Dr Gareth Moffitt
Qualification: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) University of Queensland.
Most Memorable career moments:-
Recently removing a sewing needle from the trachea of a Labradoodle puppy named Lexi via bronchoscopy. In confirming the position of the needle on radiographs we happened to also identify a large rock in her stomach and this was removed surgically the next day. She was a very unlucky puppy but made a full recovery and has strict instructions to stop ingesting foreign objects in the future!
Most of the surgeries I have done to remove gastrointestinal foreign bodies have been extremely satisfying. Seeing a very sick dog or cat make a full recovery from a life threatening condition that is treated surgically is very rewarding.
Number 1 on my bucket list:-
Listing just one is far too difficult! I love travelling and experiencing new cultures. Travelling to Alberta and British Columbia in Canada is high on my list of places to visit. I would also love to go to a Rugby World Cup final, I think the atmosphere would be incredible. Playing Pebble Beach golf course in the US is also high up on my list.