College Office Information

Dr Mary Anne Hiscutt - College Manager

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Mary Anne grew up in rural Tasmania and attended Sydney University, graduating in 1986. After four years working in mixed practice on the central coast of NSW she and her husband travelled to the UK with a back pack each, returning six years later with three children and half a container of belongings. Settling in Brisbane, Mary Anne combined part time work in small animal practice with raising children but stopped work when numbers five and six arrived.

After a period away from practice Mary Anne is keen to reconnect with her profession in a completely different capacity and regards her role within the College as a learning experience and welcome challenge.

Mary Anne has a varied menagerie as well as six children and a husband!

Ms Sharon Tinsley - Assistant College Manager

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Sharon joins the College as an Administrative Assistant after a period of time out of the workplace whilst raising her son. She has a 13 year old son, Mitchell, and is now returning to the workplace and looks forward to a long and rewarding career with the College. Sharon has experience in the office/clerical environment although in a totally different profession. She has a background in the legal environment bringing with her thirteen years experience as a legal secretary for a sole practitioner in Brisbane. Sharon looks forward to learning all aspects of the administration of the College.

Dr Rachel Tan - Project Officer

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Dr Rachel Tan graduated from the University of Sydney before spending several years working in mixed practice on the South Coast of NSW. She completed an internship and residency in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney before relocating to the United States. During her time at Virginia Tech in the USA, she gained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Master of Science Degree. She is also certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture from Colorado State University.

After returning from the USA in 2008, Dr Tan became a founding faculty member of the newly created undergraduate Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree at the School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University (JCU), Townsville. Here she was the coordinator of the Equine Clinical Studies Program.

Dr Tan is a registered specialist in large animal internal medicine and her clinical interests include equine respiratory, endocrine, metabolic and infectious diseases. In addition to joining the ANZCVS team as the Project Officer, she works in private equine practice in Brisbane.

Lynda Kennedy – Assistant Examinations Officer


Lynda joins the College as Assistant Examinations Officer. Lynda began her career as a secondary Business and English Teacher. In addition to her Teaching qualification, she has a Graduate Diploma in Management and a Masters in School Management. Lynda has taught in secondary schools in both Brisbane and Rockhampton and worked at Central Queensland University, in both an administrative position and as a part-time lecturer and marker. Her most recent role was that of Assistant Head of the Middle School at The Rockhampton Grammar, during which she was responsible for the first year of transition of children from primary to secondary school. After many years in Rockhampton, Lynda has returned to Brisbane and is looking forward to applying her educational knowledge in the new setting of the College.

She has a married son, lives with her husband and her cat and enjoys going to the gym.

Jill Meatheringham – Assistant Examinations Officer

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After a 10 year pause to raise her two children, Jill began work within the education sector in 2004 where she remains. She worked at the University of New England for 10 years and, for the past 5 years, with the Queensland University of Technology. She has worked in a variety of roles including Secretary to several University Council Committees and Program Coordinator within the Graduate School of Business at UNE. This latter role included the coordination of learning materials and examinations for both domestic and international students. In 2014 she and her husband Stewart moved from Armidale to Brisbane and she took that opportunity to enrol in a university degree, for personal interest, and completed a Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Nutrition) in 2018.

Jill and her husband live on the Brisbane Bayside and enjoy all that living close to the water has to offer. In addition to weekends out on the Bay, Jill enjoys staying fit and healthy.

Jill is excited to have joined the College and looks forward to contributing to the team and helping it to continue to be a successful and enjoyable workplace.