The Board of Examiners for 2013 are:
Dr Katherine Briscoe
Kath graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 with First Class Honours and the University Medal. As a new graduate, Kath worked at Gladesville Veterinary Hospital for 18months prior to spending 12months locuming in the UK. On her return to Australia, Kath completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery and anaesthesia at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney before embarking upon her Fellowship training at the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre. Kath became a member of the ANZVSc in Feline Medicine in 2008. During her Fellowship training program, Kath was involved in the clinical teaching of final year veterinary students and performed research on the immunohistochemical features of feline inflammatory bowel disease and low grade lymphoma. Her abstract presentation of this research at College Science Week in 2009 won her first prize, and the final paper was published in the Journal Of Comparative Pathology. Kath is currently working in private small animal referral practice at the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney
Dr Sharanne Raidal
Sharanne graduated from the University of Sydney in 1989. She completed a residency in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Queensland, a PhD on equine pleuropneumonia at the University of Sydney, and survived 12 great years in Perth, which included stints in private equine practice as well as clinical, research and teaching positions at Murdoch University. Since 2006 she has been teaching at Charles Sturt University, where she is an Associate Professor in Equine Medicine and currently coordinates final year clinical placements. Sharanne became a Fellow of the College in Equine Medicine in 2009, and has examined at Membership and Fellowship levels in equine medicine and veterinary physiology. Her veterinary interests have mostly centred on equine medicine – particularly respiratory diseases and neonatology, but she is also interested in teaching and learning, particularly how this can be done to best facilitate the transition from student to practice and other workplaces.
Dr. Peter Bennett
Peter is a graduate of the Universityof Melbourne after working in general practice underwent advanced training in internal medicine. In 1999 he obtained Fellowship of the Australian Collegeof Veterinary Scientists in Canine Medicine and Diplomate status in Small Animal Internal Medicine from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He obtained Diplomate status in Veterinary Oncology from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2001. From 2001 Peter Bennett worked at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist. In October 2012 he moved to Sydney where he has joined the Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a Clinical Specialist in Veterinary Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr Bennett has presented at numerous seminars both nationally and internationally, and is actively involved in teaching of veterinary medicine. Peter has a strong interest in clinical oncology with a special interest in the palliative care of cancer patients as well as identifying the best options for treatment of individual patients. Peter is an active member of the Veterinary Cancer Society, the Veterinary Comparative Oncology Group and is currently the President of the Oncology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Dr Steven Atkinson
Steve graduated from the University of Queensland. He has worked as a Government Veterinarian; in Private Mixed animal practice; Teaching and examining at University of New England, University of Queensland Veterinary School, NSW TAFE (Animal Care and Welfare); Animal Welfare and Ethics with University of New England and CSIRO Armidale; and as a Consultant in Animal Welfare and Animal research Ethics. Other Activities (current and past): Director of Australian Veterinary Association; Chair of NSW Government Animal Welfare Advisory Council; member of NSW Government Animal Research Review Panel; member of NSW TAFE Animal Ethics Board; Member of three animal ethics committees; Examiner for the National Veterinary Exams. He was one of the first cohort to be admitted by examination to MACVSc in Animal Welfare, and is a previous assistant examiner and chief examiner in Animal Welfare for the ANZCVS.
Dr Gabrielle C Musk
Gabrielle graduated from Murdoch University in 1995. After 6 years in mixed and small animal practices in South Australia and the UK she started a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the Vet School in Glasgow. She became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2005. In 2006 Gabrielle returned to Australia and soon thereafter started a PhD investigating High-frequency Jet Ventilation for resuscitation of preterm babies at the University of Western Australia. Gabrielle is now a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia at Murdoch University. In this role she teaches undergraduate vet students, supervises Residents in Veterinary Anaesthesia, contributes to the clinical service in the hospital and undertakes research. Her particular interests include ventilation techniques, total intravenous anaesthesia, analgesic infusion regimens and pain assessment and management in sheep.
Dr Trudi McAlees
Dr Trudi McAlees is a Massey Graduate. After starting her career in the Waikato in a mainly Dairy practice, and then heading off to the UK for the obligatory period of locum work and travel, Trudi moved to Melbourne to pursue a residency in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in 2000. Trudi worked at the University of Melbourne teaching hospital for 10 years before returning to private practice. She is currently working as medical director in a private, 2-clinic 24 hour emergency and critical care centre in Melbourne. Trudi is also involved in post-graduate education. She presents the Sydney University Distance Education course in Emergency Medicine and runs wet-workshops in cities and regional centres around Australia. She is passionate about improving the ability of practitioners to deal with emergencies, and as a side benefit, hopes to decrease the angst that can accompany these cases when they present. Trudi has memberships of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, and in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care and was the first person to achieve Fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in 2008.
Dr Philip Moses
Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in several large animal and mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Started residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane completing MACVSc in 1998. Moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar then Acting Head of Surgery in 2000. Travelled to the US to the University of Florida as a visiting scholar in 2001 before returning as a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. Appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. Interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery as well as animal welfare. Currently involved in several research projects with Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney and the University of Queensland. Has presented at numerous conferences in Australia and overseas, published widely in Veterinary Journals as well as several Textbooks. Philip is an elected member of Association Orthopaedic and a chartered member of the AVA. Philip is a Councillor of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and a member of the IRTF. Philip is the father of six beautiful children and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.
All members of the Board of Examiners can be contacted through the College office.
Telephone: 07 3423 2016
Fax: 07 3423 2977