Dr. Erik Zager
Dr. Zager is an American board certified specialist in emergency and critical care. He was born in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree in animal behavior at Bucknell University, he went on to Cornell University for his doctor of veterinary medicine. He received his DVM in 2013 and went on to a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New York City Animal Medical Center. He followed his rotating internship with a specialty internship in emergency and critical care at Tufts University Hospital for Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. He completed his emergency and critical care residency at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in New York in 2018.
Dr. Zager has presented at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium and has authored and coauthored articles in veterinary journals. During his veterinary education, Dr. Zager participated in multiple community focused veterinary endeavors, including trips to rural areas of the American Midwest to provide wellness and preventative medicine to disadvantaged communities. He is excited to join the VSH team to continue its mission of providing the most advanced and cutting edge care to the pets of Hong Kong.
Dr. Zager’s professional interests include the treatment of sepsis, endocrine emergencies, intoxications, and the use of focused ultrasound in the critically ill. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with his 2 cats, Brando and Otto.
Education and Training:
- Bachelors of Arts in Animal Behavior, Bucknell University 2003-2007
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University 2009-2013
- Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Animal Medical Center 2013-2014
- Specialty Internship in Emergency and Critical Care, Tufts University 2014-2015
- Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, Cornell University 2015-2018