80 years of science: creating healthier and happier animals

Charles Darwin said ‘The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

How far would you go to care for your fur baby?

It’s a brave new world for pet care and veterinary medicine, with pets being prescribed antidepressants and veterinary doctors 3D printing new jaw bones for dogs.

Join us this month as four of Australia’s veterinary experts discuss how the veterinary sciences have changed in the past eighty years, and what the future could look like.

When Monday, 7 November
Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6:00pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat.

Meet the presenters:


Dr Erika Meler is Senior Lecturer and Veterinary Specialist in Internal Medicine at UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital. Erika focuses on minimally-invasive techniques and is particularly interested in applying laser technologies used in human medicine to the care of dogs and cats.



Dr Deanne Whitworth is a vet, researcher and lecturer who is particularly interested in the field of Stem Cells. She uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to address several key areas of  research including regenerative medicine, reproduction, species conservation and mammalian evolution.


bob-doneley-eva-smallAssociate Professor Bob Doneley graduated from UQ in 1982, and has since worked in veterinary practices across Queensland and the UK, and run his own practice for 22 years. He is now an Associate Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at UQ, a specialist bird practice. He lectures Vet Science students on bird and exotic animal medicine and is involved in wildlife rehabilitation for many injured animals that find their way to the clinic.

jayne-mcghie-onlineDr Jayne McGhie
is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery in UQ’s School of Veterinary Science, working in the referral surgical service at UQ Veterinary Medical Centre in Gatton.  Jayne worked in mixed practice in Qld and NSW and as a clinical instructor at University of California in Davis before undertaking her surgical residency at Murdoch University in Perth.  She is a boarded small animal surgeon.  Jayne has an interest in new technologies, such as 3D printing, minimally invasive surgery and canine genomics.


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