Professor Anna Meredith
PhD VetMB MA BA

Head of Melbourne Veterinary School


Professor Anna Meredith joins us from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was the Professor and Chair of Zoological and Conservation Medicine and Associate Dean International at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

She was Head Veterinary Surgeon at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland for 17 years and established the University of Edinburgh’s Exotic Animal and Wildlife Unit, leading its development into an eight-person team. She has written or edited a range of veterinary textbooks, including chapters in nine British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) manuals, as well as publishing almost 100 scientific publications. She received the BSAVA Blaine Award in 2003 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary medicine or surgery.

Professor Meredith’s research in conservation medicine examines the interrelationship between ecosystems, animal and human health. She developed an interest in conservation and veterinary medicine at a very early age and she still drinks coffee in her 47-year-old panda mug from joining the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) when she was seven!

Professor Meredith is a Fellow and Specialist in Zoological Medicine of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Specialist in Wildlife Population Health of the European College of Zoological Medicine.

You can read about her work in Pursuit.

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