Support the Dr Robert Neville McCarthy Scholarship

By donating to the Robert Neville McCarthy Scholarship we will honour the life and outstanding achievements of the late Dr Neville McCarthy AO, and acknowledge his family’s ongoing dedication to veterinary research and education.

Gavan McCarthy, Chez Viall and Neil McCarthy
Scholarship recipient Dr Chez Viall (centre) with Dr Neville McCarthy's sons, Gavan (left) and Neil McCarthy (right).

Neville and Margaret McCarthy established the Robert Neville McCarthy Scholarship in memory of their son, Robert, a talented veterinary scientist who sadly died from cancer in 1993.

The fund has gone on to support over 30 veterinary students through the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. Read about the impact of the scholarship here and here.

With the family’s broader involvement in science, national, from agricultural, conservation, natural resource management, public health and medicine and science knowledge (archives), this fund is a reflection of their broader commitment to science and knowledge and has led the Scholarship funding a broader range of students.

With the family’s broader involvement in science from agriculture, conservation, parks, natural resource management, public health and medicine and science knowledge (archives), this fund is a reflection of their broader commitment to science and knowledge and has led the Scholarship funding a broader range of students.

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The University of Melbourne uses a number of overseas partners so that alumni and friends can donate for tax deductible purposes.

About Dr Neville McCarthy

Dr Neville John McCarthy, MBBS, MA, M Admin, Honorary LLD (Monash), FRACGP, FRACMA, FAIM, FAICD, FTSE, AO, died Saturday 13 November 2021. Dr McCarthy, who turned 92 in 2021, was a proud medical practitioner, a leading medical administrator, and one of the founders of Australia’s biotech industry. He had an illustrious career as Managing Director of the Commonwealth Services Laboratory (CSL) for 17 years. In 1984, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service of a high degree, particularly as director of the CSL, and for service to the community.