Dr Chris Lam| Small Animal Internal Medicine | VSS


BA BVSc (Hons 1st Class)

Cardiology Resident

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 human breast cancer research in Hong Kong subsequently.

After obtaining his veterinary degree, he worked in a small animal practice in Ballarat for a brief
period of time 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

After his internship, he started a mobile veterinary service in the High Western Arctic of Canada,
where he was also a member 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 ACVIM cardiology clinical
residency at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) in Brisbane/Gold Coast.

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.