Our Education Leaders

Dr Abbie Tipler

Qualifications

BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery)

Position

Surgeon at Greater Springfield Veterinary Hospital

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Dr Abbie  is a Small Animal Veterinarian with 14 years of world-wide Veterinary experience and a membership in Small Animal Surgery. She graduated from Massey University in 2004 and soon after graduation discovered her passion for Small Animal Surgery. This took her to London where she worked for several years in a combined General Practice/Orthopaedic Referral Centre. In 2011 she travelled to Australia to sit her Australian Memberships in Small Animal Surgery and was subsequently actively involved in organizing events such as the Sydney Small Animal Surgery Journal Club. Abbie has attended countless surgical CPD events and surgical conferences world-wide – she is a regular attendee at Science week, ACVS Surgical Summit and BVOA. She is currently head examiner for Memberships in Small Animal Surgery for the ANZCVS and is a committee member for the Small Animal Surgery chapter. She also runs the Small Animal surgery FB Discussion Page with over 4000 Veterinary Members. She is actively involved with charities such as Pets in the Park and Elephants Rhinos People. She is also passionate about Veterinary Mental Health. She is married with two small children and is employed as a surgeon for Greater Springfield Veterinary Hospital.

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Dr Ann Thompson

Qualifications

BVSc MACVSc MS DIP ACVIM(SAIM)

Position

Senior lecturer in small animal internal medicine

Specialty

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Experience

Graduated 15 years, 13 of those in referral practice

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists

Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Member of the Comparative endocrine group

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Dr Brenton Chambers


Qualifications

BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery)

Position

Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital, Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Specialty

Thoracoscopy and Surgery

Experience

Brenton graduated (UQ) 1994, worked in mixture of small animal general practice, emergency practice and surgical referral practice for 13 years prior to undertaking residency training  in small animal surgery in 2007-2010.  After completion of residency training stayed on as Clinical Tutor and subsequently Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital.  Successfully completed Fellowship examinations in Small Animal Surgery in 2013.  Currently completing a Master’s degree focusing on thoracoscopic assisted surgery in the dog.

Awards:

2010 – Principle Author of Paper awarded John (Carl) Peterson Award for best paper in the AVJ 2010

2010 – Awarded Best Young Speaker Award (Surgery) at ANZCVS College Science Week

2011 – Co-Author of Paper awarded Most Commendable Paper Australian Veterinary Practitioner 2011 by ANZCVS

2012 – Principle Author of Paper Awarded Most Commendable Paper Australian Veterinary Practitioner 2012.

Publications

B. A. Chambers, M. A. Laksito, R. A. Fliegner, C. McCowan, C. Beck and G. D. Yates (2010). Nasal vascular hamartoma in a domestic shorthair cat. Australian Veterinary Journal. 88. 3. 107-111

 M. A. Laksito, B. A. Chambers and G. D. Yates (2010). Thoracoscopic-assisted lung lobectomy in the dog: Report of two cases. Australian Veterinary Journal. 88. 7. 263-267

 M. A. Laksito, B. A. Chambers, P. J. Hodge, M. E. Milne and G. D. Yates (2011). Fibrotic myopathy of the iliopsoas muscle in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal. 89. 4. 117-121

 B. A. Chambers, M. A. Laksito, F. Long and G. D. Yates (2011). Unilateral uterine torsion secondary to an inflammatory endometrial polyp in the bitch. Australian Veterinary Journal. 89. 10. 380-384

 M. A. Laksito, A. Caiafa, B. A. Chambers, C. Prpich and G. D. Yates (2010). A retrospective study of inter-arcade and inter-dental acrylic bonding for repair of mandibular fractures. Australian Veterinary Practitioner. 40. 4. 134-141

 M. A. Laksito, B. A. Chambers and G. D. Yates (2011). Combined thoracoscopic-assisted and laparoscopic approach for the surgical treatment of chylothorax in dogs: A cadaver study. Australian Veterinary Practitioner. 41. 4. 172-176

 B. A. Chambers, D. Tyrrell, M. A. Laksito, G. A. Anderson and G. D. Yates (2012). Thoracoscopic-assisted lung lobectomy in the dog: A pilot cadaveric study examining the influence of assisted portal position on pulmonary exposure. Australian Veterinary Practitioner. 42. 4. 314-320

 R. Bellomo, B. Marino, G. Starkey, B. Z. Wang, M. A. Fink, N. Zhu, S. Suzuki, S. Houston, G. Eastwood, P. Calzavacca, N. Glassford, B. Chambers, A. Skene, A. G. Schneider, D. Jones, A. Hilton, H. Opdam, S. Warrillow, N. Gauthier, L. Johnson and R. Jones (2013). Normothermic extracorporeal human liver perfusion following donation after cardiac death. Critical Care and Resuscitation. 15. 2. 78-82

 R. Bellomo, S. Suzuki, B. Marino, G. K. Starkey, B. Chambers, M. A. Fink, B. Z. Wang, S. Houston, G. Eastwood, P. Calzavacca, N. Glassford, A. Skene, D. A. Jones and R. Jones (2012). Normothermic extracorporeal perfusion of isolated porcine liver after warm ischaemia: A preliminary report. Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine. 14. 3. 173-6

 

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Dr Cathy Warburton

Qualifications

BSc, BVMS, MACVSc, MVS, TAA, Dip Pos Psych and Well-being

Position

Veterinary Well-Being Consultant and Coach

Specialty

Well-being

Experience

Dr Cathy Warburton graduated in veterinary science from Murdoch University in 1989. Following this, for the next 25 years, Cathy gained extensive experience working as a clinician, trainer and manager for private, university and corporate practices. Her time within the industry sparked an interest in the well-being and psychological happiness of people in her life, which then led her to complete a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Well-Being. Today, Cathy works at Make Headway as a Veterinary Well-Being Consultant and Coach.

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Dr Charles Kuntz

Qualifications

DVM, MS Diplomate ACVS, and ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology

Position

Founder and director of Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals

Specialty

Surgery

Experience

Dr Charles Kuntz graduated of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Following this he went on to intern at The Animal Medical Centre in New York City. From there the long list of achievements continued. He then completed a Surgical Residency and Masters of Veterinary Science at the Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Fellow at the Auburn University, Surgical Oncology Fellow at the Colorado State University, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Colorado State University, Program Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and then moved to Australia to pursue another adventure. Currently Dr Charles Kuntz works as the founder and director of Southpaws Specialty Surgery for Animals.

Publications

Cassandra Y Prpich, Alessandra C. Santamaria, James O. Simcock, Hoong Kien Wong, Judith Nimmo, Charles A. Kuntz. Second intention Healing after wide local excision of soft tissue sarcomas in the distal aspect of the limbs in dogs: 31 cases (2005-20120. Journal of the Amercian Veterinary Medical Association 2014, 244:187-194
Bronwyn E. Rutland, Judith Nimmo, Matthew Goldsworthy, James O. Simcock, Kenneth W. Simpson, Charles A. Kuntz. Successful treatment of malakoplakia of the bladder in a kitten. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 2013, Vol 15: 744-748
James O. Simcock, BVSc; Sita S. Withers, BVSc; Cassandra Y. Prpich, BVSc; Charles A. Kuntz, DVM, DACVS; Bronwyn E. Rutland, BVMS, DACVIM Evaluation of a single subcutaneous infusion of carboplatin as adjuvant chemotherapy for dogs with osteosarcoma: 17 cases (2006–2010) JAVMA Vol. 241, No. 5, Pages 608-614
James Simcock, Charles A. Kuntz and Raquel Newman, Externalised ileocolic anastomosis: case report. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. 2010, 46: 274-280
Holly A. Phelps, DVM; Charles A. Kuntz, DVM, MS, DACVS; Rowan J. Milner, BVSc, MMed Vet, DACVIM; Barbara E. Powers, DVM, PhD, DACVP; Nicholas J. Bacon, MA, vetMB, DACVS Radical excision with five-centimeter margins for treatment of feline injection-site sarcomas: 91 cases (1998–2002) JAVMA Vol. 239, No. 1, Pages 97-106
Charles A. Kuntz, Retrieval of ureteral calculus using a new method of endoscopic assistance. Australian Veterinary Journal. 2005, 83: 480-482.
Lascelles BD, Dernell WS, Correa MT, Lafferty M, Devitt CM, Kuntz CA, Straw RC, Withrow SJ. Improved survival associated with postoperative wound infection in dogs treated with limb-salvage surgery for osteosarcoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 12 (2) 1-11.

Liptak JM, Dernell WS, Ehrhart N, Withrow SJ, Séguin B, Walsh PJ, Kuntz CA Management Options for Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma: Curative-Intent Treatment. Compendium of Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, March 2004 186-196.

Morello E, Dernell WS, KUNTZ CA, Larue SM, Lafferty M, Nelson A, Brekke JH, Mallinckrodt CH, Withrow SJ, Manning MC, Evaluation of cisplatin in combination with a biologic response modifier in a murine mammary carcinoma model. Cancer Investigation, 2002, 20(4), 480-489.

Dernell WS, Gentry-Weeks C, Manning MC, Powers BE, Park RD, Lafferty M, Kuntz CA Shively JE, Falk RF, Meyer JD, Randolph TW, Withrow SJ, In Vivo evaluation of antibiotic beads in a rat osteomyelitis model. Journal of Bioactive and Compatiple Polymers. 2001, Vol 16: 235-250.

Dernell WS, Withrow SJ, KUNTZ CA, Powers BE, Shively JE, Meyer JD, Manning MC, Falk RF, Randolf TW. In Vivo evaluation of gentamicin impregnated polylactic acid beads implanted in sheep. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers. 2001, Vol 16: 119-135.

Leibman N, KUNTZ CA, Steyn P, Fettman M, Powers B, Withrow S, Dernell W. The measurement of the proximal extent of canine osteosarcoma of the distal radius using radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and histopathology. Vet Surg 2001; Vol 30: 240-245.

Anderson CA, Birchard SJ, Powers Be, Belandria GA, KUNTZ CA, Withrow SJ, Surgical Treatment of Adrenocortical Tumors: 21 cases (1990-1996). J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2001 Vol 37: 93-97.

Ferreira SD, Dernell WS, Powers BE, Schochet RA, KUNTZ CA, Withrow SJ, Wilkins RM, Effect of Gas Plasma Sterilization on Demineralized Bone Matrix. Clin Orthop Rel Res. 2001 388: 233-239.

KUNTZ CA, Asselin TL, Dernell WS, Powers BE, Withrow SJ, Limb-salvage surgery for osteosarcoma of the proximal canine humerus: outcome in 17 cases. Veterinary Surgery 1998. 27:417-422.

Dernell WS, Withrow SJ, KUNTZ CA, Powers BE. Principles of treatment for soft tissue sarcoma. Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice 1998. 13:59-64.

KUNTZ CA, Thoracic Surgical Oncology. Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice 1998. 13:47-52.

KUNTZ CA, Dernell WS, Powers BE, Withrow SJ. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma in dogs: 14 cases. JAAHA 1998. 34:26-30.

KUNTZ CA, Dernell WS, Powers BE, Devitt C, Straw RC, Withrow SJ. Prognostic factors in the surgical treatment of soft tissue sarcomas in dogs: 75 cases (1986-1996). JAVMA 1997. 211:1147-1151.

KUNTZ CA, Johnston SA, Jacobson J, Moon M, Martin RA, Lee JC. Controlled cross circulation in dogs: Effects on donor hemodynamics. Vet Surg 1996. 25:29-39.

KUNTZ CA, Smith-Carr S, Huber M, Weigand C, Hankes GH. Retrieval of heartworms using a modified approach to the right atrium in a dog. JAVMA 1996. 208:692-694.

KUNTZ CA, Waldron DR, Martin RA, Shires PK, Moon MM, Shell L. Sacral Fractures in the Dog: A Review of 32 Cases. JAAHA , 1995. 31:142-150.

Beale B, Lewis D, Macpherson G, KUNTZ C. Ischioilial Pinning for Stabilization of Coxofemoral Luxation: A Retrospective Study. Vet Comp Ortho Trauma, 1991. 4:28-34.

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Dr Dan Lewis

Qualifications

DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Position

Professor Small Animal Surgery; Jerry & Loa Collins Eminent Scholar in Canine Sports Medicine and Comparative Orthopedics; Associate Chair Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Dan Lewis received his DVM from the University of California, Davis in 1983. He completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University in 1984 and a Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida in 1987. Dr. Lewis spent a year as the Surgical Registrar at Sydney University before returning to Louisiana State University in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. In 1993, he returned to the University of Florida as tenure track faculty where he has ascended to his current rank as a Professor of Small Animal Surgery and Eminent Scholar.

Publications

Dan has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific publications, a number of book chapters and was a co-author of: Self-Assessment Colour Review of Small Animal Orthopedics, Manson Publishing Ltd., London, England, 1998. He is currently finishing edits on a new version of this book: Self-Assessment Colour Review of Small Animal Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders. To be released by Manson Publishing, Ltd. in 2014.

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Dr Edith Hampson

Qualifications

BVSc PhD FANZCVS

Position

Clinical Academic and Specialist Veterinary Ophthalmologist at the School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Experience

Edith Hampson is a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist who enjoys teaching undergraduate students and practitioners about diseases of the eye. She was awarded her  BVSc in 1981 and PhD in toxicology in 1989, and her Membership (Medicine of Dogs) in 1998 and Fellowship (Veterinary Ophthalmology) in 2004. She has worked in mixed and small animal practices, university clinics, specialist hospitals, as well as a postdoctorate in a Vision research unit. Edith is a small animal and equine ophthalmology consultant based at VSS Jindalee in Brisbane. She continues to lecture and perform research as Adjunct Associate Professor, at The University of Queensland.

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DR JACOB MICHELSEN

Qualifications

BVSc (Hons), BSc (vet),MACVSc (SA Surg), Graduate Certificate Management, Dip ACVS

Position

Lecturer at Charles Sturt University Specialist Surgeon at Wagga Wagga Veterinary Hospital CSU Referral Services

Specialty

Orthopaedics and Practice Management

Experience

Jacob graduated from Sydney University with honours in 1990.After two years in mixed practice in Victoria, he purchased a practice in south west Sydney, which grew to a four practice group with over thirty staff and a heavy surgical case load. Jacob moved to Denmark with his family in 2006 taking a position as chief of small animal surgery at a large hospital. A position at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga drew him back to Australia. He is now Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery. Dr Michelsen recently achieved Diplomat status at the American College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery

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Dr Jamie Wearn

Qualifications

BVSc GradDipVetClinStud MS Diplomate ACVIM (large animal medicine) ACVIM (boarded large animal internist)

Position

Equine Veterinarian

Specialty

Equine Medicine

Experience

My career in equine veterinary science to date encompasses of four years experience at university institutions in Australia and the United States and five years in private clinical veterinary practice, including 3 years as a boarded large animal internist. I have worked in private clinical practice in Australia and England and on a multinational thoroughbred stud in Australia.

Publications

Raffetto JA, Wearn JG and Fisher AT. (2012) Racing performance following prosthetic laryngoplasty using a Lycra® prosthesis combined with a transendoscopic, laser assisted ventriculocordectomy for treatment of recurrent laryngeal neuropathy in 78 Thoroughbred racehorses. Work in progress.

Wearn JG, Davis JL, Hodgson DR, Raffetto JA and Crisman MV. (2013) Pharmacokinetics of continuous rate infusion of ceftiofur sodium in neonatal horses. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 36(1) 99-101.

Wearn JG, Suagee JK, Corl BA, Crisman MV, McCutcheon LJ, Geor RJ. (2012) Effects of the insulin sensitizing drug, pioglitazone, and endotoxin administration on inflammation and clinical parameters in horses. J. Vet Immuno and Immunopathology, Jan 15;145(1-2):42-9.

Wearn JG, Crisman MV, Davis JL, Geor RL, Hodgson DR, Suagee JK, Ashraf-Khorassani Mand McCutcheon JL. (2010) Pharmacokinetics of pioglitazone after multiple oral dose administration in horses. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. Early View 18th August 2010

Wearn JG, Crisman MV, Davis JL, Geor RL, Hodgson DR. (2010) A pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of pioglitazone in a model of induced insulin resistance in normal horses. Masters of Science Thesis. Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Suagee JK, Corl BA, Wearn JG, Crisman MV, McCutcheon LJ, Geor RJ. (2011) Effects of the insulin sensitizing drug, pioglitazone, and lipopolysaccharide administration on insulin sensitivity in horses. J Vet Intern Med, Mar-Apr;25(2):356-64

Suagee JK, Corl BA, Crisman MV, Wearn JG, McCutcheon LJ, Geor RJ. (2010) De-novo fatty acid synthesis and NADPH generation in equine adipose and liver tissue. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. Mar;155(3):322-6.

Mogg TD, Hart J, Wearn JG. Postpartum hemoperitoneum and septic peritonitis in a Thoroughbred mare. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2006 Apr;22(1):61-71.

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Dr Jeff Mayo

Qualifications

Associate Science 1986 Respiratory Therapy, Boise State University, Idaho Bachelor Science 1991 General Science, Oregon State University, Oregon Bachelor Veterinary Science, 1994, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, honors Doctorate Veterinary Medicine, 1994, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Magna Cum Laude Doctorate Veterinary Medicine, 1994, Oregon State University, Oregon, Mana Cum Laude Certified TPLO, Slocum Enterprises, 2003 Certified Veterinary Laser Surgery, Feb 2005 Diplomate American Board Veterinary Practice, Canine and Feline, Nov 2007 Fellow North American Academy Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery, July 2009

Position

Lecturer of small animal surgery, and laser surgery

Specialty

Small Animal Practice

Experience

Diplomate ABVP, Fellow North American Academy of Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery, Veterinary Medical Director

Dr. Mayo graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 with honors. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Mayo was a respiratory therapist at Duke University Medical Center, and received his training in that field from Boise State University, graduating with a degree in 1986. He practised many different facets of respiratory therapy until 1990, at which he entered veterinary school full time. Dr. Mayo holds 5 college degrees from three major universities.

Dr. Mayo purchased his first veterinary practice in 1995 in Lynnwood, Washington, and his second practice in 2000, also in Lynnwood. Dr. Mayo devoted much of his practice time to learning new procedures in rigid endoscopy, orthopedics, and radiosurgery. He began his mobile surgical practice, Mayo Veterinary Services, in early 2006. In 2007, Dr. Mayo began teaching orthopedic courses throughout the United States and abroad in small animals.

He passed the certification program administered by the Veterinary Laser Surgical Society in February 2005. This program certifies competency amongst veterinarians for proper use and understanding of lasers in small animal surgical applications.In November of 2007, Dr. Mayo earned his Diplomate status in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, with certification in Canine and Feline Practice

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Dr Lance Wilson

Qualifications

BVSc (Hons) MACVSc

Position

Senior Staff Surgeon at University of Queensland Teaching Hospital

Specialty

Orthopaedics

Experience

Dr Wilson graduated from UQ in 2000 and since then has worked in both mixed and small animal practice. He attained his MACVSc in small animal surgery in 2008, and has worked in the surgery department at UQ since early 2009. Dr Wilson is still excited about all aspects of small animal surgery, but is especially interested in oncological/reconstructive surgery and fracture repair.

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Dr Mark Billson

Qualifications

BVSc PhD DVOpthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS

Position

Head of Department at Small Animal Specialist Hospital, Sydney

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Experience

Mark graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. He developed an interest in eyes early on in his career that led to research into a bacterial eye disease in cattle and Mark was awarded his PhD in 1996. Mark obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1999. After taking up a post as Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Glasgow he returned to Australia in 2003 and has been working in private referral practice. Mark is a recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is interested in all aspects of ophthalmology including management of glaucoma and surgical removal of cataracts and has a keen interest in ocular pathology.

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Dr Martyn King

Qualifications

BSc BVMS (Hons) DVOphthal, MANZCVSc MRCVS

Position

Private Referral Specialist in western Australia at Rivergum Referral Services Lecturer at Murdoch University

Specialty

Ophthalmology

Experience

Martyn graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, WA in 1985. He travelled to England and worked in private practice. In 1996, Martyn completed a residency program in ophthalmology at Bristol University and set up a successful ophthalmology specialist referral practice in the South of England. After achieving his certificate and diploma with the RCVS, Martyn became a recognised specialist in veterinary ophthalmology in 2002. Martyn has been president of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Since 2005, Martyn operates his ophthalmology practice from Rivergum Referral Services. Martyn lectures at Murdoch University, was an examiner for the RCVS Diploma in 2011 and is an examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2012.

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Dr Niek Beijerink

Qualifications

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Position

Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, University of Queensland Consultant Small Animal Surgical Specialist, University of Queensland

Specialty

B Endoscopy and Abdominal Surgery

Experience

Tania graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997. Her first job was a general practice in Brisbane for 18 months, which was followed by 1.5 year internal medicine internship at The University of Queensland. Tania was then accepted to the position of Resident in Small Animal Surgery at The University of Queensland (3.5 years) and then spent a further 8 months of ongoing surgical residency training at Veterinary Specialist Services (Underwood).  In 2005 Tania became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and was admitted as an Australian Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery soon after.

Publications

Journal articles:
1. Banks TA, Straw RC, Thomson M, Powers B (2004) Soft tissue sarcoma in dogs: A study assessing surgical margin, tumour grade and clinical outcome. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 34:158-163. 2. Banks TA, Langova V, Straw RC (2003). Repair of Three Pathological Fractures in a Dog with Multiple Myeloma. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 33:98-102. 3. Banks TA, RC Straw (2004) Multilobular Osteochondrosarcoma of the hard palate in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal 82(7):409-12. 4. Banks TA (2003) Persistent left cranial vena cava in a dog- clinical note. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, Published March 2003 5. Banks TA, Straw RC (2004). A case of canine nasal squamous cell carcinoma down-staged with chemotherapy prior to complete surgical resection. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 34:153-156.

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Dr Penny Tisdall

Qualifications

BSc(Vet) BVSc FACVS

Position

Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre Veterinary Surgeon.

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Dr Penny Tisdall  is a registered specialist in Small animal surgery.  Penny graduated from the University of Sydney with a BSc(Vet) for studies on portosystemic shunts in dogs in 1992 and with a BVSc in 1994. After working for several years in private small animal practice in western Sydney she returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Small Animal Surgical Residency starting in 1997. She has completed a Clinical Masters in Aspects of Feline Mega colon and has contributed to over 25  published papers on various aspects of small Animal surgery including perianal fistula, skin reconstruction,  feline palatine and gastroduodenal ulcers. She obtained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2002 by examination. Penny has worked exclusively in referral surgical practice for 15 years  and has   been offering surgical referrals at Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre for the last 6 years.  She retains an active role in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the surgery Chapter.  Penny accepts all surgical referrals including a full range of soft tissue procedures, orthopedics including assessment and treatment of challenging lameness and a full range of neurology investigations and surgery. She also has particular interests in feline and oncologic and reconstructive surgery

 

Publications

Barrs, VR., Beatty, JA., Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Gunew, M., Nicoll, RG., Malik, R., 1999, ‘Intestinal obstruction by trichobezoars  in five cats’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 1, no. 4, pp.199-207.

Beck, JA., Simpson, DJ., Tisdall, PLC., 1999, ‘Surgical management of osteochondromatosis affecting the vertebrae and trachea in an   Alaskan Malamute’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 21-3.

Bellenger, CR., Hunt, GB., Pearson, MR., Malik, R., Tisdall, PLC., 1995, ‘Diagnosis and treatment of portosystemic shunts’, Veterinary Quarterly, vol. 17, no. Supl., pp. 4-5.

Hunt, GB., Bellenger, CR., Borg, R., Youmans, KR., Tisdall, PLC., Malik, R., 1998, ‘Congenital interruption of the portal vein and    caudal vena cava in dogs: six case reports and a review of the     literature’, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 203-15.

Hunt, GB., Tisdall, PLC., Webb, A., MacPherson, GC., Brain, P.,    Malik, R., 2000, ‘Congenital portosystemic shunts in toy and miniature poodles’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 78, no. 8, pp. 530-2

Hunt, GB., Tisdall, PLC., Liptak, JM., Beck, JA., Swinney, GR., Malik, R., 2001, ‘Skin-fold advancement flaps for closing large       proximal limb and trunk defects in dogs and cats’, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 440-8.

Hunt, GB., Kummeling, A., Tisdall, PLC., Marchevsky, AM., Liptak, JM., Youmans, KR., Goldsmid, SE., Beck, JA., 2004, ‘Outcomes of cellophane banding for congenital portosystemic shunts in 106 dogs and 5 cats’, Veterinary Surgery, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 25-31. 

Kuan, S., Hoffmann, K., Tisdall, P. 2009, ‘Ultrasonographic and surgical findings of a gastric hyperplastic polyp resulting in pyloric obstruction in an 11-week-old French Bulldog’, Australian Veterinary    Journal, vol. 87, no. 6, pp. 253-5.

Liptak, JM., Hunt, GB., Barrs, VR., Foster, SF., Tisdall, PLC., O'Brien, CR., Malik, R., 2002, ‘Gastroduodenal ulceration in cats: eight cases and a review of the literature’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 27-42.

Malik, R., Griffin, DL., White, JD., Rozmanec, M., Tisdall, PLC., Foster, SF., Bell, K., Nicholas, FW., 2005, ‘The prevalence of feline A/B blood types in the Sydney region’, Australian Veterinary Journal,  vol. 83, no. 1-2, pp. 38-44

Malik, R., Krockenberger, MB., O'Brien, CR., White, JD., Foster, D., Tisdall, PLC., Gunew, M., Carr, PD., Bodell, L., McCowan, C., Howe, J., Oakley, C., Griffin, C., Wigney, DI., Martin, P., Norris, J., Hunt, G., Mitchell DH., Gilpin, C. 2006, ‘Nocardia infections in cats: a retrospective multi-institutional study of 17 cases’,      Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 84, no. 7, pp.235-45Simpson, DJ., 

Hunt, GB., Tisdall, PLC., Govendir, M., Zaki, S., France, MP., Malik, R., 1999, ‘Surgical removal of an ependymoma from the third ventricle of a cat’,    Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 77, no. 10, pp. 645-8.

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Bellenger, CR., Malik, R., 1994, ‘Congenital portosystemic shunts in Maltese and Australian cattle dogs’,   Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 71, no. 6, pp. 174-8. 

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Tsoukalas, G., Malik, R., 1995, ‘Post-prandial serum bile acid concentrations and ammonia tolerance in Maltese dogs with and without hepatic vascular anomalies’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 72, no. 4, pp 121-6. . Erratum in vol. 72, no. 6, p. 238 

Tisdall, PLC., Rothwell, TL., Hunt, GB., Malik, R., 1996,          ‘Glomerulopathy in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts’,     Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 52-54

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Borg, RP., Malik, R., 1997, ‘Anatomy of the ductus venosus in neonatal dogs (Canis familiaris), Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia, vol. 26,  no. 1, pp. 35-8.

Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Beck, JA., Malik, R., 1999, ‘Management of perianal fistulae in five dogs using azathioprine and metronidazole prior to surgery’, Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 77, no. 6, pp. 374-8.

Tisdall, PLC., 1999, Studies on idiopathic megacolon in cats,      Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies thesis, The University of Sydney.Tisdall, PLC., Hunt, GB., Youmans, KR., Malik, R., 2000, ‘Neurological dysfunction in dogs following attenuation of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts’, Journal of Small Animal Practice, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 539-46.

Tisdall, PLC., Martin, P., Malik, R., 2007, ‘Cryptic disease in a cat with painful and swollen hocks: an exercise in diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 418-23.

White, JD., Tisdall, PLC., Norris, JM., Malik, R., 2003, ‘Diaphragmatic hernia in a cat mimicking a pulmonary mass’, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 197-201. 

O'Leary, CA., Parslow, A., Malik, R, Hunt, GB., Hurford, RI., Tisdall, PLC., Duffy, DL., in press, ‘The inheritance of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts and elevated bile acid concentrations in Maltese dogs’, Journal of Small Animal Practice accepted   for publication 2013. 

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Dr Rachel Stone

Qualifications

BVSc, Cert. Equine Stud Medicine [RCVSc]; MANZCVSc Eq Dent

Position

Private practitioner – Teaching equine dentistry at Murdoch University. Generally: 60% equine dentistry, 30% stud medicine; 8% duty veterinarian at races

Specialty

Special Interest in Equine Dentistry

Experience

25 years in equine practice experiencing most aspects of equine medicine in a variety of countries – NZ, UK, Malaysia and Australia

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Dr Richard Woolley

Qualifications

BVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Position

Owner and Specialist at Cardiorespiratory Pet Referrals, Victoria

Specialty

Cardiology

Experience

Richard has worked in academia, private practice and lectured extensively. Richard graduated from the RVC London in 2002, passing the North American Veterinary Licensing
Examination in the same year. After an internship at the University of Edinburgh, he stayed
on to complete a three-year cardiopulmonary residency.A Richard passed the first part of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Companion Animals diploma in 2006 and shortly after also completed externships in the veterinary cardiology departments at Cornell and Florida Universities. Richard has broad interests in cardiology and loves to teach.

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Dr Rita Singh

Qualifications

BSc, BVMS (hons), Dip Vet Clin Stud, FACVSc, Dip ACVIM (Cardiology)

Position

Head of Cardiology at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital - Sydney

Specialty

Small Animal Cardiology

Experience

Rita graduated from Murdoch University. She worked in general practice in Buckingham shire, England for 2 years before returning to Australia to complete a rotating internship then residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Veterinary Specialist Centre in Sydney and successfully passed her specialist exams in Small Internal Animal Medicine in 2006. During her time as a resident, she came to realise that cardiology was her true passion and went onto to complete a Veterinary Cardiology Residency at the University of California, Davis. Rita successfully passed her board exams and became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2011.

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DR SARAH WEBB

Qualifications

BVSc FACVS

Position

Private Small Animal Specialist Specialist Referral in the ACT

Specialty

Orthopaedics

Experience

Dr Sarah Webb is the only Australian Capital Territory registered Small Animal Specialist Surgeon. She provides specialist diagnostic and surgical services to the pets of South East NSW by referral from the patients normal veterinarian. Sarah has a special interest in orthopaedics (including fracture repair, stifle reconstruction and spinal cases), but also performs endoscopy (using special telescopes to examine the nose, bronchi, oesophagus and stomach, large intestine, and bladder, as well as joints) and all types of soft tissue surgery. Dr Webb is a recent recipient of the University of Melbourne Belle Bruce

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Dr Soo Kuan

Qualifications

BVSC FANZCVS

Position

Surgeon at Small Animal Specialist Hospital

Specialty

Surgery

Experience

Dr Soo Kuan is a Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, who passed her Fellowship examinations with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2013. She works at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital, where she has been working since 2011.

Soo completed a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Sydney under Professor Geraldine Hunt. As a result of her training bias, Soo is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery, especially airway surgery, portosystemic shunt surgery, reconstructive surgery, and oncologic surgery.

Soo spends her time out of work shuttling her children to their 600 classes and activities, and cleaning up after her 2 dogs and 4 hens. She is particularly fond of her "broken" Golden Retriever, which she adopted as a puppy with one working heart valve (mitral valve). She occasionally has free time to herself, between the hours of 2am and 4am.

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Dr Sue Gibbons

Qualifications

BVSc FACVSc

Position

Owner of Specialist Surgical Services QLD

Specialty

Spinal Surgery

Experience

Sue graduated from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1997.A  Her first job was in a small animal practice on the outskirts of Brisbane.A  She completed her residency in Small Animal Surgery at UQ in 2002 and worked at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane, and Willows Referral Service in England, before successfully sitting her Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery in 2006.A  Over the years Sue has lectured, tutored, mentored and examined both under-graduate and post-graduate Veterinarians.A Sue started her "mobile" surgery business in 2007, servicing Brisbane, the Gold Coast, northern NSW and western QLD.A  Her areas of interest include orthopaedics and spinal surgery.

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Dr Tania Banks

Qualifications

BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), GC(HEd), Phd Candidate

Position

Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, University of Queensland Consultant Small Animal Surgical Specialist, University of Queensland

Specialty

Soft Tissue Surgery

Experience

Tania graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997. Her first job was a general practice in Brisbane for 18 months, which was followed by 1.5 year internal medicine internship at The University of Queensland. Tania was then accepted to the position of Resident in Small Animal Surgery at The University of Queensland (3.5 years) and then spent a further 8 months of ongoing surgical residency training at Veterinary Specialist Services (Underwood). In 2005 Tania became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery, and was admitted as an Australian Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery soon after.

Publications

Journal articles:
1. Banks TA, Straw RC, Thomson M, Powers B (2004) Soft tissue sarcoma in dogs: A study assessing surgical margin, tumour grade and clinical outcome. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 34:158-163. 2. Banks TA, Langova V, Straw RC (2003). Repair of Three Pathological Fractures in a Dog with Multiple Myeloma. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 33:98-102. 3. Banks TA, RC Straw (2004) Multilobular Osteochondrosarcoma of the hard palate in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal 82(7):409-12. 4. Banks TA (2003) Persistent left cranial vena cava in a dog- clinical note. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, Published March 2003 5. Banks TA, Straw RC (2004). A case of canine nasal squamous cell carcinoma down-staged with chemotherapy prior to complete surgical resection. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 34:153-156.

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Dr. Orly Zemer

Qualifications

DVM, Veterinary School, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. B.Sc. in Animals Science, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Position

Lecturer in veterinary surgery and a specialised surgeon at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital

Specialty

Small Animals Surgery Specialist

Experience

Dr. Orly zemer graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) in 2007. Following receiving her DVM, she completed a general rotating internship in the veterinary teaching hospital of the Hebrew university, then served as the attending clinician in the emergency and critical care department between 2008-2010.
She then completed a small animals surgical residency program between 2011-2014 and passed her certifying exam of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) and became a diplomate in 2015. She has been working as a specialist surgeon at the small animals surgery department in the same institution since then. Recently she joined the University of Melbourne as a lecturer in veterinary surgery and a specialised surgeon at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital.

Publications

Caudal Partial Scapulectomy for the Treatment of Osteosarcoma in a Dog.
Zemer O, Cohen L, Dank G, Epstein A, Milgram J, Israel J Vet Med.
2012 Dec;67(4):268-271

Evaluation of crural release and ischial osteotomy for relief of tension in the repair of large segmental urethral defects in male cats.
Zemer O, Benzioni H, Kaplan R, Zineman S, Kelmer E, Shipov A, Milgram J.
Vet Surg. 2013 Nov;42(8):971-8.

Intrathoracic pseudocyst in a kitten
Zemer O, Brenner O, Ginnsburg R, Cohen L, Milgram J.
J Feline Med Surg. 2013 Apr;15(4):345-8.

Successful treatment of an intra-pelvic fungal pseudomycetoma causing constipation and hypercalcaemia in a Persian cat.
Zafrany A, Ben-Oz J, Segev G, Milgram J, Zemer O, Jensen HE, Kelmer E.
J Feline Med Surg. 2014 Apr;16(4):369-72.

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Professor Glenn Edwards

Qualifications

BVSc MACVSc

Position

Professor of Veterinary Surgery at Charles Sturt University

Specialty

Soft Tissue and Urogenital Surgery

Experience

Glenn has recently taken up the position of Professor of Veterinary Surgery at Charles Sturt University following a period of 22 years as the academic head of surgery at the University of Melbourne’s School of Veterinary Science. He teaches in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, but has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery, wound healing and management, cardiovascular and urinary tract problems.

Glenn is also active in the development of a variety of surgical techniques and implantable devices destined for both veterinary and human clinical use, such as improved urinary tract and cardiovascular surgical procedures, vascular grafts, and more recently left ventricular assist devices. He has published over 100 papers and chapters in textbooks in the veterinary, biomaterial and medical literature as a result of this work.

He was the recipient of the 2006 TG Hungerford Award for Excellence in Post Graduate Education and has recently been awarded the ASAVA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

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