Dacross Services is a veterinary clinical, consultancy and education business run by Dr. David A. Crossley, an English veterinary surgeon who has undergone extensive post-graduate training in soft tissue surgery, CT imaging, endoscopy, oncology, maxillofacial surgery and dentistry.
David qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1978. He spent his first 9 years working as a small animal clinician for a veterinary practice in Altrincham, Cheshire. During this time he developed interests in and started post-graduate training in dentistry, orthopaedics and oncology. For the next 9 years, David ran his own small animal practice just north of Manchester. This gave him the freedom to undertake more intensive specialised training and in 1993 he became only the second UK veterinary surgeon to be awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.
In 1998, after 5 more years study, David became the first UK veterinary surgeon to pass the entrance examination of the European Veterinary Dental College, becoming an European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry. In 2002, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons recognised David as a UK specialist. At that time David was researching dental disease in chinchillas, being awarded a PhD in Oral Pathology by the University of Manchester in October 2003 for his thesis on this subject. Having gained his specialist qualifications, David spent a lot of time teaching others in the UK and abroad, in addition to offering clinical services at suitably equipped veterinary practices in the UK.
When he has spare time, David enjoys watching wildlife, and if it is not moving too fast, photographing it!
Clinical referral service
David offers his services as a clinical consultant in veterinary dentistry, orofacial medicine, maxillofacial and a range of ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgery. Veterinary surgeons who wish to discuss or refer cases in the UK should contact him by email, see the contact page.
Animals requiring David's specialised skills must be referred to him by the animal's attending veterinary surgeon.The patient's relevant medical history must be supplied by the amimal's vet to enable safe and appropriate treatment before David can accept patients.