Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Veterinarian 118.775 

Andrew Biggs BVSc MRCVS

  • Qualified from Liverpool Veterinary School UK in 1981 and is a partner in a 20 vet mixed practice in Devon, UK.

  • Runs a commercial laboratory which processes milk and bedding samples and is involved in trial work and pharmaceutical company funded practice mastitis support schemes.

  • Has experience of teaching, examining and mastitis consultancy ranging from under- to postgraduate veterinarians and farmer to pharmaceutical company.


Andrew Biggs

Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging 118.779

Chris Riley BSc, BVSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCertInnovMgt, Diplomate ACVS, Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery

  • Has experience in tertiary and CPD teaching for practitioners, private and referral practice.

  • Has participated in, trained, and led veterinary humanitarian teams in to Bolivia, Haiti and Peru. He has developed parallel interests in animal and human welfare.

  • His recent research has focused on the development of biomedical tests for animal diseases using the emerging technologies of infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics.

  • Currently he is Professor of Equine Clinical Studies with IVABS, Massey University.

 
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Avian Medicine 118.758

Brett Gartrell BVSc PhD MANZCVS (Avian Health)

  • Is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health and has more than 15 years of clinical experience in the care of captive and wild birds and reptiles.

  • Runs the avian and wildlife clinic at Wildbase, Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He teaches at under- and post-graduate levels.

  • Provides diagnostic services and husbandry advice to the New Zealand Department of Conservation.


Brett Gartrell

Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 118.761

Sarah Haldane BVSc BAnSc MANZCVS DACVECC

  • Has worked in emergency and critical care referral practice since 1998, both in private practice and university hospitals.

  • Is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She has been President of the Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care chapter of the ANZCVSc as well as an examiner for membership examinations for the college.

  • Is a regular national and international speaker on emergency and critical care topics her clinical interests include pain recognition and management, transfusion medicine, clinical pharmacology, toxicology and veterinary education.


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Canine and Feline Oncology 118.753

Peter Bennett BVSc DipACVIM (small animal internal medicine) DipACVIM (oncology) FACVSc (canine medicine)

  • Holds specialist qualifications in small animal medicine in both Australia and the USA as well as additional specialist qualifications in Oncology.

  • Currently Clinical Specialist in oncology and small animal medicine at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney University.Is an experienced distance educator and examiner with a wealth of clinical experience from which he can draw.

  • Is an experienced distance educator and examiner with a wealth of clinical experience from which he can draw.


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Calf Medicine, Health and Management 118.772

Anthony Andrews BVetMed MRCVS PhD DipECBHM DipECSRHM FBIAC FRSM

  • Graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London and worked in mixed practice before undertaking a PhD in bovine tooth development in health and disease. 

  • Has career experience as a Senior Veterinary Officer with the Meat and Livestock Commission, a Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Medicine at the RVC, and is now an independent veterinary consultant to a wide range of stake holders and acts as an Expert Witness in civil and criminal legal cases.

  • Has produced over 130 papers on veterinary management, nutrition, welfare, health and medicine and written or edited over ten books.


Canine and Feline Gastroenterology 118.751

Bill Rogers DVM, DipACVIM

  • Currently runs an internal medicine consulting practice and has practiced small animal internal medicine referral in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA since 1982.

  • Has over 30 publications and invited presentations.

  • Has held senior clinical teaching positions at University of California, Davis, California and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.


Bill Rogers

Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 118.764

Jonathan Bray MVSc MANZCVS CertSAS MRCVS DiplECVS RCVS/Euro Specialist

  • Has experience in private referral practice (UK), tertiary teaching and provision of CPD for practitioners.

  • Enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery, but particularly airway, urinary, wound management.

  • Jonathan’s research interests lie in soft tissue sarcoma, injection-site sarcoma, endoprosthetics for osteosarcoma, wound management and airway surgery.

Jonathan Bray

Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians 118.757

Gil Jacobs DVM DipACVIM(cardiology)

  • Graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Since then he has had extensive academic and practical experience in veterinary science.

  • Has Board Certification in Cardiology and was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Georgia from 1984 to 2000.

  • Started his own specialty practice in 2000, primarily cardiology and selected areas of internal medicine, in Athens, Georgia.

Gil Jacobs

Clinical Pathology in Small Animal Practice 118.755

Mary Anna Thrall BA DVM MS DipACVP

  • Spent 32 years teaching clinical pathology at Colorado State University.

  • Is now based at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. Mary Anna received the 2012 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award, presented by Zoetis.

  • Is lead author for the textbook “Veterinary Haematology and Clinical Chemistry”.

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Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal veterinarians 118.754

Donald E. Thrall, DVM, PhD

  • An experienced teacher, his academic career has included faculty positions at several American universities. He is currently Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University and is involved with teleradiology quality control at IDEXX Telemedicine.

  • Has board certification in both diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology from the American College of Veterinary Radiology, and has served as President of the College in both capacities.

  • Currently his primary imaging interests are CT and MRI.

Don Thrall

Canine and Feline Endocrinology 118.752

Liz Norman BVSc MVM MANZCVS (canine medicine)

  • Liz’s interest in endocrinology began in private practice and she went on to study endocrinology at Glasgow University and has published research papers, book chapters and continuing education articles.

  • An experienced distance educator with expertise in computer delivery of learning systems, she has won University and national tertiary teaching awards and is a member of the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/academy).

  • Liz is Director of the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme, and until recently Assistant Chief Examiner (Examinations) for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She continues to research in veterinary science and education.


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Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians 118.762

Amanda Burrows BVMS MANZCVS FANZCVS (dermatology)

  • Is an experienced teacher and lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • Has completed residency training in two disciplines; pathology and internal medicine and dermatology, and became a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology in 1998.

  • Currently works as the Director of the Animal Dermatology Clinic –Perth and as an Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine (Dermatology) at Murdoch University.

  • Mandy is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Mandy is the Australian and New Zealand representative and Secretary of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology and the President of the World Congress in Veterinary Dermatology, 2020 to be held in Sydney. She is also a current co-editor of the international Veterinary Dermatology journal.


Mandy Burrows

Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians 118.771

Ian J. Lean BVSc (Syd), DVSc, PhD (Calif), MANZCVS

  • A Sydney graduate Ian has worked in practice and academia at Universities of California and Sydney. Ian completed his PhD with majors in Nutrition and Epidemiology.

  • Past president of the Australian Association of Cattle Veterinarians and the Cattle Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and is a registered specialist in Medicine and Management of Cattle.

  • Currently managing director of SBScibus providing integrated advisory services to dairy, beef and sheep properties. With 250 published articles in 2009 he was awarded the Gilruth Prize (Australian Veterinary profession’s highest honour) and in 2010 the Australian Dairy Science Award.


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Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 118.777

Erica Gee BVSc PhD Dip. ACT

  • Erica completed her veterinary degree and PhD at Massey University and is now Senior Lecturer in Equine Science.

  • Completed a 2 year residency at Colorado State University in the Equine Reproduction Laboratory.

  • A Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology, Erica is a registered specialist in Equine Reproduction in New Zealand.


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Jimena Yapura DVM MSc PhD

  • Jimena is a lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. She completed her veterinary medicine degree in Argentina and obtained her MSc and PhD in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • During her graduate program she focused on the development of oestrogen-free approaches for the control of oestrous cycle in cattle.

  • Apart from bovine reproduction, Jimena’s interests include comparative reproductive biology and multiple ovulation and embryo transfer programs in different species.


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Canine and Feline Neurology 118.756

Chris Thomson BVSc(Hons) PhD DACVIM(Neurol) DipECVN

  • Graduated from Melbourne in 1983 and entered small animal practice. Completed a residency in clinical neurology and neurosurgery at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and undertook a PhD in myelin biology at Glasgow University.

  • Since then she has worked in academia (Melbourne, Glasgow, and Massey Universities) teaching general anatomy, neuroanatomy, and clinical neurology. She was the Academic Director for Continuing Professional Development for the New Zealand Veterinary Association (2012-2015). Her current position is as an Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine, teaching neurobiology/neurology at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; she is also an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University Veterinary School.

  • Research interests included myelin biology, neurobiology and neural cell culture and she was previously Academic Director for Continuing Professional Development for the New Zealand Veterinary Association.


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Chris Mariani DVM PhD DACVIM(Neurology)

  • Graduated from   the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in 1996.  Following a small animal internship and a year in general practice completed a residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery and undertook a PhD focused on immunotherapy for malignant gliomas.

  • Now an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University dividing his time between referral cases, research and teaching.

  • Research interests include brain tumor diagnosis and therapy, inflammatory CNS disease, epilepsy and peripheral neuropathy.


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Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 118.759

Mark Billson BVSc PhD DVOphthal DipVetClinStud MANZCVS MRCVS

  • Graduated from Sydney, gained a Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies and a passion for Ophthalmology leading to a PhD, residency position and academic position at Glasgow.
  • Returned to Sydney in 2002 where he gained specialist recognition and now works in private referral practice delivering an ophthalmology service and training a resident.
  • Enjoys family life and a round of golf when he can fit it in!


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Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 118.763

Wendy Baltzer DVM PhD  Diplomate ACVS Diplomate ACVSMR

  • Graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, followed by an internship at Cornell and four years in emergency practice before deciding to specialise in small animal surgery. Following specialisation Wendy was on staff at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Has an interest in sporting and working dog medicine as well as rehabilitation of small animals. Holds Certification for Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation- canine specialty.
  • Currently Associate Professor of small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Wendy’s role includes surgical teaching, clinical work and development of the sports medicine and rehabilitation service.
  • Research interests include: oxidant stress and injury in sporting dogs, bone healing using omental grafting, tendon and ligament injury and healing in dogs, osteoarthritis, and elbow collateral ligament dysfunction in elbow dysplasia.


Wendy Baltzer

Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians 118.778

Michelle Logan MA VetMB CertAVP(ESST) FANZCVS(Equine Medicine) MRCVS

  • Obtained Membership in Medicine of Horses in 2008 and commenced a Residency at Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital under the Supervision of Professor Joe Mayhew.

  • Involved in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of surgical, medical and lameness referral cases during her Residency giving her experience in diagnostic and imaging techniques together with the various treatment options.
  • Obtained RCVS Certificate in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery in 2010 and gained ANZCVS Fellowship in Equine Medicine in 2014 and is now based in Southland, New Zealand where she works in first opinion practice, provides a referral consultancy service and is undertaking research into Equine Metabolic Syndrome funded by the NZERF.
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Joe Mayhew BVSc, PhD, DSc, Dip ACVIM [LAIM & Neurology], Dip ECVN, MANZCVS

  • I.G. Joe Mayhew was a founding graduate of Massey Vet School and went straight into practice with Jack Stewart in Wanganui for 3 years. After a year practicing in Australia he undertook graduate clinical training and research in large animal medicine and neurology in North America and taught at Vet Schools in the USA and UK.
  • Joe is Diplomat of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal Internal Medicine and Neurology) and the European College of Veterinary Neurology. During his distinguished career he has also held positions at University of California, Davis, Cornell University, University of Florida, Animal Health Trust, University of Cambridge, and University of Edinburgh.
  • Joe has an interest in equine medicine and comparative neurology and has spoken on these subjects in a variety of countries. Joe is the author of the textbook Large Animal Neurology. Joe returned to Massey in 2006 and recently retired. Joe continues to study interesting neurologic disorders in New Zealand and is editor of the Equine Veterinary Practitioner.

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Equine Gastroenterology 118.780

Michelle LoganMA VetMB CertAVP(ESST) FANZCVS(Equine Medicine) MRCVS

  • Obtained Membership in Medicine of Horses in 2008 and commenced a Residency at Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital under the Supervision of Professor Joe Mayhew.

  • Involved in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of surgical, medical and lameness referral cases during her Residency giving her experience in diagnostic and imaging techniques together with the various treatment options.
  • Obtained RCVS Certificate in Equine Soft Tissue Surgery in 2010 and gained ANZCVS Fellowship in Equine Medicine in 2014 and is now based in Southland, New Zealand where she works in first opinion practice, provides a referral consultancy service and is undertaking research into Equine Metabolic Syndrome funded by the NZERF.

Michelle Logan

Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians 118.776

Richard Laven BVetMed PhD Lond MRCVS

  • Graduated from RVC London, spent a year as farm animal intern before going into mixed mainly large animal practice in rural UK. He returned to London as Resident in Farm Animal Medicine and Pathology, and completed a PhD.
  • Joined ADAS Bridgets where he undertook research into all aspects of dairy cattle lameness, particularly the treatment and control of digital dermatitis, and the aetiology and pathogenesis of claw horn disease.
  • Spent time in Scotland as a disease surveillance centre manager and veterinary consultant for the Scottish Agricultural College before moving to New Zealand to join Massey University, where he is now Associate Professor in production animal medicine.
  • Richard’s research interests include all aspects of cattle health and welfare. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 32 of these are on lameness.


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Kristina Müller Dr.med.vet., Dip.ECBHM, Veterinary Specialist in Cattle Management and Diseases

  • Graduated from Munich in Germany and spent 3 years completing her Doctorate in Bologna/Italy and Munich, before taking on a full-time position as clinical veterinarian at the Clinic for Ruminants at the Centre for Clinical Veterinary Medicine in Munich.
  • During the next four years she specialised in individual cattle lameness and orthopaedics, and completed a residency with the European College of Bovine Health Management (ECBHM).

  • She is currently employed as a clinical veterinarian at the Farm Services team of the IVABS at Massey University. Her special interests include all things related to cattle lameness, welfare, and surgery.


Kristina Mueller

Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 118.785
Applied Epidemiology 118.786

Naomi Cogger BSc(Hons) PhD

  • Is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology Risk Analysis at Massey University’s EpiCentre which is an OIE Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology.. Naomi is a passionate teacher with experience teaching both face-to-face and online.

  • Is a director at the Working Dog Centre and collaborates with clinicians at Massey University, the Hong Kong Jockey Club , Vetlife and Palmerston North Hospital.

  • Has also conducted work on projects funded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industires, Zespri and and UK Food Standards Agency.

Naomi Cogger

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