Dr Mark Kelman is a veterinarian, scientific researcher, and social philanthropist, who graduated from Murdoch University in 2000. His varied career has included veterinary practice at RSPCA NSW’s Yagoona headquarters and Sylvania Veterinary Hospital, and Technical Services Management for Companion Animals at Virbac Animal Health. He is currently an independent scientific researcher and consultant.
Mark is currently completing a PhD with University of Sydney on Canine Parvovirus epidemiology, and is leading a research-and-intervention project with the goal of stopping this disease in Australia. He created Disease WatchDog, Australia’s national disease surveillance system, that operated from 2010 to 2017, and has recently launched Parvo ALERT, the new Canine Parvovirus-tracking, mapping and alerting system for Australia.
Mark is a co-founder and a director of Paws for A Purpose, a social enterprise charity that provides benevolent support for people with pets, in need of help. The charity raises funds and awareness for various issues including Canine Parvovirus. Mark is also a board director of the charity, Pets In The Park – helping the homeless care for their pets. He is also a past president of ASAV, the companion animal special interest group of the AVA and the recipient of the 2017 RSPCA Alan White Scholarship.