Small Animal Specialist Surgeon

Dr Bruce Smith


A graduate from the University of Sydney, Bruce has a surgical career spanning more than 23 years.

He completed intern and residency training at Murdoch and Louisiana State Universities, a Master of Science research degree (biomechanics) and achieved specialist certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

From 1997 to 2012 he has been engaged in private practice referral surgery on the Eastern Seaboard. In 2012 he assisted in establishing the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland’s new Gatton Veterinary Campus. Throughout his career he has been active in the career development of future surgeons and is currently serving on the Council of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Bruce joined the team at Animal Referral Hospital Canberra in August 2015 and has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery.