Chris graduated from the University of Sydney and started his veterinary career in equine racetrack practice in Victoria. He undertook an internship at the Hong Kong Jockey Club in surgery and anaesthesia in 2011 and stayed on as an equine registrar.
After two stud seasons and a year in mixed practice in Western Australia and Victoria, he returned to Sydney and worked in small animal practice and research. In 2016 he completed a Master of Philosophy in veterinary epidemiology and became interested in anaesthesia and pain management. He completed his residency in veterinary anaesthesia at the University of Sydney under the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, and attained Membership in veterinary anaesthesia with the Australian and New Zealand College in 2020. During his residency, Chris had the opportunity to learn about the anaesthetic management of small animals, horses, ruminants, exotic animals and worked closely with zoos across New South Wales.
He has also performed extensive research in anaesthesia, in particular with neuraxial anaesthesia (spinal and epidural anaesthesia) and is interested in locoregional anaesthesia and optimising perioperative anaesthetic management for the benefit of each patient. He is currently completing a PhD in veterinary anaesthesia with the University.
Chris joined the SASH family in 2022. Outside work, Chris is enjoys spending time with his young family and with his tuxedo cat Larry and greyhound Rosie