Dr. Tom Hill – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary science degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1987. For the next few years, he worked in small animal practice while continuing to study part time, receiving an honours degree, majoring in radiology and anatomy, in 1991.

Tom subsequently entered a 3 year residency training program in Small Animal Surgery at the Faculty of Veterinary Science in Pretoria, later being appointed as a lecturer in the Department.  He then went on to complete a Masters degree in Veterinary Science (Surgery) with distinction in 1999.

After moving to Australia in 2002, he applied for and was awarded registration as a Veterinary Specialist – Small Animal Surgery from the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. He spent a short stint in private practice in Perth before taking up the position as Senior Registrar (Surgery) at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital in 2004. The next 4 years were at MUVH, with the focus primarily on clinical case work but also on the training of both surgery residents and veterinary students.

Tom returned to specialist private practice in 2008, assisting Neil and Fiona at Rivergum Referral Services before becoming a partner in 2011. Tom’s main areas of surgical interest include spinal surgery, fracture orthopaedics and soft tissue reconstructive procedures.