Gert ter Haar

Dr. Gert ter Haar


Dr. Gert ter Haar is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery. He is an European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and contributes to provision of the referral soft tissue surgery service at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

He has particular expertise in Audiology, ENT soft tissue surgery referrals and Head & Neck (reconstructive) surgery. He has a particular interest in progressing our understanding of hearing loss and deafness in dogs and cats. Gert is also interested in the therapeutic options / management of patients with hearing loss through the development of middle and inner ear (cochlear) implants.

Gert is participating in the teaching of the Surgical module of the compulsory part of the Masters programme.


Gert ter Haar graduated from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1997, with differentiation in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. After his internship in the Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals at Utrecht University he undertook a residency in Small Animal Surgery in the same Department from 1998 to 2001. In 2002 he qualified as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons

In 2009 his research on hearing in dogs led to his PhD thesis, a 220-page book entitled “Age-related hearing loss in dogs”.