Paul Gotis-Graham (1967-2014) was an inspirational veterinary surgeon with a special interest in surgery.
He was involved with the CVE over many years, both as a Member of Council and occasionally as a consultant. Paul was an Honours graduate from the University of Sydney and enjoyed teaching and mentoring his colleagues.
In 2011-12 he returned part-time to his alma mater to teach anatomy to undergraduate students with a particular emphasis on the relevance of anatomy to surgery. He attained his Membership of the ANZCVS in Surgery and was actively involved as a member of the Surgery Chapter executive, being Treasurer from 2004-2010, an examiner and an active committee member. He continued to be actively involved with the CVE until March 2013 when the leukaemia he had been battling proved refractory to therapy.
The CVE Paul Gotis-Graham Memorial Award is awarded to a worthy recipient who has passed the requirements for Membership to the ANZCVS in Small Animal Surgery. The CVE believes that the Paul Gotis-Graham Award is a fitting legacy to honour a veterinary surgeon who gave so much of himself to the College, the CVE and others.