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

702 ABC Sydney’s Breakfastand 774 ABC Melbourne’s Drive interviewed Dr Lydia Tong from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about how pets may be able to alert authorities about domestic violence.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 2GB Sydney andABC TV News (Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin) interviewed Dr Lydia Tong from the Faculty of Veterinary Science about vets treating pets with signs of abuse.

Study to look at link between pet abuse and domestic violence. Dr Lydia Tong, a veterinary scientist from the University of Sydney has produced a means for vets to spot the deliberate abuse of dogs and will now at connections between abuse of pets and domestic violence. For more information, please visit: http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=13915to read the full story

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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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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