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Friday, 09 February, 2018

Head of University of Queensland Veterinary School Named to AAVMC Board of Directors

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Washington, D.C., February 9, 2018
– The Association of American Veterinary Medical Schools (AAVMC) has named noted epidemiologist Dr. Nigel Perkins, head of the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science in Australia, to serve on the association’s board of directors. Perkins has been appointed to serve as the At-Large director, Region III (Australia, New Zealand, Asia).

Perkins formerly served as group leader of the EpiCentre, an internationally acclaimed epidemiology research and consultancy center based within the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Science at Massey University. He joined AusVet, a private epidemiology consultancy company in 2004 and became a director of AusVet in 2007. He joined the University of Queensland in February 2016 as professor of One Health and academic superintendent within the School of Veterinary Science. In October 2017 he was appointed as the head of the School of Veterinary Science.

Perkins has held leadership roles in numerous organizations, including research program manager for the Horse R&D Program within the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), surveillance program coordinator for the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (AB-CRC), and chief examiner of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. He is the current chair of the Thoroughbred Advisory Panel for Agrifutures Australia.

Perkins earned his veterinary degree from the University of Queensland, an MS degree from The Ohio State University and a PhD in veterinary epidemiology from Massey University, New Zealand. He has practiced as a veterinarian in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and has worked as a veterinary academic clinician at university veterinary schools in Australia, the USA and New Zealand.

The AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Australia and Mexico.

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