College Council for 2013/2014 are:
Dr. Philip Moses, President
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.
Dr. Michael Paton, Honorary Treasurer
Michael is a University of Queensland graduate who worked in private practice in Queensland, Northern Ireland, London and Perth between 1978 and 84. Joined the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia in the 1984. Gained Australian College of Veterinary Scientists qualification in epidemiology in 1989. His research career included leading a team studying the epidemiology of Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) in sheep. He gained his PhD on this subject and is the author of a chapter in "Infectious Diseases of Livestock”, 18 scientific papers and 33 international and national conference papers on CLA and other topics. He has been active in the Animal Welfare Chapter including being its president. He appreciates the great support he has from his family and enjoys travel, wine and creating food and music.
Dr. Norm Williamson, Honorary Secretary
Norm graduated from Melbourne University in 1968, stayed on in Werribee as a tutor in the farm services clinic and did a Masters’ degree in cattle reproductive health management. He gained a MACVSc (MANZCVS) in the medicine and preventive medicine of dairy cattle in 1977. He joined the Department of Agriculture, Victoria in 1973 and oversaw a large herd health project while still stationed at the Vet School in Werribee. From 1980 to 1989 he was an Associate, then full Professor at the University of Minnesota in the USA, in the Theriogenology section. While there he gained a Diploma of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1984. He moved to New Zealand as Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences in 1989. In 1998 he was appointed as Head of Undergraduate Teaching in the newly formed Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences. In 2000 he was appointed as the Programme Director, Veterinary Science in the College of Science and stepped down in June 2011. Norm’s teaching and research interests are in cattle health and management. He also has a great interest in veterinary education of all types.
Dr. Mark Owen, Chief Examiner
After graduating from Massey Mark started in Small Animal and Equine practice in New Plymouth and then to Stratford District Veterinary Services where he became Senior Veterinarian and Practice Manager. Whilst in private practice, Mark attained Membership of the Australian College in 1998 in Veterinary Radiology. Mark's university career began in 2000 as 'Practitioner in Residence' at Massey University, and then continued in 2001 ashe started his radiology residency training. Mark travelled to London and undertookfurther training at the Royal Veterinary College and for a shorter period at Tufts University Veterinary Hospital, Boston. Mark became a Fellow of the College in Veterinary Radiology in 2006, and then also passed the Diplomate examination of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2008. Mark remains at Massey Universityas a Senior Lecturer. Mark has been a member of the NZVA Elbow Dysplasia film assessment panel for many years, is currently President of the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (AAVDI), and Assistant Chief Examiner of the College (New Zealand).
Dr. Robert Labuc
Dr. Caroline Mansfield, President Elect
Caroline graduated from Murdoch University in 1993, and undertook work in mixed and small animal practice for 4 years before starting a residency in small animal medicine at University College, Dublin. She gained her membership in Small Animal Medicine from the Australian College in 2000, and her boards (Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) in 2001. She returned to Australia and in between having 3 children, worked at Murdoch University first as registrar then from 2007 as Senior Lecturer. She moved to Melbourne in 2010, where she is Head of Small Animal Medicine, and Senior Lecturer. She has a great interest in clinical gastroenterology and research, and presents and publishes widely in that field. Despite the move to Victoria she remains a loyal West Coast Eagles fan.
Dr. Mandy Burrows
Mandy is a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology. She is a consultant in veterinary dermatology and has two dermatology practices in Perth, Western Australia that provide secondary and tertiary referral advice for skin, ear and allergy problems in dogs, cats and horses. She lectures in dermatology at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital and she teaches undergraduate veterinary students and the dermatology unit of the Masters in Veterinary Medicine at both Murdoch and Massey University, New Zealand. She is currently the Chief Examiner of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Registration of Veterinary Specialists. She is a member of the Board of the Journal of Veterinary Dermatology, the Australian Advisory Board for Infectious Diseases in companion animals and is the current Australian and New Zealand representative on the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology as well as the Australian representative on the Publicity committee for WCVD7. She has extensive experience with clinical dermatology in companion animals and she enjoys teaching dermatology to veterinary undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Councillors can be contacted through the College Office using the following details:
Telephone: 07 3423 2016
Fax: 07 3423 2977