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Dr Stuart Gordon PGDipED (Counselling and Guidance), PGDipEd (Adult Education), M.Phil, MRCVS, B.V.Sc., B.Sc. Hons, B.Sc.

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Professional Skills and Equine Medicine

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Although born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, the most populated portion of land per square metre on Earth, I quickly translocated to the open savanna planes of Zimbabwe, Africa, where I lived an idyllic life as an equine medicine clinician and lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe coupled with some private practice work. I was also the course veterinary officer at the Thoroughbred racecourse in Harare as well as veterinary advisor for a large veterinary drug company. My country, however, slowly turned into a social tragedy and economic disaster and I decided to move to New Zealand to take up the position as a senior equine medicine lecturer and clinician at Massey University. I am now also responsible for co-ordinating the teaching of veterinary professional skills to undergraduate veterinary students. My partner, Megan, is a lawyer, French teacher, dispute resolution mediator, business ethics lecturer, master chef and organic farmer, My daughter Janis is an academic, athlete and Home and Away junkie while my son, Lenny is a musician, artist and cricket fanatic. We also have a huntaway dog called Chilli. I love them all passionately.


Roles and Responsibilities

Co-ordinator of Veterinary Professional Studies

Paper Co-ordinator 227.501

Paper Co-ordinator 286.221

Paper Co-ordinator 227.114

Paper Co-ordinator 118.702

College of Science Teaching and Learning Committee member

IVABS Teaching and Learning Committee member

Veterinary Spine Implementation Committee member

Member of the Veterinary Leadership Programme

Massey Harassment Contact Person

Member of the Equine Veterinary Practitioner editorial board

I am an equine medicine clinician and academic who is also obsessed with the scholarship of veterinary teaching (including enquiry-based learning), veterinary student wellbeing and veterinary professional studies.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 00 64 6 356 9099 x 85121
    Location: 1.43, IVABS
    Campus: Palmerston North

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance) (2015)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult Education) - Massey University (2012)
  • Master of Philosophy - University of Zimbabwe (2010)
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (2002)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science - University of Zimbabwe (1997)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours - University of Kwazulu Natal (1985)
  • Bachelor of Science - University of Kwazulu Natal (1984)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Veterinary Professional Studies

Veterinary Teaching and Learning

Veterinary Enquiry-based Learning

Equine Medicine

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Education (130000): Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212):
Veterinary Medicine (070706): Veterinary Sciences (070700)

Keywords

Personal and Professional Veterinary Skills

Veterinary Teaching and Learning

Veterinary Wellbeing

 

Research Projects

Current Projects

Project Title: McGeorge Research Fund - Determining essential veterinary professional skills using critical incident reporting

This project aims to solicit the opinion of veterinary students and veterinarians, using the critical incident reporting technique, to determine what professional skills are deemed to be essential to ensure veterinary career success. This study forms part of a larger study on veterinary professional skills. An attempt is being made to determine what professional skills are deemed to be essential by veterinary students and veterinarians to ensure veterinary career success. As co-ordinator of veterinary professional skills in the BVSc and BVT programmes, this study will contribute towards Stuart Gordon's research portfolio on veterinary professional skills and will help to determine what professional veterinary skills are deemed essential and, therefore, need to be included in an undergraduate veterinary curriculum.
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Date Range: 2016 - 2017

Funding Body: McGeorge Research Fund

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Gordon, SJG., Bolwell, C., Rogers, CW., Musuka, G., Kelly, P., Guthrie, A., . . . Hamblin, C. (2017). The sero-prevalence and sero-incidence of African horse sickness and equine encephalosis in selected horse and donkey populations in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research. 84(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S., Rogers, C.
Gronqvist, G., Rogers, C., Gee, E., Bolwell, C., & Gordon, S. (2016). The challenges of using horses for practical teaching purposes in veterinary programmes. Animals. 6(11)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG., Bolwell, C., Rogers, C., Musuka, G., Kelly, P., Labuschagne, K., . . . Hamblin, C. (2015). The occurrence of <i>Culicoides</i> species, the vectors of arboviruses, at selected trap sites in Zimbabwe.. Onderstepoort J Vet Res. 82(1), e1-e8
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, S., Bolwell, C., Rogers, C., Guthrie, A., Magunda, F., & Hove, P. (2013). Descriptive epidemiology of African horse sickness in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research. 80(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG., Bolwell, C., Rogers, C., Musuka, G., Kelly, P., Labuschagne, K., . . . Hamblin, C. (2015). The occurrence of culicoides species, the vectors of arboviruses, at selected trap sites in Zimbabwe. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research. 82(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S., Rogers, C.
Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J., Bolwell, C., & Doloonjin, O. (2013). The Forelimb and Hoof Conformation in a Population of Mongolian Horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 33(2), 90-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J.
Bolwell, CF., Rogers, CW., Rosanowski, SM., Weston, JF., Gee, EK., & Gordon, SJG. (2015). Cross-Sectional Survey of the Management and Training Practices of Endurance Horses in New Zealand: A Pilot Study. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 35(10), 801-806
[Journal article]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gee, E., Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J.
Dicken, M., Gordon, SJG., & Mayhew, IG. (2012). The use of phenytoin in two horses following conversion from atrial fibrillation. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(3), 210-212
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Archer, RM., Gordon, SJG., Carslake, HB., & Collett, MG. (2012). Distal aortic aneurysm presumed to be secondary to an infected umbilical artery in a foal. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 60(1), 65-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Collett, M., Gordon, S.
Acke, E., Lawrence, K., & Gordon, S. (2011). Streptococcus zooepidemicus infections in pets and intensively housed dogs. Vetscript. 24(8), 41-42 Retrieved from http://www.sciquest.org.nz/elibrary/edition/5559
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S., Lawrence, K.
Cypher, EE., Kendall, AT., Panizzi, L., Stewart, AJ., Taylor, SL., Bodaan, CJ., . . . Whitfield, LK. (2015). Medical and surgical management of an intra-abdominal abscess of hepatic origin in a horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 247(1), 98-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Whitfield, L.
Whitfield, LK., Cypher, E., Gordon, SJG., Pauwels, F., Ling, J., Collett, MG., . . . Uzal, FA. (2015). Necrotic hepatitis associated with Clostridium novyi infection (black disease) in a horse in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(3), 177-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Collett, M., Gordon, S., Whitfield, L.
Acke, E., Midwinter, AC., Lawrence, K., Gordon, SJG., Moore, S., Rasiah, I., . . . Waller, A. (2015). Prevalence of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis and S. equi subsp. zooepidemicus in a sample of healthy dogs, cats and horses. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. 63(5), 265-271
[Journal article]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Gordon, SJG., & Rainier, M. (2015). Staying well and thriving as a vet student or new graduate. VetScript. 28(2), 34-35
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S., Rainier, M.
Gordon, SJG., & Butler, S. (2014). Simple approaches for determining the acid-base status of your equine patients. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 38(1), 8-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Steenkamp, G., & Gordon, SJG. (2013). Extracting equine teeth. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 37(1), 17-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S.

Thesis

Gordon, SJG. (2010). Epizootiological studies on selected arboviruses, transmitted by Culicoides biting midges, in different species of domestic animals in Zimbabwe. (Master's Thesis, Department of Clinical Veterinary Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Zimbabwe)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Gordon, S.

Conference

Gordon, SJG., Riley, C., James, S., & Guiver, D. (2017). Large Animal related illness and injury to New Zealand veterinary students: who is responsible for their satety?. , Austraiasian bayesian network modelling society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gordon, S., Riley, C.
Gordon, SJG., Bolwell, C., Gardner, D., Weston, J., & Parkinson, T. (2017). Using client complaints, lodged with the Veterinary Council against veterinarians to inform the teaching of essential professional skills in an undergraduate veterinary curriculum. Proceddings AVA annual conference. (pp. 405 - 408). : AVA Annual conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gardner, D., Gordon, S., Weston, J.
Gordon, SJG. (2017, June). Innovative attempts to teach veterinary business skills to sceptical undergraduate veterinary studens at Massey University. Presented at Veterinary Business Services Branch of the NZVA. Blenheim, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2017). Innovative attempts to teach veterinary business skills to sceptical undergrduate veterinary students at Massey University. 2017 conference Proceedings of the Veterinary Business Services Branch of the NZVA. (pp. 5 - 6). Wellington, New Zealand: Veterinary Business Services Branch of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2017). First-year veterinary Student perceptions on the importance of professional skills to veterinary career success. In Proceedings of the Veterinary Employability Forum 2017, Veterinary Employability Forum 2017
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2017). Using client complaints, lodged with the Veterinary Council against veterinarians, to inform the teaching of essential professional skills in an undergraduate veterinary curriculum. In Proceedings of the Veterinary Employability Forum 2017, Veterinary Employability Forum 2017
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2017, February). First-year veterinary Student perceptions on the importance of professional skills to veterinary career success. Presented at Veterinary Employability Forum 2017. Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2017, February). Using client complaints, lodged with the Veterinary Council against veterinarians, to inform the teaching of essential professional skills in an undergraduate veterinary curriculum. Presented at Veterinary Employability Forum 2017. Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, S., Gardner, D., Parkinson, T., Weston, J., Robertson, A., & Bolwell, C. (2017). First-year Veterinary Student perceptions on the importance of professional skills to veterinary career success. Veterinary Employability Conference. : VetSet2Go Veterinary Employability Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gardner, D., Gordon, S., Parkinson, T., Weston, J.
Gordon, SJG., Gardner, D., Parkinson, T., Weston, J., & Bolwell, C. (2017). Using client complaints, lodged with the Veterinary Council against veterinarians to inform the teaching of essential professional skills in an undergraduate veterinary curriculum. Veterinary Employability Forum. : VetSet2Go Veterinary Employability Forum
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gardner, D., Gordon, S., Parkinson, T., Weston, J.
Yeung, PHY., Dale, M., & Gordon, S. (2016). Facilitating the shared understanding on the link between human and animal violence: Reflection on the role of veterinary social work in New Zealand. , Social Work in Changing Times: Towards Better Outcomes
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dale, M., Gordon, S., Yeung, P.
Gordon, SJG. (2015). Students' perception of essential veterinary professional and personal skills required to function as a successful veterinarian (determined through the use of capability framework cards). Poster session presented at the meeting of PanPac Conference. Brisbane, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2013). The four core-skills of client communication. (pp. 138 - 138). : The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2013). Acid-base balance in the equine patient made simple. The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Conference Proceedings. (pp. 115 - 115). : The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association Conference 2013
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2013). Management of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac abnormalities. Conference Proceedings, Practice Management, Internal Medicine, Lameness and Contemporary Equine Issues. (pp. 54 - 54). : The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2013, June). The four core skills of client communication. Presented at The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association. Denarau Island, Fiji.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2013, June). Management of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac abnormalities. Presented at The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2013, June). Acid-base balance in the equine patient made simple. Presented at The New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association. Denara Island, Fiji.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Beanland, L., Rogers, C., Gee, E., Bolwell, C., & Gordon, S. (2012, June). The use of bits in the general horse population in New Zealand. Presented at Australasian Equine Science Symposium [AESS 2012]: Research for the 21st Century Horse Industry: From Genomics to the Winning Post. Gold Coast, QL, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gee, E., Gordon, S., Rogers, C.
Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J., Bolwell, C., & Doloonjin, O. (2012, June). A preliminary examination of the forelimb and hoof conformation in a population of Mongolian horses. Presented at Australasian Equine Science Symposium [AESS 2012]: Research for the 21st Century Horse Industry: From Genomics to the Winning Post. Gold Coast, QL, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J.
Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J., Bolwell, C., & Doloonjin, O. (2012). A preliminary examination of the forelimb and hoof conformation in a population of Mongolian horses. In Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium Vol. 4 (pp. 27 - 27). , Australasian Equine Science Symposium [AESS 2012]: Research for the 21st Century Horse Industry: From Genomics to the Winning Post Australia: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gordon, S., Rogers, C., Weston, J.
Beanland, L., Rogers, C., Gee, E., Bolwell, C., & Gordon, S. (2012). The use of bits in the general horse population in New Zealand. In Proceedings of the Australasian Equine Science Symposium Vol. 4 (pp. 44 - 44). , Australasian Equine Science Symposium [AESS 2012]: Research for the 21st Century Horse Industry: From Genomics to the Winning Post Australia: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gee, E., Gordon, S., Rogers, C.
Lawrence, K., Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, S., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N. (2012). Epidemiology of Streptococcus zooepidemicus infection in dogs in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics [ISVEE XIII]: Building Bridges Crossing Borders. Maastricht, Netherlands
[Conference Poster]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Lawrence, K., Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, S., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N. (2012). Epidemiology of Streptococcus zooepidemicus infection in dogs in New Zealand. In Book of Abstrcts of the 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics(pp. 239 - 239). , 13th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics [ISVEE XIII]: Building Bridges Crossing Borders The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, SJ., Lawrence, K., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N.(2011). Epidemiology of Streptococcus zooepidemicus infections. . Denver, Colorado, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Lawrence, K., Midwinter, A.
Acke, E., Midwinter, A., Gordon, SJ., Lawrence, K., Moore, S., Waller, A., . . . French, N. (2011, June). Epidemiology of streptococcus zooepidemicus infections. Presented at American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum. Denver, Colorado, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: French, N., Gordon, S., Midwinter, A.
Gordon, SJ. (2009, September). Medication vs. Doping/Performance enhancing. Presented at FEI Regional Dressage Forum. Feilding, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.

Other

Gordon, SJ. (2009, December). Atrial fibrillation in a horse. In Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJ. (2008, December). The risk factors associated with the occurrence of African horsesickness in horses within an area of Zimbabwe from 1998-2004.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJG. (2014, December). Veterinary communication skills undergraduate training. In Small animal hospital Patrons' Day.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Rogers, CW., Gee, E., Bolwell, C., & Gordon, S. (2012). Riders support more leeway over competition bit use.
[Other]Authored by: Bolwell, C., Gee, E., Gordon, S., Rogers, C.
Gordon, SJ. (2011, July). Surgical referral of colic in horses. In Owners and Trainers Patrons Day, Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJ. (2010, July). What is good horse dentistry?. In Massey Equine Patron's Day, Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, S. (2009, December). Atrial fibrillation in a horse. In Massey Equine Patrons' Day, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, SJ. (2008, December). Aging Equids and their ailments. In Massey Equine Patron's Day, Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.
Gordon, S. (2008, December). The risk factors associated with the occurrence of African horse sickness in horses within an area of Zimbabwe from 1998-2004. In Institute of Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Gordon, S.

Report

Gordon, S., Yeung, PHY., Weston, J., Verryt, J., & Dale, M.(2016). Being a Veterinary Student – What Helps to Sustain the Veterinary School Journey?.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Dale, M., Gordon, S., Weston, J., Yeung, P.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

227.114 Veterinary Professional Studies

227.115 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science I

227.213 Introductory Clinical Studies I, Diagnoses and Disease

227.214 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science II

227.217 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science III

227.315 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science IV

227.316 Small Animal & Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics I

227.317 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science V

227.414 Small Animal & Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics II

227.417 Small Animal & Equine Medicine, Surgery and Therapeutics III

227.418 Intergrative Studies in Veterinary Science VII

227.501 Veterinary Professional Studies

227.503 Veterinary Clinics

227.511 Veterinary Clinics and Public Health

286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete

118.702 Veterinary Medicine

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