Our Education Leaders

Amber Kenney

Qualifications

MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT

Position

Assistant teaching at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Specialty

Canine Rehabilitation

Experience

Amber Kenney is a 1997 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Centre master’s program in physical therapy. On the human side she practices orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy with a passion for manual therapy techniques. In 2014, Amber completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). She founded Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2015, a mobile canine rehabilitation service. She has been a teaching assistant teaching around the world, including Australia and Germany, at CRI since 2014, teaching Introduction to Canine RehabilitationCanine Rehabilitation TherapistCanine Sports MedicineCanine Rehabilitation Assistant, and Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. In 2016, she sold her human practice, Physical Therapy Works, to work especially with canines. She lives with her husband and two rescues, Dozer, the pit bull, and Harley, the Shar-Pei/Chihuahua mix.

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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 small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS).

Publications

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Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery Workshop

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Dr Ann Thompson

Qualifications

BVSc MACVSc MS DIP ACVIM(SAIM)

Position

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Specialty

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Experience

Ann graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 and worked in general practice in Melbourne and the UK before returning to the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Ann moved to the US to pursue a residency in small animal internal medicine at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, completed her Masters in veterinary medicine and passed her internal medicine exams at the end of her training program in 2006. She was awarded her Diplomate in Small Animal Internal Medicine by the American College of Veterinary Medicine in March 2007. Ann was awarded the Katie McAllister Compassion Award for compassionate care of her patients and returned to Australia to Veterinary Specialist Services (Brisbane). Ann loves teaching and in 2013 led the small animal medicine referral service at UQ, completed a teaching qualification and taught both veterinary technology and veterinary students. Ann re-joined VSS in 2017 to mentor in the VSS Residency Program. The only program in the country with a dedicated academic resident mentor Ann’s current areas of interest are; endocrinology, urinary tract disease, non-invasive diagnostics, and veterinary education.

Publications

Education Team

Small Animal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Workshop – 10 Places Left

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Dr Anne Fawcett

Qualifications

BA (Hons) BSc(Vet)(Hons) BVSc(Hons) MVetStud GradCertEd (Higher Ed) MANZCVS (Animal Welfare) DipECAWBM(AWSEL)

Position

Veterinarian, Sydney Animal Hospitals Inner West Lecturer, Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Specialty

Ethics and Welfare

Experience

Anne Fawcett is a lecturer in veterinary science as well as a companion animal practitioner in Sydney’s Inner West. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in philosophy with honours, she completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) at the University of Sydney. She completed a Masters in veterinary studies (small animal medicine and surgery) through Murdoch University. She has a strong interest in companion animal welfare and is currently studying animal welfare through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Research and teaching interests include the interaction of humans and animals in a veterinary clinical context, clinical veterinary practice and veterinary ethics. Anne is the author of numerous academic publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a founding member of the Human Animal Research Network at Sydney University

Publications

2018

Hernandez E, Fawcett A, Brouwer E, Rau J, Turner PV (2018) Speaking up: veterinary ethical responsibilities and animal welfare issues in everyday practice. Animals 8(1):15; doi:10.3390/ani8010015 Download free from MDPI.

FAWCETT, A. 2018. One health and antimicrobial resistance. In Practice, 40, 126.

FAWCETT, A. & CHADWICK, M. 2018. Clients who cannot afford to pay. In Practice, 40, 38.

FAWCETT, A. & MCGREEVY, P. 2018. One Welfare. Australian Veterinary Journal, 96, N8-N9.

FAWCETT, A. & MULLAN, S. 2018. Managing moral distress in practice. In Practice, 40, 34.

 

2017

Degeling C, Fawcett A, Collins T, Hazel S, Johnson J, Lloyd J, Phillips CJC, Stafford K, Tzioumis V & McGreevy P (2017). Students’ opinions on welfare and ethics issues for companion animals in Australian and New Zealand veterinary schools. Australian Veterinary Journal 95(6):189-193.

Fawcett A, Brailey, J (2017) Taking a full lunch break. In Practice 39:238-239.

Fawcett A. (2017) Brachycephalic dogs and honesty with clients. In Practice 39(1):45.

2016

Fawcett A, Halliday C, Danesi P, Taylor D, Johnson R (2016).  Acute fungal hepatitis caused by Fusarium oxysporum complex in a pet Central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) Australian Veterinary Practitioner 46(1):13-16. [NB this paper won the Atwell Award for Best Case Report for 2016]

Fawcett A and Shea G (2016). Curvature of the penis in a male neutered cat with lower urinary tract obstruction. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 46(1):23-24.

Fawcett A (2016) Veterinarians need support to break the silence. Commentary by Fawcett on Lachance on Breaking Silence. Animal Sentience 69:1-3.

Leshinsky J, Beatty J, Fawcett A, Voss K, Markara M, Krockenberger M and Barrs V (2016) Aldosterone and progesterone secreting adrenocortical adenocarcinoma in a cat with a concurrent meningioma. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports DOI:10.1177/2055116915624448

2015

Fawcett A, Sullivan ND & Allan GS (2015) What is your diagnosis? Nodule on the tail of a ferret. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 45(4):181-182.

Johnson J, Collins T, Degeling C, Fawcett A, Fisher AD, Freire R, Hazel SJ, Hood J, Lloyd J, Phillips CJC, Stafford K, Tzioumis V & McGreevy PD (2015) The first shared online curriculum resources for veterinary undergraduate learning and teaching in animal welfare and ethics in Australia and New Zealand. Animals 5(2):395-406; doi 10.3390/ani5020362

McDonagh P, Sheehy PA, Fawcett A and Norris JM (2015) In Vitro inhibition of field isolates of feline calicivirus with short interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Veterinary Microbiology 177:78-86.

McDonagh P, Sheehy PA, Fawcett A and Norris JM (2015) Antiviral effect of mefloquine on feline calicivirus in vitroVeterinary Microbiology 176:370-377.

Moffet J, Matthew S and Fawcett A (2015). Building career resilience in veterinarians. In Practice 37:38-41

2014

Fawcett A, Shea G, Cutter S (2014) Black Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis species group) envenomation in a Jack Russell terrier. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44(2):627-630.

Joffe M, O'Shannessy D, Dhand NK, Westman M and Fawcett A (2014) Characteristics of persons convicted for offences relating to animal hoarding in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal 92(10):369-375.

Fawcett A, Malik R, Howlett CR, McDonald MM, Culvenor J, Pool R and Allan GS (2014) Polyostotic hyperostosis in a domestic shorthair cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 16:432-440.

Fawcett A, Irwin P (2014) Diagnosis and treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. In Pracrice 36(10:482-483).

Fawcett A, Yao Y and Miller R (2014) Probable dietary-induced thiamine deficiency in a cat fed pet meat containing sulfur dioxide preservative. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44(1):554-559.

Fawcett A and Irwin P (2014) Review of treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44(1):574-578.

Fawcett A, Fyfe J and Malik R (2014) Non-tuberculous cutaneous granulomas in dogs and cats (canine leproid granuloma and feline leprosy syndrome). In: Bonagura J.D. &Twedt D.C. (eds.) Current Veterinary Therapy XV St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.

2013

Fawcett A and Woon S (2013) Pest or patient? In Practice 35(10):614-615.

Fawcett A (2013) Dealing with the difficult clinical encounter. In Practice 35:531-534.

Fawcett A and Norsworthy G (2013) Applying digital photography in general practice. In Practice 35:336-341.

Fawcett A (2013) Everyday Ethics: Anaesthetic death - who pays? In Practice 35:38-39.

2012

Fawcett A and Brailey J (2012) Everyday Ethics: Are you positive? The fate of a shelter cat. In Practice 34:614-615.

Fawcett A and Phillips A (2012) Clinical Snapshot: A Poodle with a Facial Lesion. Compendium. http://www.vetlearn.com/compendium/clinical-snapshot-a-poodle-with-a-facial-lesion

Worthing KA, Wigney DI, Dhand NK, Fawcett A, McDonagh P, Malik R and Norris JM (2012) Risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis in Australian cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

2011

Phillips A, Fawcett A, Allan G, Wilkinson M, Fraser D and Malik R (2011) Vitamin-D dependent non-type 1, non-type 2 rickets in a 3-month-old Cornish Rex kitten. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 13:526-531.

Fawcett A (2011) Management of husbandry-related problems in guinea pigs. In Practice 33:163-171.

Fawcett A and Baguley J (2011) Everyday Ethics: social media menace. In Practice 33:190-191.

2010

Fawcett A, Phillips A and Malik R (2010) Hypoglycaemia and acute hepatic failure associated with xylitol ingestion in a Staffordshire-terrier cross. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 40:142-147.

Fawcett A, Phillips A and Billson M (2010) Ocular haemangiosarcoma in a Husky. Compendium: Continuing Education for Veterinarians. September 2010, E1-E2.

Fawcett A (2010) Everyday Ethics: the wrong vaccine. In Practice 32:214-215.

Fawcett A (2010) Everyday Ethics: insulin overdose. In Practice 32:270-271.

Malik R, Ward MP, Seavers A, Fawcett A, Bell E, Govendir M and Page SW (2010) Permethrin spot-on intoxication of cats: Literature review and survey of veterinary practitioners in Australia. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 12:5-14.

2009

Fawcett A (2009) Everyday Ethics: too much information. In Practice 31:266-267.

Fawcett A, Phillips A, Sullivan N and Allen G (2009) Segmental uterine aplasia with ipsilateral renal agenesis in a mixed breed cat. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 39(1):31-33.

Fawcett A and Phillips A (2009) The curious case of the cat with the munchies (clinical letter). A. Compendium of Veterinary Continuing Education, January 2009 p25.

Books, book chapters and scientific resources

Fawcett A, Gopinath D, May A and Moss-Davis J (eds) (2018) The Vet Cookbook: A Guide to Feeding the Domestic Human. Centre for Veterinary Education: Sydney.

Mullan S and Fawcett A (2017) Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Decisions. 5M: London.

Fawcett A (2016) Mourning for animals: a companion animal veterinarian’s perspective. In Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death. ed de Mello M. East Lansing: Michigan University Press. Pp171-178.

Fawcett A (2015) Cases 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 2.2, 2.3, 4.6, 5.2, 8.6, 9.13 In Feline Medicine Review and Test, eds S. Taylor & A. Harvey. Saunders Elsevier.

Fawcett A (2013) Euthanasia and morally justifiable killing in a veterinary clinical context. In Animal Death pp204-218. Sydney University Press.

Fawcett A and Johnson P (2012) Draft guidelines for the housing of mice in scientific institutions. Department of Primary Industries Animal Welfare Branch http://www.animalethics.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/249898/Guideline-22-mouse-housing.pdf

2008

Fawcett A and Kelman M (2008) Amitraz toxicity in a dog following ingestion of amitraz-impregnated collar. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 38(4): 142-145.

McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Pride C, Fawcett A, Grassi T and Jones, B (2008) Overweight or obese cats presented to Australian veterinary practices: risk factors and prevalence. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 38(3)-98-107.

2005

McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Pride C, Fawcett A, Grassi T and Jones B (2005) Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved. The Veterinary Record, 156, 695-702.

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Dr Brent Higgins

Qualifications

BVSc CertSAS DECVS

Position

Co-founder at OssAbility

Specialty

Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Brent is a small animal orthopaedic surgeon with interests in spinal conditions, fracture repair, growth deformity correction, and joint disease (in particular, the treatment of cruciate ligament disease).

He graduated from Massey University in New Zealand and completed his specialist training at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. In 2011 Brent became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a European and NZ Registered Specialist Small Animal Surgery.

To advance veterinary education in New Zealand, Brent co-founded Practical CPD; which delivers skills-based workshops for vets and nurses, and ZeroPainPhilosophy; a free online video resource for vets and nurses teaching how to reduce pain in their patients. He also has a light-hearted video blog, DrBrentHiggins.com.

Brent’s core motivation is to simplify surgery and make it safer, through the use of technology. To this end, he co-founded the veterinary medical device company OssAbility.  Half of Brent’s week is now devoted to working with the OssAbility engineers and surgeons developing orthopaedic technologies for animals.

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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 Brian Beale

Qualifications

DVM, DACVS

Position

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Specialty

Surgery

Experience

Brian is a surgeon at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also host of the weekly radio show Your Pet’s Health. Brian graduated from The University of Florida in 1985 and completed his internship in Washington, D.C. followed by a surgical residency at The University of Florida. He became Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991. Dr. Beale was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine prior to joining Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 1992. Dr. Beale a co-author of the industry-defining textbook, Small Animal Arthroscopy.

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Dr Bruce Smith

Qualifications

BVSc, MS, FANZCVS, Dip ACVS

Position

Small Animal Specialist Surgeon

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

A graduate from the University of Sydney, Bruce has a surgical career spanning more than 23 years. He completed intern and residency training at Murdoch and Louisiana State Universities, a Master of Science research degree (biomechanics) and achieved specialist certification from the ACVS and the ANZCVS. From 1997 to 2012 he has been engaged in private practice referral surgery on the Eastern Seaboard. In 2012 he assisted in establishing the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland’s new Gatton Veterinary Campus. Throughout his career, he has been active in the career development of future surgeons and is currently serving on the Council of the ANZCVS. Bruce has a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery.

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Dr Cara Blake

Qualifications

DVM, DACVS-SA, CCRT

Position

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Oklahoma State University Centre for Veterinary Health Sciences Co-teaches Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Canine Rehabilitation Assistant.

Specialty

Canine Rehabilitation

Experience

Dr. Cara Blake earned her DVM degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2008. She then completed a small animal surgery residency in a joint program with Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the Angell Animal Medical Center. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2012.

Dr. Blake was certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist by CRI in 2014. She has also completed has completed coursework in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute. She previously worked as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and staff surgeon at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Her areas of clinical and research interest include minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, use of regenerative therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, osteoarthritis, clinical outcome assessments for orthopedic patients and pain management.

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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.

Publications

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How High Achievers Succeed – 6 Weeks Online
VetSupport New Graduate Mentor Program – 12 Months

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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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Fix the Face: Brachycephalic and Ear Surgery Workshop

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Dr Christine Hawke

Qualifications

BSc BVSc PhD MACVSc

Position

Dental Veterinarian

Specialty

Small Animal Dentistry

Experience

Christine graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Sydney in 1993. She worked in small animal general practice in Australia and the UK for five years before returning to Sydney in 1999 to commence her PhD studies in immunology at the University of Sydney. After successfully completing these in 2003 and a break to start her family, she returned to the University of Sydney as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Science in 2005. Christine became a member of the ACVSc in 2006 and is director of Sydney Pet Dentistry, which takes referrals from across NSW. Christine is a past-president of Australia Veterinary Dental Society. Christine teaches Undergraduate dentistry at the University of Sydney and she also accepts referral through the
Animal Referral Hospital.

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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 David Vella

Qualifications

BSc BVSc Diplomate ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammals)

Position

Director at Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets

Specialty

Exotic Companion Mammals

Experience

Dr David Vella graduated with a Bachelor of Science (1992) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (1996) – both from the University of Sydney. In 2009, David became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Exotic Companion Mammals, the first and only Australian vet to achieve these credentials. Currently volunteering for NSW WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue & Emergency Service), Dr Vella is involved in reptile and amphibian rescue. He also trains in handling, rehabilitation, foster care and rescue. Dr Vella is director of Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets (SERV) working out of the North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre.

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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 Ellie Leister

Qualifications

BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

Position

Pet Intensive Care Unit Veterinary Manager

Specialty

Emergency Critical Care

Experience

Ellie is the Pet Intensive Care Unit Veterinary Manager at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. In 2004, Dr. Leister spent 4 years in mixed practice in country NSW before sitting memberships and moving to England where she turned into a small animal vet and her passion for emergency and critical care started. Ellie has worked exclusively as a critical care veterinarian in the Pet Intensive Care Unit at VSS in Brisbane ever since. She manages a team of 16 people and the ICU operates 24/7. The PICU is known nationally a one of the most well
run and busiest critical care centers in the country. It manages very complex cardiology, oncology, medical and surgical cases as well as everyday emergencies. Ellie shares her home with 4 cats, her dog and the Englishman she came back with. On days off she revels in domesticated bliss, studying or hiking.

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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 James Simcock

Qualifications

BVSc (hons), MANZCVS (Internal Medicine), DACVS-SA, DECVS

Position

Co- Director Southpaws Hospital- Melbourne

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Dr Simcock graduated from the University of Melbourne with honors in 2005. In 2013 he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. James is registered as a specialist in small animal surgery in Victoria. He is also an internship director and surgical residency advisor for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. James has published on gastrointestinal and urogenital surgery and oncology and has presented a number of times at the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Science Week. He is actively involved in teaching students and veterinarians and is an instructor and lecturer for a veterinary of post graduate education courses in surgery. James is an examiner for the Fellowship examinations in Small Animal Surgery. James is a co-director and owner of Southpaws alongside Dr. Charles Kuntz.

Publications

Second intention healing after wide local excision of soft tissue sarcomas in the distal aspects of the limbs in dogs: 31 cases (2005-2012).
Prpich CY, Santamaria AC, Simcock JO, Wong HK, Nimmo JS, Kuntz CA.J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2014 Jan 15;244(2)

Successful treatment of malakoplakia of the bladder in a kitten.
Rutland BE, Nimmo J, Goldsworthy M, Simcock JO, Simpson KW, Kuntz CA.
J Feline Med Surg. 2013 Aug;15(8):744-8

Evaluation of a single subcutaneous infusion of carboplatin as adjuvant chemotherapy for dogs with osteosarcoma: 17 cases (2006-2010).
Simcock JO, Withers SS, Prpich CY, Kuntz CA, Rutland BE.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Sep 1;241(5):608-14

Externalized ileocolic anastomosis: case report.
Simcock J, Kuntz CA, Newman R. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2010 Jul-Aug;46(4):274-80.

Santamaria, Simcock, Kuntz et al. Oncological outcomes and adverse effects of forty-five dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma after treatment by amputation and a single subcutaneous infusion of carboplatin. In press JAVMA

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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 Janet Van Dyke

Qualifications

DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, CCRT, CEO

Position

Founder of Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Specialty

Canine Rehabilitation

Experience

Dr. Janet Van Dyke is a 1981 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her internship and surgical residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1984. Practicing orthopedics and sports medicine, Dr. Van Dyke saw many canine patients that could benefit from rehabilitation therapy. In 2002, she founded Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. to train and certify veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians in canine rehabilitation.

Dr. Van Dyke lectures nationally and internationally and consults regularly with state veterinary and physical therapy boards on legislature issues related to veterinary rehabilitation. She is currently serving on the board of directors of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society (VOS), is the public relations chair for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is past president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV).

Dr. Van Dyke was named an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Faculty members of the department elected Dr. Van Dyke to a second three-year affiliate faculty appointment in 2013. She is co-editor of the textbook, Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Wiley, 2013).

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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 Julien Dandrieux

Qualifications

B.Sc. VETMED DACVIM

Position

Lecturer

Specialty

Small Animal Medicine

Experience

After graduation from the University of Bern in Switzerland in 2002, Julien undertook a rotating internship in the same institution from 2003 to 2004. Following this, Julien completed his 3 year medicine residency, which was a joint program between the University of Bern and of Louisiana State University. Afterwards Julien joined the University of Liverpool as Clinician teacher at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital for 2 years. He then worked as a Consultant in Small Animal Medicine for IDEXX before undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne. His PhD is on gastro-intestinal disease and monitoring of animals on treatment with immune suppressive drugs. Currently, Julien works as a lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He teaches final year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students during their clinical rotations in small group and delivers formal lectures to third year DVM students. Julien also supervises resident training to become small animal medicine specialists. Julien’s main interests in medicine include gastrointestinal disease, nephrology, endocrinology, and haematology.

Publications

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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 Laurie McCauley

Qualifications

DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVC, CCRT

Position

Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Specialty

Rehabilitation

Experience

Dr. McCauley is a 1992 graduate of the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After spending six years in general private practice, she began to study and conduct research in the field of veterinary rehabilitation. Laurie was the Medical Director of TOPS Veterinary Rehabilitation in Illinois, the first rehabilitation-only practice for 18 years. Dr. McCauley helped design the first underwater treadmill and carpal brace for dogs, and continues to work with companies to create innovative rehabilitative equipment. She is a contributing author to Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, and Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2007, Dr. McCauley and Dr. Chris Zink released Building the Canine Athlete, a therapeutic exercise DVD for canine rehabilitation therapists. She received the 2011 Iams AARV Award for Excellence in the Field of Rehabilitation and the 2015 AHVMA COE Holistic Practitioner of the Year Award. Dr. McCauley is currently running Red Tail Rehab in North Carolina.

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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.

Publications

Murdoch University - Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) 1983
Murdoch University - Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Hons) 1985
RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology 1996
RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology 2000
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology 2002
VSB (WA) Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology (Western Australia) 2005
ANZCVS Member 2005
Murdoch University Adjunct Associate Professor  

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Dr Michelle Dalli

Qualifications

BSc BVSc (Hons)

Position

Veterinarian at Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets

Specialty

Exotic pets, wildlife and reptiles

Experience

Michelle graduated from Sydney University in 2005 with a special interest in exotics and wildlife, particularly reptiles. Dr Dalli has worked in various small animal practices since graduation and also had her own mobile veterinary service for reptiles. Now working for David Vella for over two years and loving it, Michelle is particularly focused on surgery and the challenge of performing even routine procedures in exotics. She has developed a strong interest in small mammal medicine. Michelle has two children who love animals and the home is shared with 2 dogs, 3 rabbits, a guine pig, 6 snakes and a lace monitor.

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Dr Narelle Walter

Qualifications

BSc BVSc

Position

Veterinarian at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic

Specialty

Rabbits and Guinea pigs

Experience

Narelle graduated in 1996 at Melbourne University and worked throughout Victoria as a dairy and large animal veterinarian. She has travelled extensively to New Zealand and the United Kingdom where her interest in rabbits increased. In England, Narelle worked in a large small animal clinic and treated an increasingly large number of rabbit patients over three years. Returning to Australia it became obvious that rabbits were increasing in popularity, especially as inside house rabbits. Narelle concentrates exclusively on rabbits and the occasional guinea pig as both a primary and secondary opinion veterinarian. She offers routine rabbit services including desexings and routine vaccinations, as well as surgical and medical care at her hospital Melbourne Rabbit Clinic.

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Dr Natalie Webster

Qualifications

BVSc CertVDI DipECVDI MANZCVS MRCVS

Position

Director - Darkroom Veterinary Imaging

Specialty

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

Experience

Natalie Webster graduated from Massey University in 2002 and after completing a small animal internship, went on to work in small animal practice in New Zealand and Australia for several years. She then completed a residency in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and at the Animal Health Trust, UK. During this time she obtained the RCVS certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (2007) and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2009. She is a registered Australian specialist in veterinary diagnostic imaging. Natalie enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging with a special interest in portosystemic shunts and exotic animals. Since 2009 she has been working with the Animals Asia Foundation to provide teleradiology services to the rescued moon bears.

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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 Megacolon and has contributed to over 30  published papers on various aspects of small Animal surgery including perianal fistula, skin reconstruction,  feline palatine and gastroduodenal ulcers and management of unusual muscular lesions in cats and dogs. She obtained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2002 by examination. Penny has worked exclusively in referral surgical practice for 20 years. She moved to Adelaide in 2007 and has been offering surgical referrals for south Australian pets since first in private practice and more recently at the University of Adelaide companion Animal Health Center. Penny teaches undergraduate surgery at all levels in the DVM course and is actively involved in the delivery of postgraduate education to vets and nurses.   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 neurologic investigations and surgery. She also has particular interests in feline and oncologic and reconstructive surgery. She is the proud owner of 2 very badly behaved curly coated retrievers and 2 devon rex cats

 

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 Peter Delisser

Qualifications

BVSc(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS FHEA

Position

European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Dr Peter Delisser graduated University of Queensland in 2002 in with honours. After curing himself of the desire to work with farm animals following two years in rural Victoria, he headed to Ol'Blighty in 2005 for the obligatory “working holiday” of locuming and travelling, which then led to becoming the majority of his professional career and clinical training.

Following enrolling in the RCVS Certificate of Small Animal Surgery from general practice, Pete realised that he could quite happily spend the rest of his working life dealing solely with surgical patients. As he had a lovely, understanding girlfriend (now wife), he was able to commit the time, effort, and pay cut towards pursuing his goal of becoming a specialist small animal surgeon. Following a rotating internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire, UK, Pete worked for a short period in a general practice, seeing solely surgical cases for a large group of practices until he was successful in gaining a position as European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) resident in small animal surgery at the University of Bristol, UK in July 2009.

During Pete's residency, he was trained in soft tissue, orthopaedic and neuro-surgery, and developed a special interest in both urogenital surgery, and trauma management, particularly including fracture repair and bone healing. Through the course of his residency, he published primary-author research papers on management of urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence, fracture repair biomechanics, and surgical site draping practices, and was co-author on multiple other papers.

After finishing his residency, Pete was a successful applicant for the Wellcome Trust Veterinary Research Entry Fellowship, which allowed him to undertake a pre-clinical scientific research project looking at the effect of loading context on the response of bone to mechanical loading in aged bone. This body of research was submitted as his doctoral thesis in 2018 for which he was awarded a PhD from the University of Bristol.

After 12.5 years, a marriage and two beautiful daughters, Pete and his wife made the (relatively easy) decision to return to the sunny climes of Brisbane to take up a position at Veterinary Specialist Services in October 2017. He currently happily see surgical referral cases for all types of surgery, but still maintains a special interests in urogenital surgery, fracture management and management of angular limb deformities.

Publications

Static hydraulic urethral sphincter for treatment of urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence in 11 dogs.
PJ Delisser, EJ Friend, GPA Chanoit, KJ Parsons
Journal of Small Animal Practice 53 (6), 338-343 2012
Ex vivo evaluation of the biomechanical effect of varying monocortical screw numbers on a plate-rod canine femoral gap model.
PJ Delisser, GP McCombe, RS Trask, JA Etches, AJ German, SL Holden, ...
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 26, 177-185 2013
Temporally separated bilateral anal sac gland carcinomas in four dogs.
KL Bowlt, EJ Friend, P Delisser, S Murphy, G Polton
Journal of Small Animal Practice 54 (8), 432-436 2013
Wnt16 is associated with age-related bone loss and estrogen withdrawal in murine bone
H Todd, GL Galea, LB Meakin, PJ Delisser, LE Lanyon, SH Windahl, ...
PLoS One 10 (10), e0140260 2015
Quantification of alterations in cortical bone geometry using site specificity software in mouse models of aging and the responses to ovariectomy and altered loading
GL Galea, S Hannuna, LB Meakin, PJ Delisser, LE Lanyon, JS Price
Frontiers in endocrinology 6, 52 2015
Planar cell polarity aligns osteoblast division in response to substrate strain
GL Galea, LB Meakin, D Savery, H Taipaleenmaki, P Delisser, GS Stein, ...
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 30 (3), 423-435 2015
Disuse rescues the age-impaired adaptive response to external loading in mice
LB Meakin, PJ Delisser, GL Galea, LE Lanyon, JS Price
Osteoporosis International 26 (11), 2703-2708 2015
Old age and the associated impairment of bones' adaptation to loading are associated with transcriptomic changes in cellular metabolism, cell-matrix interactions an...
GL Galea, LB Meakin, MA Harris, PJ Delisser, LE Lanyon, SE Harris, ...
Gene 599, 36-52 2017
Parathyroid hormone's enhancement of bones' osteogenic response to loading is affected by ageing in a dose-and time-dependent manner
LB Meakin, H Todd, PJ Delisser, GL Galea, A Moustafa, LE Lanyon, ...
Bone 98, 59-67 2017
Site-specific" rescue" of the age-impaired response to mechanical loading in tibiae of old mice.
GG Galea, PJ Delisser, L Meakin, LE Lanyon, JS Price, SH Windahl
JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH 32, S215-S215 2017
Osteomyelitis and fracture callus abscessation secondary to a foreign body reaction in a traumatic open fracture of the zygomatic bone of a puppy
PJ Delisser, C Warren-Smith
Veterinary Record Case Reports 4 (1), e000299 2016

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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 Burchell

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), BVSc, MMedVet, DECVIM-CA

Position

Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine

Specialty

Small Animal Medicine

Experience

Richard studied a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Zoology, followed by an Honours year in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. He then completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria. Richard joined a small animal referral practice and started working as a referral veterinarian while studying for a Masters in Veterinary Medicine. Two years later, Richard was employed by the University of Pretoria as a Lecturer in Medicine. During this time, he completed a Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine through the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. After a short stint in private specialist practice, Richard once again heeded the clarion call of academia and joined the medicine team at Massey University. He is now based at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, as a Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine.

Publications

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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 Sandra Nguyen

Qualifications

BVSC (HONS I) DIP. ACVIM (ONC) MANZCVS

Position

Veterinary Oncologist, and Service Head: Medicine Group at SASH

Specialty

Oncology

Experience

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Sandra worked as an associate veterinarian at Gladesville Veterinary Hospital. Sandra went on to complete her residency in Medical Oncology at Cornell University, and while there won the Veterinary Resident Award for dedication to veterinary student training and service to patients and clients. She achieved Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Oncology in 2010. She gained a position on faculty at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor in Oncology and Hematology. Sandra now works at SASH in Sydney. Sandra has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed publications in the veterinary scientific literature including a very recent Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG) Consensus Document on which she was lead author, and has presented her research and published abstracts and proceedings at the American association for Cancer Research and the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. At The Ohio State University Sandra was heavily involved in clinical trials involving innovative new treatments for pets with cancer. Sandra has also undergone special training in communication, and she is particularly interested in end of life care for pets with cancer and the impact that communication surrounding euthanasia has on pet owners’ grief.

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Dr Sarah Davies

Qualifications

BVSc MS DipACVR

Position

Veterinary Radiologist

Specialty

Veterinary Radiologist

Experience

Sarah is a registered specialist in diagnostic imaging and works in private practice in Sydney with Veterinary Imaging Associates. She completed her undergraduate veterinary degree through the University of Sydney and then completed rotating internships at the Adelaide Specialist and Referral Centre and The Ohio State University teaching hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Sarah completed her residency training program and Masters degree at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Sarah qualified as an imaging specialist by examination with the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2009. Since then she has enjoyed stints of teaching at the University of Adelaide and has been participating in VetPrac Ultrasound Education since 2014. Sarah's main interest areas include pyelography, interventional radiology and musculoskeletal imaging.

Publications

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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 Stanley Kim

Qualifications

BVSc, MS, DACVS

Position

Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery

Specialty

Small Animal Surgery

Experience

Dr. Stanley Kim is an Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. Stanley graduated from The University of Sydney in 2003. After some time in general practice and completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2006. Dr. Kim then undertook a combined Masters and Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida, which was completed in 2010. Stanley has since remained at the University of Florida as a faculty member in small animal surgery, with a focus in orthopedics. Dr. Kim is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards, including the 2017 Zoetis Distinguished Teacher Award. His research interests are in the field of minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, fracture repair, joint replacement, and orthopedic biomechanics.

Publications

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Dr Sue Gibbons

Qualifications

BVSc, MANZCVS, FANZCVS

Position

Director and Surgeon, Specialist Surgical Solutions Pty Ltd

Specialty

Spinal Surgery

Experience

Sue graduated from Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1997. Her first job was in a small animal practice on the outskirts of Brisbane. 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. Over the years Sue has lectured, tutored, mentored and examined both under-graduate and post-graduate Veterinarians. Sue started her "mobile" surgery business in 2007, servicing Brisbane, the Gold Coast, northern NSW and western QLD. Her areas of interest include orthopaedics.

Publications

Downes C, Gibbons SE, Macias C & McKee WM (2009). Hemilaminectomy and vertebral stabilisation and for the treatment of thoracolumbar disc protrusion in 28 dogs. JSAP 50: 525-535

Gibbons SE, Macias C, de Stefani A, Pinchbeck GL and McKee WM (2006). The value of oblique versus ventrodorsal myelographic views for lesion lateralisation in canine thoracolumbar disc disease. JSAP 47:827-33

Gibbons SE, Macias C, Tonzing MA, Pinchbeck GL and McKee WM (2006). Patellar luxation in 70 large breed dogs. JSAP 47:1-7

Macias C, Gibbons SE & McKee WM (2006). Y-T humeral fractures with supracondylar comminution in five cats. JSAP 47:89-93

Gibbons SE, McKee WM (2004). Spontaneous healing of a trophic ulcer of the metatarsal pad in a dog. JSAP 45:623-625 Gibbons SE, Straw RC (2003). Intra-abdominal lipoma in a dog. Aust Vet Practit 33:86-88

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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, and then
spend 18 months in small animal practice in Brisbane. An internship
was then followed by a small animal surgery residency at The University of
Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. Tania
was awarded a Fellowship in small animal surgery (by examination) in 2005
, and has practiced as a specialist surgeon at various referral centers in
England and Brisbane, and recently completed a PhD in tissue engineering.
Tania currently works as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS). Tania performs all aspects of small animal surgery with a particular emphasis on soft tissue and oncology surgery.

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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Judy Coates

Qualifications

M.Ed, MSPT, CCRT

Position

Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Specialty

Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Experience

Judy Coates is a 1986 graduate of Boston University's master's program in physical therapy. In her human practice, she specialized in orthopedic and sports physical therapy with particular interest in manual therapy and biomechanics. As an associate professor of physical therapy at Boston University, Judy taught Evaluation of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions, Treatment of Orthopedic and Sports Conditions and Joint Mobilization of the Spine and Peripheral Joints. She conducted research at the National Institutes of Health, investigating the biomechanics of gait.

In 2006 Judy completed her certification at Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She founded her rehabilitation practice, Coates Canine Physical Therapy, in 2007. She has been on faculty at CRI since 2009 teaching Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient.

Publications

Judy is a contributing author to Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Wiley-Blackwell 2013).

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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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