David Church | Centre for Veterinary Education

David Church

BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS

Professor David Church graduated BVSc from the University of Sydney in 1975. After graduating he was appointed there as a small animal clinical instructor and enrolled in a PhD program in the Faculty of Medicine looking at various aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus. In 1983 he was appointed as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1991 and Associate Professor in 1999. David obtained membership (small animal medicine) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1990, and was Hospital Director of the University Veterinary Centre from 1991 until his departure in 2001 to take up the Chair of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. David became head of the new Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences until August 2009, and was then appointed Vice Principal (Academic and Clinical Affairs) at the Royal Veterinary College. David is the author of numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and a recipient of the Betts Prize alongside Lynne Hill for establishing VCS and the QMH as a powerhouse of veterinary clinical service, training and education. He is a co-tutor in the long running CVE Distance Education course – Internal Medicine: A Problem Solving Approach.