Qualification: BSc (Biology), BSc (Vet. Bio.), BVMS (Hons), MSc, Diplomate ACVP
Areas Of Interest: Wildlife pathology, hepatic and gastrointestinal pathology, neoplasia.
Speciality: Veterinary Pathologist
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. Liz worked for two years in mixed animal practice in rural NSW before heading to the United Kingdom for a mix of locum and permanent vet practice jobs over the next six years.
She undertook several international projects including assisting with TB research in Uganda at the domestic-wildlife interface, neutering clinics in the Peruvian Amazon, and vaccination clinics in the informal settlements of Nairobi.
She completed her Masters in Control of Infectious Disease in Animals at the Royal Veterinary College with distinction and won the project prize for her work on Echinococcus granulosus in domestic dogs and lions in Uganda.
Liz did a joint wildlife/anatomic pathology residency at Cornell University (USA), with a year at the Bronx Zoo, New York City with the Wildlife Conservation Society and completed her American College of Veterinary Pathologists board exams in 2010.
Then followed a year in Kenya for more projects. By far her favourite place to visit in Nairobi was the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where the orphaned baby elephants were being raised within Nairobi National Park. Liz came to Gribbles in Melbourne in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of wildlife pathology and loves the challenges of small animal neoplasia and hepatic and gastrointestinal pathology. When she's not at work, she is often on the tennis court or gardening. She also loves kelpies.