BSc BVMS PhD Cert SAS DECVS
Graduated from Murdoch University in 1994 and worked in general practice In Western Australia and then in the United Kingdom. Whilst in general practice Arthur achieved a Certificate in Small Animal Surgery with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (equivalent to a membership). In 2000 he began a residency in surgery at the Royal Veterinary College London. In 2004 Arthur successfully became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Following his surgical training Arthur joined a research group to perform clinical research investigating genetic and immunological defects in Anal Furunculosis patients. During this research period Arthur maintained close ties with the clinical environment, continuing to work within a referral surgical environment. In 2008 Arthur’s research resulted in him been awarded a PhD with the University of London. Following the PhD Arthur was awarded a position as a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College.
Whilst working as a lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College he has worked in both the orthopaedic and soft tissue services, ultimately working exclusively within the soft tissue service. In July 2009 Arthur returned home to Australia and now works at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre, a multidiscipline referral hospital.
Arthur’s specific interests are in minimally invasive surgery, particularly interventional radiology techniques, oncologic surgery and gastrointestinal surgery. Arthur continues to have research interests and presently is co-supervising PhD students investigating genetics and immune responses in inflammatory bowel disease as well as hepatic regeneration following attenuation of portosystemic shunts.
Arthur has broad range of publications not only as a result of his research in anal furunculosis but additionally clinical publications based on data from clinical cases and experience. Additionally Arthur has been an author in several textbooks, including BSAVA thoracic and ENT surgery, Textbook of surgical nursing and is presently working on chapters for the next BSAVA manual on the care of the post operative patient.
Arthur lectures to vets regularly in the UK via RVC CPD (continuing professional development), BSAVA regional and at BSAVA congress. Additionally Arthur has provided lectures for CPAT (practitioners association of Thailand)