Dr Anne Fawcett

BA(Hons) BScVet(Hons) BVSc(Hons) MVetStud GradCertEdStud(HigherEd) MANZCVS (Animal Welfare) Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)
Lecturer, Professional Practice

B10 - Evelyn Williams Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2454

Website Small Animal Talk

Biographical details

Dr Anne Fawcett BA (Hons) BScVet (Hons) BVSc(Hons) MVetStud GradCertEduStud (HigherEd)

Anne Fawcett is a lecturer in veterinary science as well as a companion animal practitioner in Sydney’s Inner West.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in philosophy with honours, she completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) at the University of Sydney. She completed a Masters in veterinary studies (small animal medicine and surgery) through Murdoch University. She has a strong interest in companion animal welfare and is currently studying animal welfare through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Research and teaching interests include the interaction of humans and animals in a veterinary clinical context, clinical veterinary practice and veterinary ethics. Anne is the author of numerous academic publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a founding member of the Human Animal Research Network at Sydney University.

Research interests

All aspects of companion animal practice, in particular general practice, veterinary ethics, companion animal husbandry, evidence-based medicine and interactions between humans and non-human animals.

Teaching and supervision

VETS 1031 Professional Practice 1

VETS 2008 Professional Practice 2 VETS 3013 Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology VETS 3242 Animal Disease VETS 5331 Preparation Veterinary practice VETS5355 (Honours elective) VETS5359 Small Animal Practice Extramural (Unit of Study Coordinator)

VETS4236 Preparation for Veterinary practice

VETS6101 The Veterinary Professional 1

VETS6201 The Veterinary Professional 2

Director, Bachelor of Veterinary Science mentoring program

Associations

Conference organising committee, animal welfare stream, Australian Veterinary Association Animal Welfare and Ethics special interest group.

NSW Executive Committee, Australian Veterinary Association

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) member and volunteer veterinarian.

In the media

Dr Anne Fawcett from the School of Veterinary Sciences was quoted in the Sun Herald and Sunday Canberra Times about treating older cats with hyperthyroidism at the Sydney Animal Hospital in Stanmore

Jun 2017
Dr Anne Fawcett wrote an article for Mosman Daily warning about the dangers of pet accessories. The story was syndicated throughout local papers. May 2017
Dr Anne Fawcett from the School of Veterinary Science wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph about cat obesity May 2017

Dr Anne Fawcett from the School of Veterinary Science wrote an article about feline obesity for Mosman Daily and was interviewed about her new book Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases by Psychology Today.

May 2017

Rouse Hill Times, Parramatta Advertiser, and Fairfield Advance published a piece on overweight cats by Dr Anne Fawcett, a Lecturer from the Department of Veterinary Science.

May 2017

Dr Anne Fawcett from the School of Veterinary Science wrote an article about companion animal obesity for Manly Daily.

May 2017

Macarthur Chronicle published an article by Dr Anne Fawcett from the School of Veterinary Science about Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, dementia-like symptons experienced by some companion animals as they age.

Apr 2017
Prime 7 News (Albury, Orange, North Coast, Wagga Wagga) reported University of Sydney researchers are investigating alarming numbers of the parvovirus in country NSW. Dr Anne Fawcett and Dr Mark Kelman from the School of Veterinary Science were interviewed. Feb 2017

Central Sydney, the Wentworth Courier and other local papers published an article by Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about patting dogs safely.

Jan 2017

A syndicated column on how to approach strange dogs was published in the Inner West Courier and other suburban papers in the greater Sydney region.

Jan 2017

Quoted in the Sydney Morning Heraldabout the toxicity of chocolate if consumed by dogs

2016

Published an article in the Herald Sun about the dangers of dogs consuming chocolate in the context of Valentine’s Day.

Feb 2016

702 ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science on recommendations for preventing heat exhaustion in small animals

2016

The Inner West Courier published a on the warning signs of pets increasing their water intake.

2016

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Mar 2015

Inner West Courier published an article about how to fit dog and cat collars so as to avoid injury.

2015

The Inner West Courier and Southern Courier published a piece about urinary tract problems in cats

2014

The Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Mail, Brisbane and Adelaide Now ran a story on University-led research about dangerous levels of preservatives in commercial fresh food for pets

2014

ABC Newcastle Mornings interviewed Dr Anne Fawcett from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about pet food.

2014

Selected grants

2016

  • Introduction to cultural competence and reflections on its relevance to animal, plant, environmental, life and natural sciences (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); Gongora J, Muscatello G, Mor S, Zaki S, Fawcett (Quain) A, Vost M, Toribio J, White P, Ampt P, Muir M, Quinnell R, Pye M; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2014

  • Developing Graduate Attributes through Integrated Professional Practice Audiovisual-Based Learning Objects (PABLO); Matthew S, Zaki S, Fawcett (Quain) A; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2013

  • Human Animal Research Network; Probyn-Rapsey F, Belov K, Black C, Degeling C, Fawcett (Quain) A, Irvine R, Johnston J, Lea T, Kindt J, Michael M, McGreevy P, McManus P, Raubenheimer D, Schlosberg D, Spurr B, Shine R, Wadiwel D; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2017). Brachycephalic dogs and honesty with clients. In Practice, 39, 45-47. [More Information]
  • Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Collins, T., Hazel, S., Johnson, J., Lloyd, J., Phillips, C., Stafford, K., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P. (2017). Students� opinions on welfare and ethics issues for companion animals in Australian and New Zealand veterinary schools. Australian Veterinary Journal, 95, 189-193. [More Information]
  • Freire, R., Phillips, C., Verrinder, J., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Fisher, A., Hazel, S., Hood, J., Johnson, J., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P., et al (2017). The Importance of Animal Welfare Science and Ethics to Veterinary Students in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(2), 208-216. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Halliday, C., Taylor, D., Danesi, P., Johnson, R. (2016). Acute fungal hepatitis caused by Fusarium oxysporum complex in a pet central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 46(1), 13-16.
  • Cornish, A., Caspar, G., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Fisher, A., Freire, R., Hazel, S., Hood, J., Johnson, A., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P., et al (2016). Career Preferences and Opinions on Animal Welfare and Ethics: A Survey of Veterinary Students in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 43(3), 310-320. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2016). Veterinarians need support to break the silence. Animal Sentience, 69, 1-3.
  • McDonagh, P., Sheehy, P., Fawcett (Quain), A., Norris, J. (2015). Antiviral effect of melfloquine on feline calicivirus in vitro. Veterinary Microbiology, 176(3-4), 370-377. [More Information]
  • Moffet, J., Matthew, S., Fawcett (Quain), A. (2015). Building career resilience. In Practice, 37(1), 38-41. [More Information]
  • McDonagh, P., Sheehy, P., Fawcett (Quain), A., Norris, J. (2015). In vitro inhibition of field isolates of feline calicivirus with short interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Veterinary Microbiology, 177, 78-86. [More Information]
  • Johnson, A., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Fisher, A., Freire, R., Hazel, S., Hood, J., Lloyd, J., Phillips, C., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P., et al (2015). The First Shared Online Curriculum Resources for Veterinary Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in Animal Welfare and Ethics in Australia and New Zealand. Animal, 5(2), 395-406. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Shea, G., Cutter, S. (2014). Blake Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis species group) envenomation in a Jack Russell terrier. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(2), 627-630.
  • Joffe, M., O'Shannessy, D., Dhand, N., Westman, M., Fawcett, A. (2014). Characteristics of persons convicted for offences relating to animal hoarding in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal, 92(10), 369-375. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Irwin, P. (2014). Diagnosis and treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. In Practice, 36(10), 482-493. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Malik, R., Howlett, R., McDonald, M., Culvenor, J., Pool, R., Allan, G. (2014). Polyostotic hyperostosis in a domestic shorthair cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16(5), 432-440. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Yao, Y., Miller, R. (2014). Probable dietary-induced thiamine deficiency in a cat fed pet meat containing sulfur dioxide preservative. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(1), 554-559.
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Irwin, P. (2014). Review of treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(1), 574-578.
  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2013). Anaesthetic death: Who pays? In Practice, 35(5), 286-287. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Norsworthy, G. (2013). Applying digital photography in general practice. In Practice, 35(6), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2013). Dealing with difficult clinical encounters. In Practice, 35(9), 531-534. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Woon, S. (2013). Pest or patient? In Practice, 35(10), 614-615. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Brailey, J. (2012). Are you positive? The fate of a shelter cat. In Practice, 34(10), 614-615. [More Information]
  • Worthing, K., Wigney, D., Dhand, N., Fawcett (Quain), A., McDonagh, P., Malik, R., Norris, J. (2012). Risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis in Australian cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 14(6), 405-412. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2011). Management of husbandry-related problems in guinea pigs. In Practice, 33(4), 163-171. [More Information]
  • Phillips, A., Fawcett (Quain), A., Allan, G., Wilkinson, M., Fraser, D., Malik, R. (2011). Vitamin D- dependent non-type 1, non-type 2 rickets in a 3 month - old Cornish Rex kitten. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13, 526-531.
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Phillips, A., Malik, R. (2010). Hypoglycaemia and Acute Hepatic Failure Associated with Accidental Xylitol Ingestion in a Dog. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 40(4), 142-147.
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Phillips, A., Sullivan, N., Allan, G. (2009). Segmental Uterine Aplasia with Ipsilateral Renal Agenesis in a Mixed Breed Cat. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 39(1), 31-33.
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Kelman, M. (2008). Amitraz Toxicity in a Dog following Ingestion of Amitraz-Impregnated Collar. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 38(4), 142-145.
  • McGreevy, P., Thomson, P., Pride, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Grassi, T., Jones, B. (2008). Overweight and Obese cats presented to Australian Veterinary Practices: Prevelance and Risk Factors. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 38(3), 98-107.
  • McGreevy, P., Thomson, P., Pride, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Grassi, T., Jones, B. (2005). Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved. The Veterinary Record, 156, 695-702. [More Information]

2017

  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2017). Brachycephalic dogs and honesty with clients. In Practice, 39, 45-47. [More Information]
  • Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Collins, T., Hazel, S., Johnson, J., Lloyd, J., Phillips, C., Stafford, K., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P. (2017). Students� opinions on welfare and ethics issues for companion animals in Australian and New Zealand veterinary schools. Australian Veterinary Journal, 95, 189-193. [More Information]
  • Freire, R., Phillips, C., Verrinder, J., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Fisher, A., Hazel, S., Hood, J., Johnson, J., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P., et al (2017). The Importance of Animal Welfare Science and Ethics to Veterinary Students in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(2), 208-216. [More Information]

2016

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Halliday, C., Taylor, D., Danesi, P., Johnson, R. (2016). Acute fungal hepatitis caused by Fusarium oxysporum complex in a pet central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 46(1), 13-16.
  • Cornish, A., Caspar, G., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Fisher, A., Freire, R., Hazel, S., Hood, J., Johnson, A., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P., et al (2016). Career Preferences and Opinions on Animal Welfare and Ethics: A Survey of Veterinary Students in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 43(3), 310-320. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2016). Veterinarians need support to break the silence. Animal Sentience, 69, 1-3.

2015

  • McDonagh, P., Sheehy, P., Fawcett (Quain), A., Norris, J. (2015). Antiviral effect of melfloquine on feline calicivirus in vitro. Veterinary Microbiology, 176(3-4), 370-377. [More Information]
  • Moffet, J., Matthew, S., Fawcett (Quain), A. (2015). Building career resilience. In Practice, 37(1), 38-41. [More Information]
  • McDonagh, P., Sheehy, P., Fawcett (Quain), A., Norris, J. (2015). In vitro inhibition of field isolates of feline calicivirus with short interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Veterinary Microbiology, 177, 78-86. [More Information]
  • Johnson, A., Collins, T., Degeling, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Fisher, A., Freire, R., Hazel, S., Hood, J., Lloyd, J., Phillips, C., Tzioumis, V., McGreevy, P., et al (2015). The First Shared Online Curriculum Resources for Veterinary Undergraduate Learning and Teaching in Animal Welfare and Ethics in Australia and New Zealand. Animal, 5(2), 395-406. [More Information]

2014

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Shea, G., Cutter, S. (2014). Blake Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis species group) envenomation in a Jack Russell terrier. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(2), 627-630.
  • Joffe, M., O'Shannessy, D., Dhand, N., Westman, M., Fawcett, A. (2014). Characteristics of persons convicted for offences relating to animal hoarding in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal, 92(10), 369-375. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Irwin, P. (2014). Diagnosis and treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. In Practice, 36(10), 482-493. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Malik, R., Howlett, R., McDonald, M., Culvenor, J., Pool, R., Allan, G. (2014). Polyostotic hyperostosis in a domestic shorthair cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 16(5), 432-440. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Yao, Y., Miller, R. (2014). Probable dietary-induced thiamine deficiency in a cat fed pet meat containing sulfur dioxide preservative. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(1), 554-559.
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Irwin, P. (2014). Review of treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 44(1), 574-578.

2013

  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2013). Anaesthetic death: Who pays? In Practice, 35(5), 286-287. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Norsworthy, G. (2013). Applying digital photography in general practice. In Practice, 35(6), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2013). Dealing with difficult clinical encounters. In Practice, 35(9), 531-534. [More Information]
  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Woon, S. (2013). Pest or patient? In Practice, 35(10), 614-615. [More Information]

2012

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Brailey, J. (2012). Are you positive? The fate of a shelter cat. In Practice, 34(10), 614-615. [More Information]
  • Worthing, K., Wigney, D., Dhand, N., Fawcett (Quain), A., McDonagh, P., Malik, R., Norris, J. (2012). Risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis in Australian cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 14(6), 405-412. [More Information]

2011

  • Fawcett (Quain), A. (2011). Management of husbandry-related problems in guinea pigs. In Practice, 33(4), 163-171. [More Information]
  • Phillips, A., Fawcett (Quain), A., Allan, G., Wilkinson, M., Fraser, D., Malik, R. (2011). Vitamin D- dependent non-type 1, non-type 2 rickets in a 3 month - old Cornish Rex kitten. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 13, 526-531.

2010

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Phillips, A., Malik, R. (2010). Hypoglycaemia and Acute Hepatic Failure Associated with Accidental Xylitol Ingestion in a Dog. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 40(4), 142-147.

2009

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Phillips, A., Sullivan, N., Allan, G. (2009). Segmental Uterine Aplasia with Ipsilateral Renal Agenesis in a Mixed Breed Cat. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 39(1), 31-33.

2008

  • Fawcett (Quain), A., Kelman, M. (2008). Amitraz Toxicity in a Dog following Ingestion of Amitraz-Impregnated Collar. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 38(4), 142-145.
  • McGreevy, P., Thomson, P., Pride, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Grassi, T., Jones, B. (2008). Overweight and Obese cats presented to Australian Veterinary Practices: Prevelance and Risk Factors. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 38(3), 98-107.

2005

  • McGreevy, P., Thomson, P., Pride, C., Fawcett (Quain), A., Grassi, T., Jones, B. (2005). Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved. The Veterinary Record, 156, 695-702. [More Information]

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