THE INVETUS TEAM
The Invetus team includes 60 highly trained animal health professionals, spread over three locations in Australasia. Together we have over 1,000 years of veterinary and research experience, providing expertise in a wide range of disciplines, which allows us to offer our comprehensive range of in-house research services.
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DR MAURICE WEBSTER
Managing Director, Invetus Proprietary Limited
Maurice started his veterinary career in mixed veterinary practice in New Zealand, then spent most of his time involved in research at both university and in the animal health industry, and as director of a contract research organisation. He has developed particular interest and expertise in the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus.
DR CHRISTIE BUDD
Research Manager, Wongaburra Research Centre
Experience in mixed veterinary practices in Australia, England and the US. Senior veterinarian/superintendent of a large Sydney small animal hospital. MSc in the pharmacokinetics and treatment of chlamydiosis in koalas. Small animal parasitology, target animal safety and pharmacokinetics. Conduct and supervision of research trials to GCP and GLP standard.
BAgEc, Grad Cert Rural Science, Grad Cert Project Management
Research Manager, Armidale Research Centre
Extensive agricultural experience (broad acre farming, irrigated cotton, beef cattle, merino sheep and prime lambs). Post graduate qualifications in project management and rural science. Team Leader of Invetus Research in Armidale. Extensive experience in the design, conduct, supervision and reporting of clinical research trials in production animals and horses to GCP and GLP.
DR MICHAEL CHAMBERS
BVSc Hons, MVSt, MANZCVSc, GCAS
Director, Research Services
Michael has more than 30 years of experience in animal health and livestock production, with 18 years as a director and research veterinarian for Veterinary Health Research. Prior to this, he worked for a number of veterinary practices throughout NSW and QLD, as well as the Pastoral Veterinary Centre in Goondiwindi. He is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination, in the fields of ruminant nutrition, veterinary pharmacology and veterinary epidemiology, and most recently has developed an interest in applied statistics.
DR TIM ELLIOTT
Dip Lab Tach, BTech (Biological Techniques), PhD
Research Leader, Parasitology
Tim has 17+ years of large animal research in Australia and New Zealand and the conduct of GCP and GLP residue, efficacy and proof of concept studies. Tim completed at PhD in triclabendazole resistance in liver fluke from Australia and has a particular interest in the development and control of drug resistance in livestock parasites.
DR ELIZABETH EVANS
BVSc Hons, MVetClinStud MANZCVS
Director, Veterinary Clinical Research Network & Business Development
Liz graduated as a veterinarian in 1990, completed an internship at Cornell University, a residency in small animal medicine at Sydney University and was in private practice for 2 years. She completed a masters of veterinary clinical studies in research and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. She spent 8 years with Merial in a technical services role and as a senior manager. She has nearly 15 years experience managing regulatory affairs and clinical research, with extensive experience in GCP studies, vaccines, companion animal and poultry research, and has deep experience in companion animal health.
DR MIKE GIESEG
PhD, BSc(Hons), BVSc
Research Leader, Invetus New Zealand
Mike has 20 years of research experience in both veterinary science and human biomedical research working in diverse fields from oncology, osteoarthritis, anaesthesia and analgesia. He has a PhD in biochemistry and worked in preclinical drug development at Pfizer Global Research and Development. Mike retrained as veterinarian, graduating with a BVSc in 2009 from Massey University and worked as a veterinary anaesthetist for nearly five years before joining Invetus NZ and taking up his current role as Research Leader. He has extensive experience with both GLP and GCP studies to collect efficacy, safety or residue data in veterinary species.
BRurSc (Hons), M Sus Ag, MBA
Director, Business Services
Graeme Hollis is an agribusiness executive with over 25 years experience in the production and marketing of food and fibre across Australia and internationally. He joined Invetus P/L in November 2016, and has contributed his considerable skills in business operations, performance management and monitoring, and team leadership.
Graeme’s career has spanned many sectors including, dairy, livestock, wine, grains, cotton as well as the agribusiness banking sectors. Organisations such as; Hassall & Associates, Tyrrells Wines, Dairy Farmers (now Lion), Auscott Limited and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have all benefited from Graeme’s deep understanding of the critical factors that drive success in Australian agribusiness.
MR RICHARD HUDSON
BComm; Fellow of ICAA; registered tax agent; registered company auditor; Justice of the Peace
Chair, Non-Executive Director
Richard graduated from the University of NSW in 1974 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia having joined in 1977. Richard has operated his own practice since 1983.
DR BRUCE CHICK
BVSc, DipDiagPath, DipAgEcon, MANZCVS (Vet Pathology)
Bruce graduated from the University of Sydney in 1971, and undertook postgraduate qualifications in NSW and Ontario, Canada. After 15 years' experience with NSW Agriculture, he founded Veterinary Health Research (VHR) in Armidale in 1988. He is currently Senior Veterinarian, Research & Development, with Animal Ethics.
MS PENELOPE J DOBSON
Dip Pharm, MPS, MBA, GAICD
Penny is a registered pharmacist who spent many years working for a global pharmaceutical company, where she held a range of increasingly senior commercial roles in several geographies. In addition to Invetus, she is Deputy Chair of the Board of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
DR MAURICE WEBSTER
Managing Director, Invetus Proprietary Limited
Maurice started his veterinary career in mixed veterinary practice in New Zealand, then spent most of his time in research at both university and in the animal health industry, and as director of a contract research organisation. He has developed particular interest and expertise in the Australian paralysis tick Ixodes holocyclus.