SASH Central Coast


Dr Stephen Fearnside


Dr Stephen Fearnside graduated from The University of Sydney with Honours in 1995. After working in rural practice for a few years, he completed a surgical internship at The Northern Sydney Veterinary Specialist Centre. In 2000 Steve commenced a Small Animal Surgery Residency in Brisbane with now Queensland Veterinary Specialists.

On completion of his residency training, Steve was appointed as the Head of the Small Animal Department at The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden. In 2004, he was awarded his Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery and was also awarded with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists award for best publication in the Australian Veterinary Practitioner in that year.

He has served as Head Examiner in surgery for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists at both a Membership and Fellowship level, and regularly lectures both undergraduates and postgraduates in Australia and overseas. He is currently (2015) the Surgery Chapter President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Steve’s particular interests and focus areas in the practice include: surgical diseases of the spine, complex wound management, orthopaedics including total joint replacement and arthroscopy, orthopaedic and neurosurgical patient rehabilitation and management of musculoskeletal injuries in sporting and working dogs.