David Sobel, DVM, MRCVS began his veterinary training at the University of Glasgow in Scotland before returning to the US to receive his DVM from Tufts Veterinary School in 1992. He was on the staff of the Dover Veterinary Hospital during which time he received advanced training in human endoscopic surgery at the New England Medical Center in Boston. He later served on the staff of the Hanover Veterinary Clinic before starting his mobile outreach service, Metropolitan Veterinary Consultants, in 2000. This is his effort to make his services accessible to small animal patients and practices across Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He also is a consultant, providing referral services at the Veterinary Referral Center of NH at CAVES in Concord, NH and the Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services (SAVES) in Lebanon, NH.
Dr. Sobel also serves as a consultant at the Elands Veterinary Clinic, in England where he has worked with his colleague, Philip Lhermette, to introduce non and minimally invasive surgery to small animal practices across the United Kingdom. David was one of the first practitioners to begin incorporating the use of diode lasers into minimally invasive surgery for dogs and cats, taking what had previously been purely diagnostic procedures into the realm of interventional surgical endoscopy.
He has lectured on endoscopy, endoscopic surgery and laser endoscopic surgery worldwide, including the North American Veterinary Conference, the North Carolina VMA annual meeting, the Pennsylvania VMA annual meeting, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine annual meeting, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Bristol University Veterinary School (UK), University of Sydney (Australia), Royal Veterinary College (UK), Hawaii VMA annual meeting, BSAVA Congress (UK), and many others.
Dr. Sobel has served as a reviewer of the journal Veterinary Surgery and has worked with many corporate and industrial colleagues on developing and marketing products for the veterinary endoscopy market.
He is the co-editor and author of the recently published BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Endoscopy and Endosurgery as well as having written extensively for other volumes on small animal endoscopic surgery. He is licensed to practice in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom.
An accomplished triathlete with four Ironman completions to his credit, David lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with his wife and four children, a dog, cat, and turtle.