veterinary Specialists. He was promoted to the role of Director in 2003 and continued in this position until 2016.

Over his career David has acquired certificates in radiology and small animal surgery, with a specific passion for orthopaedic surgery. He has worked alongside some of the finest orthopaedic surgeons in the country and has learnt greatly from these interactions. His specific interests in the orthopaedic field are TPLO surgery, fracture repair, arthroscopy and total joint replacement.

David is a veteran of over 500 total hip replacement surgeries and whilst you never stop learning with regard to this procedure, he has seen and dealt with most variations that can occur with hip replacement and challenging anatomy. Outside work David enjoys road cycling and spending time with his children.

COVID-19 Update

We continue to work safely and provide urgent and emergency care for clients and their pets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including national and local lockdowns. To help us with our ways of working, and to keep us all safe, please do not attend the practice unless you have a pre-booked appointment. Call for information and guidance.