Distinguished academic leads UQ School of Veterinary Science clinical facilities
A multi-award winning teacher, researcher and scientist has joined the UQ School of Veterinary Science to lead the clinical facilities in the role of Academic Superintendent for UQ VETS Teaching Hospital.
Professor Perkins completed his veterinary science degree at UQ in 1984, earning first-class honours and a University Medal.
After some years in mixed practice in Victoria, he completed his residency and Master of Science in animal reproduction at Ohio State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 1990. Theriogenology is the branch of veterinary medicine concerned with reproduction.
Professor Perkins was awarded his Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Equine Reproduction in 1998.
While teaching and practicing theriogenology at Massey University, New Zealand, Professor Perkins developed expertise in epidemiology, the study of the patterns, causes and effects of health and diseases. He undertook doctoral studies on the epidemiology of health and performance in New Zealand racehorses, with his PhD being awarded in 2005 at Massey University.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland
Program: Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: UQ has a general application deadline of November 30 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.