Dr Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson graduated from University of Melbourne School of Veterinary Science and then went on to an internship and residency in Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College in Ontario, Canada. She completed her MSc in Comparative Orthopaedics also at OVC and then went on to her PhD at the University of Toronto in Osteoclast Cell Biology. She is a registered specialist veterinary surgeon via Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and honorary Diplomate status of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Gail is a Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK. She gained her CCRP from U Tennessee that makes her the equivalent of a canine rehabiliation therpaist. She is currently the Project Leader for the ComPass Animal Welfare Training project for ANZCCART.
When time permits, she is a keen walker, gardener, cyclist, dog nut and ukulele player.
BVSc hons - Melbourne
MSc with distinction - University of Guelph
PhD - University of Toronto
MANZCVSc (Small Animal Surgery)
Diplomate, American College Veterinary Scientists
Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
CCRP - Canine Certified Rehabiliation Practitioner
Awards & Achievements
First Australian Woman to gain Specialist status in Veterinary Surgery through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
First Aussie Vet to become a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy for curriculum development and student mentoring support service development
Fellowship Scholar of the NHMRC Canada
Inaugural Head of School SAVSc, Adelaide
Veterinary medical education
Teaching technical surgical skills
Teaching clinical decision-making skills
Animal Wefare and recognition of animal pain
Bone biomaterials interactions especially enhancement of osseous integration
Bone cell mechanics and mechanotransduction
Clinical outcomes in veterinary surgery
Pain assessment and management in animals
Biomaterials and bone - NHMRC, ARC
Previously CIHR, MRC of Canada, Arthritis Society fo Canada
The ComPass project is funded by ANZCCART
Orthopaedic Research Society
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
American College Veterinary Surgeons
Australasian College Veterinary Scientists
Australian Veterinary Association
Small animal surgery including surgical oncology and general surgery
Veterinary medical education
Animal welfare and care
Arthritis management and rehabilitation (K9) and human!
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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 1 Jun 2021