2014 PIVE Conference Speakers

Prof John August

Professor John August- Texas A&M University
John August is a native of Surrey, England. He received his pre‐veterinary education at
Eastbourne College in Sussex, England. In 1973, he graduated with honors from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Following an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine, he remained on the faculty at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor until 1982. While at Auburn, he was awarded the Master of Science degree in 1977, and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialty of Internal Medicine) in 1979. He joined the faculty of the Virginia‐Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine as Associate Professor and Coordinator of Medical Services in 1982, and was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Medicine in 1986.
From 1986 until 1997, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University, and served as Deputy Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. He received the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Administration in 1994. He has also served as Interim Head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. His professional interests include feline internal medicine, distance education, mentoring and faculty development, the effective use of educational technology in the classroom to promote learning, and lecturing internationally in Latin America to foster the regional development of feline medicine as a clinical specialty.

Dr August is the editor-in-chief of consultation in Feline Internal Medicine, volumes 1 through 6, published by Saudners Elsevier. Volume 6 was published in 2010. 

Prof Emeritus Paul Canfield Professor Emeritus Paul Canfield DVSc PhD GradCertEdStud, FANZCVSc FRCPath MRCVS
Paul is currently Professor Emeritus in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. From 1980 and until his retirement in 2010, he was Professor in Veterinary Pathology and Clinical Pathology and Director of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostic Services in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. Paul, through the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, received the 2001 Pfizer Teaching Award for outstanding contribution to teaching excellence and innovation, the 2010 Grace Mary Mitchell Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research Service and the 2012 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. Paul has been President of the Pathobiology Chapter in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and is currently a Life Fellow of the College. In 2008, Paul received the Tom Hungerford Award for Excellence in Continuing Education from the Centre for Veterinary Education. Paul is a registered veterinary pathobiologist in New South Wales. He has over 200 publications in the disciplines of veterinary clinical and anatomical pathology and has successfully supervised over 17 postgraduate students.
Contact details: Sydney School of Veterinary Science B14, University of Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia 2006. Mobile: 0422000395, e-mail: paul.canfield@sydney.edu.au
Prof Michelle Lincoln

Professor Michelle Lincoln- The University of Sydney

Professor Michelle Lincoln is the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. In her previous role of Associate Dean Learning and Teaching she led innovative curriculum development in undergraduate allied health courses in the faculty. Michelle’s professional background is in Speech Pathology. Michelle has programs of research in rural allied health workforce development and allied health clinical education. In conjunction with Ms Stacie Attrill PhD candidate she is currently exploring the experiences and competency development of international and culturally and linguistically diverse students in speech pathology.


Eva King Eva King, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
Eva graduated from the University of Queensland Vet School in 1991 and worked in mixed practice in North Queensland before moving to the United Kingdom. She worked as a locum in small animal practices throughout England for 2 ½ years before returning to Australia and purchasing a Veterinary Practice on the Sunshine Coast. In 2010 Eva joined the UQ School of Veterinary Science as a Co-Facilitator of the Clinical Communication Skills Workshops, where she observed that times had changed – there were a lot more students, and a large proportion of international students, for whom English was not a primary language. This sparked an interest in international student education and in 2013 Eva embarked on an PhD project exploring the educational experience of international students in veterinary clinical learning environments.
Dr Grahame Ivan Feletti Dr Grahame Ivan Feletti- B.Sc., B.A.Hons., Ph.D.
University of Newcastle
Dr. Feletti is a retired consultant in higher and professional education; now living at beautiful Lake Macquarie, NSW. He was a university student from 1964-78, and then an academic for 40 years until 2011. Grahame has held numerous academic positions in arts, science and health professions disciplines in Australia, USA and New Zealand. As adjunct professor with this university’s Sydney School of Veterinary Science he helped develop its BVSc program and its extramural rotations. He and his wife Anne of 28 years (interpret that how you like) are blessed with four sons and a daughter, and enjoy a mix of church, work, and social life, besides hanging out with their five grandkids. Grahame’s professional interest is in rejuvenating teaching and learning for the professions - so that teachers and students gain from their interaction as colleagues. This fosters lifelong learning approaches as well as satisfying careers.
Dr John Baguley Dr John Baguley, Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW
John is the Registrar of the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW.  He graduated from the University of Sydney and worked mostly in small animal practice in Sydney for just over 10 years.  John joined the University of Sydney Sydney School of Veterinary Science in 2003.  He coordinated their Professional Practice Program and taught in a variety of areas including practice management, ethics and law.  He also coordinated the final year Veterinary Student Intern Program, the final year Honours Program and served as Sub Dean for Learning and Teaching.  John’s research interests in veterinary practice management and education continue despite his move to the Veterinary Practitioners Board in 2012.