Dr Lydia Tong

Veterinary Pathology Resident

B10 - Evelyn Williams Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Lydia graduated from veterinary school at the University of Cambridge in 2009 and joined VPDS as the Resident in Veterinary Pathology in September 2011. She applied for her residency from aboard a warship, the USS Cleveland, where she was spending six months treating the animals of the South Pacific with the United States Navy. Prior to this she worked in small animal practice in London and spent two months vasectomising vervet monkeys in South Africa. Her interests include forensic pathology and wildlife population health and her current research projects involve characterising fractures of abused dogs and familial arrthymogenic cardiomyopathy in chimpanzees.

In the media

ABC Radio National Skeletons reveal the past for creatures which can’t speak for themselves. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/skeletons-reveal-the-past-for-creatures-which-cane28099t-spe/5522458

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tong, L., Flach, E., Sheppard, M., Pocknell, A., Banerjee, A., Boswood, A., Bouts, T., Routh, A., Feltrer, Y. (2014). Fatal Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in 2 Related Subadult Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes). Veterinary Pathology, 51(4), 858-867.
  • Tong, L., Flach, E., Sheppard, M., Pocknell, A., Banerjee, A., Boswood, A., Bouts, T., Routh, A., Feltrer, Y. (2014). Fatal Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in 2 Related Subadult Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Veterinary Pathology, Article in Press, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Tong, L. (2013). Fracture characteristics to distinguish between accidental injury and non-accidental injury in dogs. The Veterinary Journal. [More Information]
  • Ravens, P., Vogelnest, L., Tong, L., Demos, L., Bennett, M. (2013). Papillomarvirus-associated multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ in a cat: an unusally extensive and progressive case with subsequent metastasis. Veterinary Dermatology, 24, 642-645. [More Information]

2014

  • Tong, L., Flach, E., Sheppard, M., Pocknell, A., Banerjee, A., Boswood, A., Bouts, T., Routh, A., Feltrer, Y. (2014). Fatal Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in 2 Related Subadult Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes). Veterinary Pathology, 51(4), 858-867.
  • Tong, L., Flach, E., Sheppard, M., Pocknell, A., Banerjee, A., Boswood, A., Bouts, T., Routh, A., Feltrer, Y. (2014). Fatal Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in 2 Related Subadult Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Veterinary Pathology, Article in Press, 1-10. [More Information]

2013

  • Tong, L. (2013). Fracture characteristics to distinguish between accidental injury and non-accidental injury in dogs. The Veterinary Journal. [More Information]
  • Ravens, P., Vogelnest, L., Tong, L., Demos, L., Bennett, M. (2013). Papillomarvirus-associated multicentric squamous cell carcinoma in situ in a cat: an unusally extensive and progressive case with subsequent metastasis. Veterinary Dermatology, 24, 642-645. [More Information]

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