Celia has over 25 years experience in pathology, mostly in Australia and New Zealand. She has been working for Gribbles in Melbourne since 2002.
A registered specialist pathologist in anatomical and clinical pathology, Celia has interests in all domestic mammalian species, especially production animals and companion animals. Celia completed a PhD in aquaculture studying the immunology and pathology of abalone and welcomes cases of shellfish and finfish to supplement the cattle, dogs, cats, horses and sheep that make up the bulk of her work.
Liz started at Murdoch University veterinary school as a mature age student after working in the horse industry and completing a Bachelor of Science at Flinders University.
She spent her holiday time during the university years breaking in bulls on a Charolais and Simmental stud, doing miscellaneous other farm duties and preparing yearlings for sale on thoroughbred studs. She completed her veterinary degree with merit honours.
Christine completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2002 at the University of Queensland, graduating first in her class with honours and receiving the University Medal.
Prior to this, Christine completed a Bachelor of Biological Sciences at James Cook University, majoring in zoology and marine biology. She worked in mixed and small animal practice in Victoria before joining Gribbles in 2004 as a trainee veterinary pathologist.
Daren qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1987 at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. He has had a long career as a small animal clinical practitioner, and during this time spent 3 years working within the Murdoch university veterinary hospital environment. He has completed locum employment throughout the UK -including a 6-month position as a technical advisor for a major pharmaceutical company.
Daren joined Gribbles in February 2009. Daren’s main interest is small animal histopathology, especially the areas of bone pathology and dermatopathology.
Dr Mark Williamson has been a senior veterinary pathologist at Gribbles Veterinary Pathology since 2004.
Mark grew up in Mount Waverley and graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1986 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with 1st class Honours. In addition to working in private veterinary practice, Mark went on to complete a Masters of Veterinary Studies, Membership of the ANZCVS and a PhD. His PhD on Hendra virus disease in horses, fruit bats and other animals was ground breaking research on a newly recognized and deadly zoonosis. His PhD was awarded the National Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Award.
On a farm near Maldon in central Victoria, a 3 year old female miniature goat, one of a herd of 50, had developed long standing grey crusty lumps (Figure 1) on the skin of the ear, muzzle and tail.
Equine mating season is upon us again. Gribbles Veterinary offers a range of options to assist with pre-mating, pregnancy and post foaling.
On a farm near Heathcote in central Victoria, in a mob of 400 Merino wether hoggets grazing lush pasture, four were found dead and three others showed nervous signs.
Small Animal Faecal Pathogens PCR test put to use in a multi cat household