Richard graduated as a veterinarian from Bristol University in 1982.  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 the broad discipline of small animal 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 was a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Scientific Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2019.  He has been a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Vaccination Guidelines Group since 2010 and in 2020 became the Chair of that committee.  He was involved in both the Asian and Latin American phases of work of that committee and he was one of the authors of the most recent WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines.

 Richard retired from James Cook Univeristy on 26th August 2022.

  • TV3001: Transitions from Health to Disease 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV3002: Transitions from Health to Disease 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TV4001: Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 1 of 2 (Level 4; TSV)
  • TV4002: Veterinary Clinical Sciences Part 2 of 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
  • Laterality and its clinical consequences in domestic animals
  • Computer-delivered interactive clinical case scenarios
  • Scenario-based learning
  • 2010 to 2020 - Member, World Small Animal Veterinary Association Vaccination Guidelines Group
  • 2009 to 2019 - Member, World Small Animal Veterinary Association Scientific Advisory Committee
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  • 1994 - Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals
  • 1988 - Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary internal Medicine
  • 1984 - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Diploma of Veterinary Radiology
  • 2020 - Appointed as the Chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's Vaccination Guidelines Group
  • 2014 - Prize and medal for the best research paper published in the New Zealand Veterinary Journal in that year.

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  • Development of a Phage Library to treat P.aeruginosa Infections in Dog Ears - a Model for future Phage therapy development (Masters , External Advisor)

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