Dr David Neck
Dr David Neck
Dr Neck graduated from Murdoch University in 1992 and has worked at Cottesloe Vet since 1996.
He is committed to continuing veterinary education and has completed membership examinations in 3 chapters; Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Radiology, and most recently Anaesthesia and Critical Care. He enjoys the practice of veterinary science in all its forms, and counts as a strength, the recognition of an ageing local pet population and has geared his knowledge towards helping his practice provide the best of veterinary care for our geriatric pets.
Dr Neck believes that a commitment to the profession should extend beyond the borders of the hospital. He served as State Divisional President for the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and was on the WA Division Committee from 2000 to 2009. He has been on the National Executive Committee of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association (ASAVA) since 2009 and was President of the ASAVA in 2012 and 2013. He was Policy Advisory Councillor for the ASAVA and is also their nominee to the Conference Committee of the AVA. Dr Neck has sat on the WA state Veterinary Surgeon’s Board 2007-2009, and currently remains a Deputy Board Member. He currently is the VSB nominee to the State Poisons Advisory Committee. In May 2014, Dr Neck became the national Vice President of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Dr Neck has been a trustee of the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust from 2006 to 2009 and is a member of the University Banksia Association. He has been a Category A member of the Schools Animal Ethics Committee from 2006-2009. This is the ethics committee that serves the Independent schools, Catholic schools and T.A.F.E. centres of WA. He has been involved in teaching as a demonstrator in surgery at Murdoch University, and has been an AVA Mentor since the inception of the Mentor Scheme in 2000.
In 2007, Dr Neck received an award in the Post Disaster Category of the Australian Safer Communities Awards, for his work as a veterinarian for the canine section of the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. He received the Ian Miller Medal in acknowledgement of his work for the profession from the WA Division of the AVA in 2009. Additionally, in June 2011, he received an award for Meritorious Service from the AVA in recognition of his dedicated service to the AVA.
He is married to Toni, they have two young sons: Robert and Ethan, and cohabit with Fonti, a golden retriever who has never retrieved any gold.