Dr. Dalton Nguyen – Veterinarian | Co-Director | B.V.Sc (hons 1) MANZCVS (surgery) GCertSAUA

Dr Dalton Nguyen graduated from the University of Sydney (first class honours) and is a partner at Colyton Veterinary Hospital (CVH). Dalton’s first job as a vet started at CVH, he then commenced a rotating internship at a specialist hospital in Eastern Sydney, focusing on small animal emergency, medicine and surgery. Dalton discovered his passion for surgery and accepted a surgical internship, spending the next couple of years focusing on soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. After spending 2.5 years in a specialist referral setting Dalton spent some time working as an emergency clinician prior to returning to general veterinary practice. His multidisciplinary experience has allowed him to become an all rounder veterinarian.

Dalton has completed multiple soft tissue/orthopaedic qualifications. He is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, this credential requires the completion of a 5 hour examination and recognises advanced knowledge in the field of small animal surgery in Australia/New Zealand. He was one of the youngest veterinary surgeons to achieve this recognition. Following this, Dalton has spent time in Italy, Spain, UK completing an advanced orthopaedic programme lead by leading surgical specialists in the field.

Aside from his surgical interest, Dalton is certified in small animal advanced CPR through the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. He also holds post-graduate qualifications in abdominal ultrasound completed through the University of Melbourne.

He is actively involved in the treatment greyhound injuries and assists with preparing them for re-homing through the greyhound adoption program (GAP).

Dalton has also published papers in Australian and American journals.

Specialised treatment interests:

  • Orthopaedics (complex fracture repair, race injuries, cruciate ligament disease, luxating patella)
  • Neurosurgery and medical neurological conditions
  • Soft tissue (intestinal surgery, cancer resection , brachycephalic surgery, cherry eye repair)
  • Medical (diabetes, renal disease, hormonal/behavioural disorders, seizures, pain control, palliative care)
  • Small animal reproduction (managing difficult pregnancies, caesarians, medical treatment of pyometra)

Dalton understands the value of the human-animal bond and aims to provide high quality veterinary care to his patients. He believes continuing education is the key to providing excellent medical care to his patients and that a good surgeon is able to minimise complications and if they do occur has the knowledge to correct them.

You can book an appointment with Dalton from Monday – Wednesday, Friday and certain rostered weekends.

Google Reviews

We are very grateful to Dr. Nguyen, who saved our baby that had a difficult birth and needed a caesarian. Price was not outrageous and staff were very efficient. Thank you Colyton staff.

I want to thank you for seeing my dog, Pugzley when he needed emergency care last Sunday. I am grateful that you were able to accommodate and help him. He is doing much better now. Thank you so much Dr. D Nguyen & Cameron for saving his life.

I’m very happy with this vet..the nurses and the whole team are lovely 😊
I normally see Dalton he is such a good vet and so intelligent, he is knowledgeable, caring and takes the time to sit down and explain everything you need to know about your pet and he is a good person. 🙏 I had some worries about my French bulldog, Dalton put me at ease and helped my dog get better ❤️‍ He always finds a solution for everything. He has a good positive “CAN DO” attitude and is always so polite and kind to his patients. Thank you Dalton

Dear Dr. Dalton. Thank you so so much, because of you I still have Lola walking and if I let her she’ll be jumping up and down all day.  It’s so nice to see her standing on her back feet again even though I try hard not to let her do that yet. I see how she’s getting back to normal and for that I’ll be forever grateful.  I’ll definitely recommend you and Colyton vet hospital for everyone. Thank you again, I appreciate your hard work and kindness.

My cat had a cruciate ligament surgery with Dr Dalton. After keeping her confined for the required amount of time, she has recovered fantastically well. She is doing so well and we are so happy with the service provided by Colyton vet and Dr Dalton. Thank you for giving my cat Topaz the chance of living her best life. Can’t recommend this vet enough

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