BVSc MRCVS Cert. SAO MACVSc FACVSc CMAVA
Philip graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until he moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. He completed a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics at the Royal College in 1994 then worked in referral practice before returning to Australia in 1996. Philip commenced a residency in small animal surgery in private practice in Brisbane; completed his MACVSc in 1998; moved to the University of Sydney as Senior Registrar and then became head of Surgery in 2000. In 2001 he became a founding partner of Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. He registered as a Specialist in 2003 after completing a FACVSc in Small Animal Surgery and soon after was appointed as Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland.
Phillip's surgical interests include urinary tract, vascular, neurological and orthopaedic surgery. Philip was President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons 2010-2014 and is currently a Councillor of the College. Philip has been one of two elected member of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland since 2009. In 2014 Philip was awarded the Inaugural Conservation Award by Australia Zoo for his surgical work with wildlife. Philip was the Mark S. Bloomberg Lecturer at the 2016 NAVC Conference in Florida. Philip lectures widely in South East Asia to help promote and improve animal care. Philip also collects Cadillac motor cars and is the Vice President of the Cadillac LaSalle Club of Queensland. Philip is the father of six beautiful children, an owner of Pugs, Dachshunds and Burmese cats and a devoted supporter of the Queensland Reds and the Wallabies.