Dr Chris Lam| Small Animal Internal Medicine | VSS


BA BVSc (Hons) Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Registered Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology - Veterinary Cardiologists Australia (VCA)

Dr. Chris Lam graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Sydney in 2015 after previously
obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Japanese Studies from Middlebury College, Vermont in
2010 and working in cancer research in Hong Kong subsequently.
After obtaining his veterinary degree, he worked in a small animal practice in Ballarat for a brief
period before commencing a 1-year small animal rotating internship at the Ontario Veterinary
College (OVC) in Guelph, Canada where he also published his research on cardiac biomarkers.
After his internship, he started a mobile veterinary service in the High Western Arctic of Canada,
where he was a part of the veterinary team for various international sled dog races including the
1000-mile Yukon Quest.
Chris relocated back to Australia in 2018 where he practiced as a locum vet across various small
animal practices in NSW and Victoria. In 2019, he commenced a 3-year American College of
Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) clinical residency in cardiology under Veterinary Cardiologists
Australia (VCA) at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in Brisbane/Gold Coast, and in 2022, became a
Diplomate of the ACVIM and registered specialist in veterinary cardiology. Chris now joins the rest of
the VCA team to continue providing cardiac referral care for patients across southeast QLD from the
two VSS hospitals at Underwood and Carrara.
Chris has a special interest in both the medical and interventional managements of congenital
cardiac diseases.
While not at work, Chris enjoys spending time in the outdoors as well as exploring various culinary
experiences with his lovely wife Tess. They also have a beautiful cat Eric, who is very much enjoying
every bit of retirement life having worked as a full-time blood donor at University of Sydney for
much of his younger life.