BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Bob Doneley graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982. After working as an associate in veterinary practices in Bundaberg, Brisbane, the UK, and Toowoomba, he opened the West Toowoomba Vet Surgery in 1988. This practice, offering medical and surgical services for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and small mammals, has operated continuously since then. Bob sold the practice in August 2010, initially to take up the position of Head of the Small Animal Service at the University of Queensland Veterinary Medical Centre at Gatton, and now is an Associate Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service.
Shortly after graduation, he discovered an increasing interest in avian medicine which saw him obtain his Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1991 and his Fellowship in 2003, becoming Queensland’s first specialist in avian medicine and only the third in Australia. He has authored 2 textbooks on avian medicine and several chapters in other books, as well as over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has spoken at veterinary conferences throughout Australia and in the USA.
Bob has been extensively involved in his profession. As well as being a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and several avian and exotic pet veterinary associations, he has been awarded the ANZCVS Fellowship Scholarship (2002), the College Prize (2003) and the College Meritorious Service Award (2015). He was on the Board of Examiners of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists from 2004 till 2010.