Dr David Cook
Specialist Small Animal Surgeon
David graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 with bachelor degrees in Veterinary Science and Commerce.
After working in mixed animal practice in Victoria, David undertook an 18 month internship at Veterinary Specialist Services.
Following a further two years in general and referral surgical small animal practice in the United Kingdom, David returned to Veterinary Specialist Services to undertake a residency program. David achieved Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery in 2015. David is part of the surgical team at Veterinary Specialist Services with a broad case load but particularly enjoys orthopaedic and neurosurgery.
David's special interest area is arthroscopic joint surgery. This involves keyhole surgical techniques for joint diseases such as cruciate ligament disease, elbow dysplasia and shoulder conditions. Other areas of interest are treatment of hip conditions, intervertebral disc disease, treatment of athletic performance animals, fracture repair and minimally invasive soft tissue surgery (laparoscopy).
David is engaged in the local veterinary community. He is a committee member of the Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners group of the AVA and the Treasurer of the Surgery Chapter of the ANZCVS, as well as a mentor for Membership candidates in Small Animal Surgery and an examiner for the Fellowship (specialist) examination in Small Animal Surgery.
David is married to Katie, and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Tess and Penny and a son, Jonathan. The family have 2 cats a brown Burmese and a fluffy ginger boy, as well as wire haired Dachsund.