Head of The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science Professor Nigel Perkins has been appointed to the board of directors of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
The AAVMC comprises 30 colleges and schools of veterinary medicine in the United States, five Canadian colleges, eight US departments of comparative medicine, eight international veterinary schools (including UQ), three veterinary medical education organisations, and four affiliate international veterinary schools.
Professor Perkins will serve as the officer/director at large representing region III (Australian, New Zealand, Asia) for the Association, which aims to promote and protect the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment.
Professor Nigel Perkins is an internationally renowned veterinary academic and a leader in UQ’s ‘One Health’ initiative linking animal, human and ecosystem health.
He has worked at veterinary schools in Australia, New Zealand and the US, has considerable international experience in working as a consultant veterinary epidemiologist in many countries, particularly Oceania and Asian regions, and is the current chair of the Thoroughbred Advisory Panel for Agrifutures Australia.
Professor Perkins represents UQ on the Veterinary Schools of Australia and New Zealand body and is active in preparing for a multi-team accreditation visit to the UQ School of Veterinary Science in the second half of 2018