Alumni Profiles

Read unique and inspiring stories about your fellow alumni.

Herd mentality
A breakthrough that lead to better health programs for cattle launched Norm Williamson’s multi-faceted career.

Creativity in agriculture
Jemma McDougall applies creative thinking learned through The Melbourne Model to her role as an Agribusiness Analyst.

Internship to employment: bringing fresh eyes to the workplace
Mei Kuang’s impressive performance as an intern during her Masters secured her a job with Mondelez Australia.

Challenges and rewards of an international vet placement
New graduate Gemma Cartwright put her veterinary skills to use in the Cook Islands during her degree.

Vale Dr Neil Buchanan (1954-2015)
Dr Margaret Buchanan (nee Mossop) wrote this memorial of her university companion and husband.

Long distance swimming - one veterinarian’s obsession
Dr Oliver Wilkinson (BVSc 1997)

Hunt for the new Bondi Vet
Dr Chris Brown has called it a day. The search is on for the next ‘Bondi Vet’.

Indonesian experiences
Dr Jennie Showers (BVSc 1976) writes about her experiences volunteering as a Wildlife Rescue Vet in North Sumatra.

Dr Alan Sherlock receives VBB life membership
Dr Alan Sherlock (BVSc 1969) was awarded life membership to Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) in June 2016, for his long and dedicated service to the organisation.

Two FVAS alumni recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Alumni from the Faculty's Melbourne Veterinary School and School of Agriculture and Food received Queen’s Birthday Honours.

A voice of reason guides the way
Masters student Jemma McDougall believes she hit the jackpot when alum Nick Sher came into her life to offer guidance.

Siding with the animals
Dr Liz Walker has found a position she loves, as Chief Executive Officer of RSPCA Victoria.

Gift lightens a student’s burden
A family’s commitment to helping others has enabled a young student to focus on her studies.

Call of the wild
As the Director of Animal Care and Health at California’s Santa Barbara Zoo, Dr Julie Barnes is concentrating on conserving endangered North American species.

Students get a taste for brewing
Two FVAS breadth subjects cover a fair bit of beer-making and drinking territory, with help from alumni Paul and Natasha Holgate.

A harvest of dreams
A scholarship set up by Mildura alumni is helping rural students overcome the tyranny of distance

Creature comforts
Dr Stephen Cutter and Dr Ella Richardson run The Ark animal hospital in Darwin, treating over 1000 wildlife cases a year.

Drawing inspiration from our family’s fields of gold
The Cain siblings drew inspiration from the wine industry in their journey from paddock to plate.

Taking the bite out of rabies
Dr Charmaine Tham is leading the fight against rabies through her work with Vets Beyond Borders.

Dogs, dust and long days in the stone country
The privilege of caring for dogs among the ochre dust of West Arnhem Land.