Charles Barnard, BVSc, M.Med.Vet (Surgery)
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery – one of only eight practising in New Zealand
Charles qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1977. After 3 years in general practice he was employed as a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at the Veterinary School in Pretoria, South Africa. During this 6 year period he completed a Masters Degree in Small Animal Surgery and graduated as a Small Animal Specialist Surgeon from the University of Pretoria in 1986. From 1985 to 1999 he ran a Referral and General Practice in Durban.
In August 1999 Charles and Jacquie emigrated to New Zealand and have been operating as Highway Vets and Specialist Surgical Referral Centre since that time, providing full medical and surgical care for small animals.
In August 2000 he was registered by the NZ Veterinary Council as a Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.
Charles is interested in all aspects of surgery especially orthopaedics and is a popular choice of specialist for many, regularly taking on referrals from other Veterinary Surgeons from all over New Zealand. He has performed surgery on small animals from as far afield as Christchurch and Taranaki.
Charles and Jacquie have 4 cats, Mr Google a domestic short haired tabby, Twossell, Mouse and Bumble, 3 very naughty Cornish Rex kitties and also a dog Hendry, a rescued SPCA bitza of mature years.
They have 2 grown-up daughters residing in the UK.