Dr Karin Davids
Dr Karin Davids is the director of surgery at Melbourne Bulldog Clinic (MBC). Karin is one of Australia’s most advanced BOAS surgeons, often revising failed surgeries from some of Melbourne’s leading specialist surgeons. As well as Karin’s expertise in all things Bulldogs, Karin is also experienced in advanced cancer and lameness.
A member of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science (2002), Karin has furthered her training over the years by attending numerous advanced soft tissue and orthopaedic workshops, and has also recently completed an AO Orthopaedic Foundation Fellowship at Queensland Veterinary specialist Centre in Brisbane. View further training undertaken by Dr Davids.
Karin has particular interest and expertise in the following:
– Canine lameness (assessment, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment)
– Orthopaedic surgery, including fracture repair, TPLO, Patella Luxation and joint arthrodesis
– BOAS: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (one of Australia’s leading experts)
– Bulldog Cruciate TPLO and Luxating patella (which carry different considerations to non-bulldog breeds)
– Advanced cancer surgery and reconstructive procedures
Karin has been sought for her expertise by surgeons around Australia and New Zealand to raise their own level of expertise in BOAS and TPLO.
Read more detailed information on Karin’s Brachycephalic expertise and how MBC has modernised modern BOAS surgery to be almost risk free.
Dr Nick Hunton
Recruited in 2018 for his experience and advanced surgical skills including BOAS airway correction, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery, Nick has added to Southern Animal Health and Melbourne Bulldog Clinic’s advanced surgery team, keeping many surgeries in house that other clinics would send to specialists.
An avid Collingwood and Liverpool fan (which the clinic does hold against him!), with prowess at golf and skiing that almost rivals his passion and ability for surgery, Nick is loved by his clients for his gentle but advanced approach to complicated cases.
Dr Tracy Tang
Tracy was recruited from The Lort Smith Animal Hospital, being one of the head surgeons there for many years. Tracy attained her membership of the Australian and New Zealand college of veterinary Scientists in small animal surgery in 2016, and is employed as a surgeon only at Southern Animal Health and Melbourne Bulldog Clinic.
Tracy has a particular interest in BOAS surgery, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, with particular expertise and interest in fracture repair.
Along with Dr Karin Davids, Tracy empowers Southern Animal Health and Melbourne Bulldog Clinic with two advanced surgeons for those cases general practice often refers to specialists.
We have the most amazing BOAS Nurses to compliment our surgeons and the amazing work that they do at MBC. Our BOAS Nurses are able to advise on most concerns but liaise with our surgeons as appropriate.