Our Education Leaders

Dr Wendy Archipow
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
Dr Randolph M. Baral
Randolph Baral
BVSc MACVS (feline) PhD
Randolph graduated from the University of Sydney and after a stint as a professional triathlete, opened Paddington Cat Hospital with his wife, Melissa Catt, in 1997. Randolph’s int...
Baral
Dr Niek Beijerink
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
Dr Peter F. Bennett
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 a non-traditional training program in small animal medicine in...
Bennett
Susan 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
Dr Francis Mark Billson
Mark Billson
BVSc PhD DVOphthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS
Mark Billson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. He developed an interest in eyes early in his career that led to research into a bacterial eye disease in cattle and i...
Billson
Dr Lara Boland
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
Dr Matteo Bordicchia
Matteo Bordicchia
DVM MSc MANZCVS (Small animal medicine) MRCVS
Dr Bordicchia graduated in Italy. After a few years in practice working with horses, he discovered an interest in small animal medicine. He was granted a scholarship to spend 6 mon...
Bordicchia
Dr Katherine Briscoe
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
Dr Sarah Elizabeth Britton
Sarah Britton
BVSc Dip Vet Clin Stud MANZCVS
Sarah is the NSW Chief Veterinary Officer and leads NSW DPI’s Animal Biosecurity unit in the prevention and control of exotic and endemic animal pests and diseases. She also repres...
Britton
Dr Jennifer Brown
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
Dr Jason H. Byrd
Jason Byrd
PhD D-ABFE
Jason Byrd is the Associate Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. At the University of Florida, he inst...
Byrd
Dr Anthony M. Caiafa
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
Dr Debbie J. Calnon
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
Dr Jennifer Chau
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
Keshuan Chow
Keshuan Chow
BVSc MVetClinStud FANZCVS (Feline Medicine)
Keshuan graduated from the University of Melbourne and spent the first few years of her career in small animal general practice, both in Melbourne and in the UK. She then completed...
Chow
Dr David Church
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 pro...
Church
Dr Scott Cumming
Scott Cumming
BVSc (Hons) MCom MANZCS
After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2005, Scott started in private small animal practice in Sydney and the United Kingdom. Completing a Master of Commerce in 2010, Sc...
Cumming
Dr Paul M. Cusack
Paul Cusack
BSc BVSc (Hons) MVSt MAgribus PhD MACVSc
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
Dr Sarah E. B. Davies
Sarah Davies
BVSc MS DACVR Assoc. MANZCVS
Sarah Davies graduated from The University of Sydney in 2003. Following completion of small animal rotating internships in Adelaide (Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Cen...
Davies
Steven De Decker
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
Dr Robert J. Doneley
Bob Doneley
BVSc FANZCVS (Avian Medicine) CMAVA
Bob Doneley is an Associate 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...
Doneley
Ms Linda Fleeman
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
Dr Marnie Ford
Marnie Ford
PhD DVM DACVO
Marnie graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000 after completing a Bachelors in Zoology at the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Physiology at Monash Univers...
Ford
Dr Sandra Forsyth
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
Dr David Fraser
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
Dr Clara S.S. Goh
Clara Goh
BVSc MS DACVS-SA ACVS
Clara grew up in Sydney Australia, and earned her veterinary degree at Sydney University before moving to the US. She completed her post-graduate specialty training (rotating inter...
Goh
Dr Christine Griebsch
Christine Griebsch
DrMedVet DipECVIM-CA
Christine graduate from the University of Giessen, Germany in 2003. She then pursued an internship at the University of Berlin followed by a residency of the European College of Ve...
Griebsch
Ed Hall
Ed Hall
MA VetMB PhD DipECVIM-CA FRCVS
Ed Hall is Emeritus Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and specialises in small animal gastroenterology. A Cambridge graduate, he trained in Philadelphia and Liverpool bef...
Hall
Dr Laura Hardefeldt
Laura Hardefeldt
BSc BVMS MPH PhD Diplomate ACVIM (Large Animal)
Laura graduated from Veterinary school at Murdoch University in 2003. She worked in mixed practice for 2 ½ years before completing an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at S...
Hardefeldt
Dr Christine Hawke
Christine Hawke
BSc (Vet) BVSc (Hons) PhD MANZCVS (Dentistry)
Christine Hawke graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993, and spent four years in general practice both in Australia and the UK, during which time she disliked dentistry imm...
Hawke
Dr Sarah Heath
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
Jane Heller
Jane Heller
BSc BVSc DipVetClinStud MVetClinStud MANZCVS PhD DiplECVPH
Jane is a Veterinary Epidemiologist at the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Charles Sturt University. She is responsible for the Problem Based Learning part of the curr...
Heller
Dr Karon L. Hoffmann
Karon Hoffmann
BVSc MVSc PhD DipVetClinStud MRCVS Dipl. ECVDI
Karon Hoffmann developed her enthusiasm for diagnostic imaging early during her veterinary career as a large animal internist. Since that time she has pursued both research and cli...
Hoffmann
Dr Steven Holloway
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
Dr Belinda Hopper
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
Dr Yenny Indrawirawan
Yenny Indrawirawan
BAnimSc BVSc FANZCVS (ECC)
Dr Yenny Indrawirawan is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She graduated in 2004 from the Unive...
Indrawirawan
Dr Elizabeth Jenkins
Elizabeth Jenkins
BVSc (Hons I) PGCertVS MVS (SA Practice) MANZCVS (SA Medicine)
Liz graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010. She started her veterinary career in general practice, working with both large and small animals on the mid-north coast before ...
Jenkins
Paul Jenkins
Paul Jenkins
BVSc (Hons I) PGCertVS MVS (SA Practice) MANZCVS (SA Surgery)
Paul Jenkins graduated from University of Sydney in 2010. After graduation, he moved to Tamworth and worked in mixed practice for just over 3 years. He then moved hospitals in the ...
Jenkins
Dr Rachel Korman
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
Prof Mark Krockenberger
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
Dr Kayoko Kuroda
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
Dr Ellie Leister
Ellie Leister
BVSc FANZCVS (SA Medicine)
Ellie Leister is the Director of Pet ICU in Brisbane. In 2004, Ellie commenced 4 years in mixed practice in country NSW before passing her ANZCVS membership exams and moving to Eng...
Leister
Dr Zoe M. Lenard
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
Dr Jacqui Ley
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
Dr Jill Maddison
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
Dr David J. Maggs
David Maggs
BVSc (Hons) Dipl. ACVO
Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 1988, David spent 5 years in mixed practice throughout Australia, England, Scotland, and Wales. He then completed small ani...
Maggs
Dr Trudi McAlees
Trudi McAlees
BSc BVSc MACVSc FANZCVS
Dr Trudi McAlees is a Massey Graduate who started her career in NZ in a mainly dairy practice in a small town in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand. There she was introd...
McAlees
Dr Duana McBride
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 Medi...
McBride
Dr Darren J. Merrett
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
Dr Wayne G. Mizon
Wayne Mizon
BVSc MANZCVS (SA Medicine, Feline Medicine)
Wayne graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 and spent 27 years in mixed practice in Singleton and Bega, NSW where he developed a broad a skill base. Over the years his fo...
Mizon
Dr Philip A. Moses
Philip Moses
BVSc, MRCVS, Cert SAO, MANZCVS, FANZCVS, Memb AO.
Philip graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and has worked in the private and University practice in Australia, the UK and the USA. Philip was a founding partner of Vete...
Moses
Dr Mark Newman
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
Dr Robert Nicoll
Robert Nicoll
BSc (Vet) BVSc DACVR
Prior to specialising in diagnostic imaging, Robert worked in mixed veterinary practice for several years in Bathurst, NSW. After undertaking his residency training at the Universi...
Nicoll
Dr Sally Jane Nixon
Sal 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
Dr Jacqui M. Norris
Jacqui Norris
BVSc MVSt PhD FASM MASID Grad Cert Higher Ed.
Jacqui is a Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, at the University of Sydney. She is a registered practicing vet...
Norris
Dr Carolyn R. O'Brien
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
Dr Stephen W. Page
Stephen Page
BSc (Vet)(Hons) BVSc (Hons) DipVetClinStud MVetClinStud MAppSc MANZCVSc
Stephen Page is Director of Advanced Veterinary Therapeutics providing investigative and analytical skills in the areas of clinical pharmacology, toxicology, risk assessment and pu...
Page
Ms Lisa Partel
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
Ms Joanne Pilton
Jo Pilton
BE (Hons) BVSc (Hons) GradCertVetClinStud MANZCVS (Radiology, Medicine) DipECVDI | EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging®
Jo graduated from The University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. After graduation, Jo worked in small animal private practice and with the RSPCA before tra...
Pilton
Dr Mathieu  Raillard
Mathieu Raillard
DVM MRCVS MANZCVS Dip. ECVAA
Mathieu graduated as a Veterinarian from the University of Bologna in 2010 after an Erasmus training in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a DVM thesis in Nantes. He completed a rotati...
Raillard
Dr Isabelle Resch
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
Dr Annie Rose
Annie Rose
BVSc(Hons) BVetBiol MVS MVSc GradCert(ClinEd) FANZCVS(Radiology)
Annie Rose is a graduate from The University of Queensland. Annie first worked in small animal practice followed by an internship at the University of Melbourne, where her interest...
Rose
Dr Alex Rosenwax
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
Dr Lynda Rutherford
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
Dr Howard Seim
Howard Seim
DVM DACVS
Howie Seim graduated from Washington State University, completed an internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, and a surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York ...
Seim
Dr Kersti Seksel
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
Dr Claire Sharp
Claire Sharp
Dr Claire Sharp BSc, BVMS, MS, DACVECC
Claire is a senior lecturer in the College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences. She did her veterinary training at Murdoch, graduating with a BSc, BVMS(H...
Sharp
Dr Robin G. Stanley
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
Dr Katherine Steele
Katherine Steele
BVSc MVS MVSc MANZCVS DipECVS
Katherine graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008 and after graduation completed a rotating and surgical internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists. She relocated ...
Steele
Dr Chris Tan
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
Dr Polina Tan
Polina Tan
BVSc (Hons) MVetStud
Polina graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 and has since worked as a small animal practitioner in a number of hospitals in the UK and Australia. She currently works at ...
Tan
Dr Elizabeth Thrift
Elizabeth Thrift
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Sydney with honours in 2007 and then worked in small animal private practice in Sydney for three years. In 2011, she completed a multi-di...
Thrift
Ms Grace L. Thurtell
Grace Thurtell
BVSc
Grace graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and has since been working in a small animal practice in Penrith. Grace is undertaking...
Thurtell
Dr Sophia Tzannes
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 C. Underkoffler
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
Dr David Vella
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
Dr Linda J. Vogelnest
Linda Vogelnest
BVSc (Hons) MACVSc (Feline Med.) FACVSc (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
Zoe Vogels
Zoe Vogels
BVSc MANZCVS
Zoe graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 and has worked in dairy practice ever since. She joined the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists through ...
Vogels
Mr Jamie Wearn
Jamie Wearn
BVSc DipVetClinStud MS Diplomate ACVIM
Jamie graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 2003 where he then continued in internship in equine medicine and surgery. His path to special...
Wearn
Dr Mark E. Westman
Mark Westman
BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Animal Welfare) PhD
Mark graduated with a BVSc (Hons) from the University of Sydney in 2003. Following graduation he worked mainly in shelter medicine for 10 years, starting with NSW RSPCA (2004 – 200...
Westman
Dr Jane Carol Whitley
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
Dr Wing Tip Wong
Wing Tip Wong
DVM MVS MANZCVS (Surgery)
Wing Tip Wong has spent most of his professional career as a clinician and teacher. He worked for several years in private practice in Malaysia and returned to the University of Me...
Wong
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