College Office Information
Dr Mary Anne Hiscutt - College Manager
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 Robyn Pettigrew - Examinations Officer
Robyn joined the College office staff in 2013 in the infancy of the newly appointed position as Examinations Officer. Robyn had previously worked in New Zealand in tertiary education as a facilitator, an administrator, a manager and an Academic Advisor.
Robyn continues to work with the Board of Examiners and Chapter committee members to assist in implementing the College's academic and compliance processes and procedures within the College's examinations and fellowship training programs.
Ms Sharon Tinsley - Assistant College Manager
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
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.
Jill Meatheringham – Assistant Examinations Officer
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.
Jennifer Gleeson – Assistant Examinations Officer
Jennifer joins the College as an Examinations Assistant after working for the University of Queensland for 11 years. Jennifer worked in Test Services at ICTE in the delivery of Cambridge University examinations for English language proficiency and testing English language teachers. She is a graduate of The University of Queensland and has experience in owning and running small businesses and in government administration. Jennifer is looking forward to learning test administration details in the specialist veterinarian field. She and her husband have three adult daughters and a collection of pets including dogs, cat and chickens.