Richard Squires leads the veterinary clinical sciences team at James Cook University in Townsville, northern Australia. 

 Richard graduated as a veterinarian from Bristol University.  After a short spell in general practice he obtained postgraduate clinical training at the Universities of Cambridge and Pennsylvania and research training at Glasgow.  His PhD was awarded for research in which he sought a retroviral aetiology for canine lymphoma.   He is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and he holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma of Veterinary Radiology.

 Richard held faculty positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and at Massey University in New Zealand prior to taking up his current position in 2007.

 Throughout much of his career Richard has taught and assessed veterinary students in a clinical setting while providing referral clinical services in the broad discipline of canine and feline internal medicine.  Most of his research has been on canine and feline infectious diseases.  In addition, for five years in New Zealand, Richard taught and carried out research in veterinary virology.

 Richard is a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s eight-member Scientific Advisory Committee and of its four-member Vaccination Guidelines Group.

  • TV1002: Veterinary Professional Life 2 (Level 1; TSV)
  • TV3001: Transitions from Health to Disease 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV3002: Transitions from Health to Disease 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV4001: Veterinary Clinical Sciences 1 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV4002: Veterinary Clinical Sciences 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV5211: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 1/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5212: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 2/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • TV5213: Veterinary Professional and Clinical Practice 3/3 (Level 5; TSV)
  • Clinical decision-making
  • Infectious diseases of dogs and cats
  • Veterinary vaccinology
  • Bacteriophage therapy
  • Computer-delivered interactive clinical case scenarios
  • Scenario-based learning
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  • 2014 - Prize and medal for the best research paper published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal in that year.
  • 1994 - Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals
  • 1988 - Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary internal Medicine
  • 2016 - Invited External Examiner for Final Year Veterinary Students -- University of Adelaide

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 112+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Richard Squires from 1986 onwards.


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  • Laterality as an indicator of immune function and temperament in the horse (Masters , External Advisor)

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