BVSc GradCertMgmt MANZCVS (Animal Welfare)
Mags has a graduate degree in Veterinary Professional Practice Management, and Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Animal Welfare Chapter. She started with the RSPCA in 1996 after developing an interest in shelter /population medicine, an area of veterinary medicine that focuses on infectious disease prevention and treatment, stress reduction and behavioural management of companion animals in a shelter setting and was Chief Veterinarian at RSPCA NSW from 2008-2015. She was involved in the establishment of the RSPCA’s Pets of Older Persons Program (POOPS), Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS) and the Indigenous Dog Health Programs in NSW.
She is currently the Chief Veterinary Officer for Petsure (Australia), which encompasses four veterinary clinics and one outpatient clinic in NSW, and over 100 staff including vets, vet nurses, behavioural vets and trainers as well as community outreach staff. Mags sits on the Animal Research and Review Panel NSW and is a member of an UNSW Animal Ethics Committee.