Tanya Stephens | Centre for Veterinary Education

Tanya Stephens

BVSc MSc IAWEL MANZCVS (Animal Welfare)

Tanya is a small animal practitioner who established her own practice in Haberfield, Sydney and very much enjoys practice. As a practitioner she is particularly interested in professional ethics and promoting the use of evidence based veterinary medicine. She is also a wildlife researcher with original research on galactosaemia in kangaroos with a number of publications including one in Nature. Tanya’s interests lie in animal welfare, research, evidence based practice, professional ethics, wildlife, the environment and sustainable agriculture. She is a regular presenter at veteri-nary Conferences and Universities and published author on these topics.  

Tanya is the President of the Animal Welfare Chapter of the ANZCVS,  President of AVAWE, the welfare and ethics SIG of the AVA, an exec member of AVCB, the conservation biology SIG of the AVA, Chair of the AVA’s Animal Welfare Trust, member of a number of Animal Ethics Committees, honorary consulting veterinarian for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, veterinary member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, member of the NSW Kangaroo Management Advi-sory Panel and Kangaroo Management Taskforce and Chair of the NSW Greyhound Welfare In-tegrity Commission Animal Welfare Committee. She is a recipient of the Belle Bruce Reid Medal awarded by the University of Melbourne to Australia’s 100 most notable women veterinary sci-ence graduates.