Dr Jim McVeagh- MBChB Diploma in Primary Emergency Care (College of Medicine, South Africa) DipCEM (NZ) FCUCP
Dr. Jim McVeagh is British-born but trained in South Africa. He graduated from the University of The Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1981 and worked as a GP in Johannesburg for eight years followed by a two year stint as a mine doctor on a coal mine in Botswana where he was exposed to an incredible range of third world medical problems that are seldom seen in first world countries today. Jim emigrated to New Zealand with his wife and two daughters in 1995. In New Zealand he has spent much of his time in Emergency Medicine, some as a medical officer and some as Clinical Director of the emergency department at Invercargill hospital. Recently, he has spent some time working in rural hospitals and has done extended locums in General Practice and Accident & Medical Practice. Jim holds Diplomas in Emergency Medicine from both South Africa and New Zealand, and is a Fellow of the College of Urgent Care New Zealand. Jim is the Clinical Director of our Accident & Medical Department.
Jim has interests in Emergency Medicine, Chronic Pain Management and Geriatrics and is full-time at Westgate Medical Centre. In his spare time, he also runs the popular medico- political blog “MacDoctor”. Jim works full-time at the clinic and is available any weekday for appointments.