Dr Michele Cotton


  • Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) Hons (1972) (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (1973) (University of Sydney)
  • Masters in Veterinary Public Health Management (2010) (University of Sydney)
  • Graduate Diploma in International Animal Health (2015) (University of Edinburgh)

Work Experience

  • Private Mixed (mainly Large animal) Practice in Bathurst NSW (1973-1976)
  • Research Assistant in Dept. Veterinary Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney (1977-1978)
  • Clinical Pathology Instructor and Diagnostics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Camden Campus (1978-1979)
  • Researcher in Immunology and Clinical pathology, School of Medicine,       University of Washington, Seattle USA (1979-1981)
  • Private Veterinary Practice including zoo veterinarian for Riyadh Municipality, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (1982-2000)
  • Director of Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science, University Of Sydney (2000-2008)

Community engagement

  • Riyadh Natural History Society –committee and editor of Journal 1990-1993
  • Jenolan Caves Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby Conservation board. 1995-1998
  • Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) – member # 493: 1967-2016 continuous
    • Committee membership of AVBIG(to 2009), AVPMA, representing AVPMA on AVA Policy Council at last meeting in 2009, AVPMA – stood down in May 2011
    • AVAWE Policy council subcommittee for Wildlife and zoo animal policy development 2007-2009
    • Elected Governing Board member of AVA from May 2009 to 2012, through ASAVA nomination
  • NSW Linnaean Society Board 2003-present, elected president 2008 and 2009 two year term, president elect for 2016-2018.
  • Near Eastern Archaeological Foundation (University of Sydney) – councillor since 2003 to present
  • Sancta Sophia College within University of Sydney – member of Board of Governors for three years from 2003-2006
  • Sydney Royal Agricultural Show Society. Councillor since 2002 to present
  • Member of Faculty of Veterinary Science Steering Group for Alumni association.
  • 2012-2014 Veterinary Adviser to Oryx Conservation Project, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, Wadi Rum, Jordan. (Volunteer through AusAid


Areas of interest

  • Veterinary Public Health – zoonoses/food security/emerging infectious diseases
  • Production animal welfare
  • Wildlife Conservation and ecology: both terrestrial and marine

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