Bio of Dr Carolyn O’Brien
Dr Carolyn O’Brien is a registered specialist in feline medicine, having obtained the Fellowship qualification of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2004, after completing a residency program in small animal internal medicine at the University of Sydney. She has a Masters degree from the University of Sydney in Veterinary Clinical Studies in the epidemiology and treatment of cryptococcosis in cats and dogs.
Dr O’Brien has worked in a number of senior referral medicine positions both in private practice and at the University of Melbourne veterinary teaching hospital, and is currently a partner in a private feline-only practice in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr O’Brien is also a senior tutor for the Centre for Veterinary Education’s Distance Education course in Feline Medicine, via the University of Sydney, which is now the largest of its kind and draws participants from around the world.
Over the past 15 years, she has also written or co-written numerous papers and textbook chapters, as well as presented at local and international conferences.
She is a member of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases, the Australian Veterinary Association, the Australian Society of Microbiology, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and is a board member of the Australasian Society of Feline Medicine.
She is currently completing a PhD project via the University of Melbourne, investigating the ecology of mycobacterial infections in a variety of domestic and wild animals. Further details can be found on her LinkedIn profile au.linkedin.com/pub/carolyn-o-brien/11/9b5/470/
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