David graduated from Edinburgh University in 2005. Following time in mixed animal practice, first opinion small animal practice and charitable practice. He moved to Sheffield in 2011 to work for Veterinary Instrumentation Ltd with responsibilities for the design and development of their new implants and instrumentation, the provision of technical advice, representing them at various specialist and non-specialist conferences around the world and assisting with the provision of small animal orthopaedic training in the UK and overseas.
David formed ROAR-Surgical Ltd in 2012 in order to provide local practices with direct surgical support alongside his Veterinary Instrumentation duties. By late 2016, David resigned his post of Technical Director from Veterinary Instrumentation to concentrate more squarely on his clinical duties and to spend more time with his young family.
Working from a number of host practices, Highfield’s being one of the very first, David currently performs over 400 advanced orthopaedic procedures a year, predominantly stifle surgery (cruciate ligament and patellar luxation surgery), as well as simple to complex fracture repair, arthrodesis and limb deformity correction. He regularly performs select soft-tissue surgeries as well, including airway surgery (BOAS), ear canal surgery and the repair of perineal ruptures.
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