I have been head of the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences since July 2009. I serve on the Hopkirk Research Institute’s Governance Committee.
I am a Massey veterinary graduate (1988). I worked for two years in practice prior to returning to Massey at the end of 1990 to undertake a residency in companion animal medicine. During my residency I studied towards the degree of Master of Veterinary Science. I attained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1993.
Immediately after my residency I undertook a PhD in human clinical nutrition. I lectured in companion animal medicine in the latter part of the 1990s before returning to private practice for three years at the end of 2000. In 2004, I was appointed Director of the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a role that I filled until my appointment as Head of Institute. During this time, I studied extramurally towards a post-graduate diploma in business and administration, which was awarded with distinction in 2007.
I am actively involved in the veterinary profession having been a board member of the New Zealand Veterinary Association since 2006. I also sit on the Association’s Finance and Risk Committee.
My research interests include companion animal medicine and nutrition.
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