Our Education Leaders

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Wendy Archipow
BVSC MS Diplomate ACVS-SA
Wendy graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2003 with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science. She completed internships at a private referral practice in Auckland and at the...
Archipow
Sandra Baxendell
BVSc (Hons) PhD MACVSc
Dr Sandra Baxendell is a university of Queensland graduate who got her first goat in 1971, the same year she started her veterinary undergraduate study. She then went on to do her ...
Baxendell
Niek Beijerink
DVM PhD Dipl. ECVIM-CA (Cardiology)
Niek Beijerink graduated with a veterinary degree from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He completed a PhD (canine endocrinology and reproduction) in 2007 and then a residenc...
Beijerink
Peter Bennett
BVSc FANZCVS (Canine Medicine) DACVIM
Peter Bennett is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. After spending some time in general practice he undertook training in small animal medicine, and then Oncology in progra...
Bennett
Sue Bennett
BSc BVMS MANZCVS FANZCVS
Sue Bennett is a graduate of Murdoch University and spent the first half of her working life in general practice before training for specialist qualifications in Small Animal Medic...
Bennett
Sonya Bettenay
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Derm.) DipEd Dipl. ECVD MANZCVS
Sonya Bettenay graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1980. She completed her dermatology residency and achieved board certification in veterinary dermatology with the Austr...
Bettenay
Lara Boland
BVSc FANZCVS (Feline Medicine) Dipl. ECVIM-CA
Lara graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and initially worked in feline and general small animal practice in Brisbane and Canberra. Lara completed an International Cat ...
Boland
Katherine Briscoe
BVSc (Hons I) MVetStud FANZCVS
Kath graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003, graduating with first class honours and the University Medal. Kath worked in private small animal practice in Sydney and the U...
Briscoe
Jen Brown
BVSc FANZCVS
Jen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997. She spent four years working in mixed practice in rural Victoria before working in several UK practices over the following y...
Brown
Chris Burrows
MSc RVN DipVN (Surgical) VTS (Anaesthesia & Analgesia) VTS (LAM)
Chris has been working as a veterinary nurse in primary, specialist, research and university practice for the past 15 years. He is a double board certified veterinary technician sp...
Burrows
Jason Byrd
PhD D-ABFE
Jason Byrd a Professor and Associate Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. He is a Board-Certified For...
Byrd
Tony Caiafa
BVSc BDSc MANZCVS (Small animal surgery, 1992; Dentistry, 1993)
Tony Caiafa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science in 1978. He worked as mainly a companion animal vet and owned two practices over...
Caiafa
Debbie Calnon
BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
Debbie obtained her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1985 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour in ...
Calnon
Jennifer Chau
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS GradDipVetClinStud MVetStud
Jennifer Chau graduated from vet school at the University of Sydney in 2007. She spent 3 years in private practice and developed an interest in ultrasound. Jennifer went on to obta...
Chau
Katrina Cheng
BVSc (hons) FANZCVS (Vet Oncology) MANZCVS (SM medicine and Radiology)
Katrina graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 and has worked in general and referral practices in Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. In 2015, she commenced a three-y...
Cheng
Sally Coggins
BVSc (Hons I), MANZCVS (Feline Medicine)
Sally graduated with first class honours from The University of Sydney in 2007. After 2 years in small animal practice in Canberra, Sally commenced work in feline only practice at ...
Coggins
Paul Cusack
BSc BVSc (Hons) MVSt MAgribus PhD FACVSc
Paul is a consultant cattle veterinarian, ruminant nutritionist, and beef producer with post-graduate training in the intensive and extensive ruminant industries. His post-graduate...
Cusack
Steven De Decker
DVM PhD MvetMed DipECVN MRCVS
Steven graduated in 2005 from Ghent University in Belgium. After graduation, he performed there a Rotating Internship followed by a PhD about disk-associated cervical spondylomyelo...
De Decker
Mayara de Moura
BVSc
Maya graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil with a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science in 2010. She also did a specialisation in Small Anim...
de Moura
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Bob Doneley is a Professor in Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine at the University of Queensland. After graduating from UQ in 1982 and working as an associate in practices in Queensland...
Doneley
Linda Fleeman
BVSc PhD MANZCVS
Linda Fleeman runs Animal Diabetes Australia, which is a clinical service in Melbourne specifically for diabetic dogs and cats. After Linda graduated from the University of Queensl...
Fleeman
Sandra Forsyth
BVSc Dipl. ACVA
Sandra Forsyth has had a mixed career having been in practice, undertaken a residency in anaesthesia and critical care, gained her boards in Anaesthesia and taught anaesthesia and ...
Forsyth
David Fraser
AM BVSc PhD
David Fraser was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia to study at the University of Sydney, graduating Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours and the Univers...
Fraser
Bronwyn Fullagar
BVSc MS DACVS
Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar is a specialist small animal surgeon based in Bend, Oregon. Bronwyn grew up in Brisbane and earned her veterinary degree from the University of Queensland in 2...
Fullagar
Laurent Garosi
DVM Dipl. ECVN MRCVS
Laurent is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), RCVS/EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary S...
Garosi
Sarah Heath
BVSc DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS
Sarah qualified from Bristol University and spent four years in mixed general practice before setting up Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice in 1992. She is an RCVS and Europ...
Heath
Stefan Hobi
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Med. Vet. Dipl. ECVD and AiCVD
Dr. Hobi graduated from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2007. After two years in practice and a doctoral thesis about hypersensitivity disorders in cats, he completed a 15...
Hobi
Steven Holloway
BVSc MVS PhD MACVSc Dipl. ACVIM
Steven graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 with second-class honours in Veterinary Science. After graduation, Steven worked for 2 years in private practice in Sydney fo...
Holloway
Belinda Hopper
BSc BVMS (hons), MVS, FANZCVS
Belinda Hopper is a veterinary radiologist who loves being part of the diagnostic process - getting to the root of clinical problems and bringing together clinicians and specialist...
Hopper
Xander Huizing
DVM DipECVDI MRCVS
Xander is a board-certified specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (DipECVDI). As such, he spends his days working with ultrasound, radiography, CT, MRI and fluoroscopy trying...
Huizing
Tunbi Idowu
BSc BVMS FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
Tunbi is originally from Canberra and has always loved animals. Her passion to be a vet made her travel to Western Australia where she studied Veterinary Science at Murdoch Univers...
Idowu
Karen Jackson
BVSc (Hons I) MANZCVS (Internal Medicine) Dipl. ACVP (Clinical Pathology)
After graduating from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2002, Karen worked in a mixed animal practice in Victoria and the UK and then as an intern in Brisbane (BVSC) before movi...
Jackson
Fleur James
BSc BVMS (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
Fleur is a specialist in small animal medicine who is passionate about providing the very best health care for dogs and cats, post-graduate and under-graduate teaching, as well as ...
James
Robert Johnson
BVSc MANZCVS (Feline Medicine) CertZooMed BA FAVA
Robert graduated BVSc from the University of Sydney in 1977 and has worked in mixed, small animal, zoo, wildlife, and reptile practice. A Past President and Fellow of the Australia...
Johnson
Luke Johnston
BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (SAIM) FANZCVS (SAIM)
Luke graduated from the University of Queensland in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Science. With a passion for specialty training he completed a 6 month training program as a rot...
Johnston
Rachel Korman
BVSc GPCertFelP FANZCVSc MRCVS
After graduating from the University of Queensland in 2000, Rachel worked in small animal practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom and received a "Cynthia Award" by the Fe...
Korman
Mark Krockenberger
BSc(vet) BVSc PhD GradCertEdStud FANZCVS (Anatomical Pathology)
Following graduation from the University of Sydney in 1993 (which included an honours study on the southern elephant seal, Mark returned to the faculty of veterinary science in 199...
Krockenberger
Kayo Kuroda
BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery 2018)
Kayo graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2006. Since completing her degree, she has pursued her twin passions of teaching and clini...
Kuroda
Zoe Lenard
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Radiology)
Zoe Lenard is a dynamic radiologist with a passion for connection and excellence in both the radiology and veterinary community. She has extensive teaching experience at both the u...
Lenard
Jacqui Ley
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour ...
Ley
Jill Maddison
BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS
Jill is a graduate of the University of Sydney. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney, spent 18 months in full time private practice in Sydney then completed a re...
Maddison
Duana McBride
BVSc DACVECC MVMedSc FHEA MRCVS
Duana McBride graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, where she developed an interest in Emergency and Critical Care Medic...
McBride
Katie McCallum
BVM&S PGCertSAM AFHEA DipECVIM-CA MRCVS European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Katie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009 and spent 5 years in small animal general practice. She was awarded the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Certifi...
McCallum
Myles McKenna
MVB MVetSci MVetMed DACVIM (SAIM) DECVIM-CA MRCVS
Myles obtained his veterinary degree from University College Dublin in 2013. After working in first opinion practice in the UK, he completed an internship in small animal medicine ...
McKenna
Darren Merrett
BVSc MVS CertSAC FACVSc
Darren Merrett graduated from Melbourne University in 1984. After three years in private practice he returned to Melbourne University, first as an intern and then as a resident. Da...
Merrett
Ralf Mueller
Dr MedVet MANZCVS Dipl. ACVD FANZCVS (Derm.) Dipl. ECVD
Ralf Mueller graduated in Munich, Germany, completed his doctoral thesis in 1987, and worked in several large and small animal practices before completing a residency in veterinary...
Mueller
Mark Newman
BVSc MVS MANZCVS DipECVS
Mark graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science in 2006. After graduation, Mark completed an internship at University College Dublin in 2007, followed b...
Newman
Sally Nixon
BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist...
Nixon
Carolyn O'Brien
BVSc (Hons) MVetClinStud FANZCVS
Having successfully gained her fellowship qualification, Carolyn commenced referral practice in Melbourne, from the Veterinary Referral Hospital in Hallam and then from the Univers...
O'Brien
Ryan Ong
BVSc (Hons) MVetStud MACVSc DACVECC
Ryan Ong completed his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney in 2001 and went on to do an anaesthesia internship and Masters in Veterinary Studies at the Camden campus the ...
Ong
Lisa Partel
RVN VTS (ECC)
Lisa began working as a veterinary nurse in a busy Brisbane general practice. After six years she changed direction and begun working at a Brisbane southside referral hospital. Ov...
Partel
Simon Platt
BVM&S Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN FRCVS
Simon received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992. He trained at the University of Florida, worked as a neurologist at the Animal Health Trus...
Platt
Jessica Quimby
BA (Anthropology & Zoology) DVM DACVIM PhD
Jessica Quimby received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and completed a small animal rotating internship in Sacramento, CA. She subsequently ...
Quimby
Isabelle Resch
BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She completed a Master of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University...
Resch
Alex Rosenwax
BVSc MACVSc (Avian Health)
Alex Rosenwax undertook his veterinary studies with the specific aim of working with birds. This desire stems from an early childhood love for and fascination with birds. After gra...
Rosenwax
Lynda Rutherford
BVM&S MVetMed Dipl. ECVS FHEA MRCVS
Lynda Rutherford graduated from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, University of Edinburgh in 2005. She worked in rural mixed practice in Cheshire, England for 10 months before w...
Rutherford
Ashlie Saffire
DVM DABVP (Feline)
Dr. Ashlie Saffire is a graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2011, and became board certified in feline medicine in 2018. Dr. Saffire has been a part ...
Saffire
Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
Kersti Seksel graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, then from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences majoring in psychology. She has an MA(...
Seksel
Izidora Sladakovic
BVSc (Hons I) MVS DACZM
Izidora graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I). After working in both exotics and general practices for several years, Izi c...
Sladakovic
Sarah Spencer
Sarah graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, in 2012 with a strong burgeoning interest in feline medicine. After some time in general practice and undergoing an internship a...
Spencer
Robin Stanley
BVSc (Hons) FACVSc (Ophthalmology)
Robin Stanley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1984. He undertook an ophthalmology residency from 1987 to 1989, obtaining Membership of the Australian College of Veter...
Stanley
Chris Tan
BVSc BSc (Vet) FANZCVS Dipl. ECVS
Chris is a registered specialist in small animal surgery working at Sydney's latest veterinary specialist centre, Sydney Veterinary Emergency and Specialists. He holds an academic ...
Tan
Sophia Tzannes
BSc (Vet) (Hons) BVSc (Hons) CertSAM ECVIM-CA
Sophia Tzannes graduated from the University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal. She obtained a BSc (Vet)(Hons) in 1998 for work involving clinical anaesthes...
Tzannes
Susan Underkoffler
MFS
Susan Underkoffler, MFS, holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University and a Master of Forensic Science degree from Drexel Unive...
Underkoffler
David Vella
BSc BVSc (Hons) Dipl. ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammals)
David Vella consults exclusively as an exotics vet in Sydney. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1992, and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1996, both from the Universit...
Vella
Linda Vogelnest
BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Feline Med.) FANZCVS (Dermatology)
Linda Vogelnest graduated from the University of Sydney in 1984 and worked in private and university small animal practice for over ten years before following a long-time interest ...
Vogelnest
Jane Whitley
BSc (Hons) BVSc (Hons) PhD
Jane is an Honours graduate in Science from the University of Melbourne. She also has a PhD in Biochemistry and Genomics. Coming to Animal Eye Care from a senior research position ...
Whitley
Innes Wise
Innes graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002. After working in emergency medicine in Australia and overseas, she started specialising in anaesthesia in 2006 at the Uni...
Wise
Mariko Yata
BVSc (hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
Mariko graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honors and worked as a general practitioner and emergency and critical care veterinarian across various practices in...
Yata
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