Dr. David Clarke


Owner-Operator, Registered Veterinary Dental Specialist

Dr. David is a Victorian native and the owner operator of Hallam Veterinary Clinic and Dental Care For Pets. He has been at the practice since 2003. He obtained his BVSc in 1989 from the University of Queensland, and then completed his specialist training in veterinary dentistry with Dr. Bob Wiggs in Dallas, Texas through the American Veterinary Dental College.

David has lectured around Australia and New Zealand. He has also had some interesting experiences lecturing in China & South East Asia, especially when some topics get “lost in translation”!


He is passionate about all things dental, especially endodontics and orthodontics. His goals are to set up a dentistry program specifically to assist new graduates in the workplace and to mentor his three residents, Angus, Kirsty and Crystal towards completing their credentials and specialty training.


In November, 2018, David became the first international (non-American) person to become the President of the American Veterinary Dental College, a massive achievement for veterinary dentists outside of the USA.


In his spare time, David enjoys some downtime by weeding and tending his garden, and relaxing at the beach house. He is an avid traveller, and aims to visit anyplace he hasn’t been to yet. He has multiple cats and chickens. His lovely wife Kim works alongside him in running the businesses and they have two children.