Better health through applied epidemiology


Ausvet improves the health and well-being of animals, people and plants. We find patterns of diseases in populations to understand their causes and to improve their control.

Real world solutions

We are committed to providing affordable, sustainable solutions which bring broad-based benefit. Our innovative people-centred approaches improve the lives of millions of people and animals all over the world.

Cross disciplinary

Our epidemiologists work closely with our in-house team of experts in development, sociology and information technology. Using a One Health framework allows us to deliver great results that reflect the complexity of real-world challenges.

Innovative science

Our staff are trained specialists with strong scientific backgrounds and many years of field experience. We combine practice and theory to provide innovative, affordable and fit-for-purpose solutions.


Our latest news

Collaboration among multiple disciplines is key in One Health

Collaboration among people from multiple disciplines is key to the implementation of a One Health...

Qualitative research methods should be included in the epidemiology toolkit

Qualitative research methods have the capacity to generate useful insights into complex causation...

Monitoring mortality data as a tool in the early detection of African Swine Fever

ASF is an infectious disease of swine causing major losses in the swine industry worldwide. Early...

Between-farm water-borne pathogen dissemination and salmonid rickettsial septicaemia in Chile

The Ausvet team has just published a 5th article on the epidemiology of salmonid rickettsial...

New research lays foundation for detection of potential pandemics, like COVID-19, before they spread

Inexpensive tools for detecting disease, such as self-reported symptoms, can be much more effective at discovering new outbreaks than depending only on laboratory tests. This is one of the key messages of research that has developed a framework for evaluating the quality of surveillance for early outbreak detection.

Dr Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell @ausvetgroup joins our agritech panel led by @farmerline which explores how local, tech-enabled companies are working with farmers to boost productivity, and build world class supply chains.


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Ausvet's Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell is looking forward to talking @TechInGhana next week. Melanie will be talking about Ausvet's works with @farmerline, supported by @gatesfoundation on innovative approaches to pest and crop disease surveillance in Ghana.

As veterinary epidemiologists, we can probably take responsibility for the term 'herd immunity'. But we cannot take responsibility for how it is being used or suggested as a strategy to control #COVID19.

Yesterday there were 2 new cases & the loss of 0 lives reported. The rolling 14 day average is down in metro Melb & stable in regional Vic. More information will be available later today. Info: #COVID19VicData

We've had camera-traps around pig farms for >6 months now, for one of our studies to protect Australia's pig industry from #ASF

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Interactive Voice Response System for Plant Disease Surveillance

Ausvet, the recipient of a grant from the Grand Challenges Explorations program, an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are working together with Farmerline to roll out an Interactive Voice Response System for plant disease surveillance. This innovative IVR solution will address the issue of plant and disease control among smallholder farmers.


Team members

Countries where we've worked

Years of operation


What we do

We provide global consulting services in epidemiology, disease surveillance, health information systems, biosecurity, risk assessment, research and data analysis and project management. We also train others in these areas, especially in the novel epidemiological methods Ausvet has pioneered.

Where we’ve worked

Featured Projects

Ausvet has been involved in some pretty extraordinary projects over the years. 

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PIISAC – Integrated industry data for health research 

Chile’s salmon producers join data on a secure platform to respond to industry-level priorities.



Revolutionising animal health information

Health Security for our nearest neighbours

A landmark report on regional public health and animal health in 22 countries in the Indo-Pacific region

Leadership Team

Ausvet Europe benefits from a skilled and passionate leadership team to guide the company.

Dr Angus Cameron

Dr Angus Cameron

Director & Executive Consultant (epidemiology)

Angus is an internationally recognised epidemiologist. He has a great passion for development and interacting with new cultures. He has worked in more than 50 countries.

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Dr Ben Madin

Dr Ben Madin

Managing Director

Ben is an experienced epidemiologist with advanced skills in information technology and cloud systems. He leads the IT and epidemiology teams in Fremantle, Western Australia.

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Dr Brendan Cowled

Dr Brendan Cowled

Director and Executive Consultant (epidemiology)

Brendan has worked as a clinical vet, epidemiologist in the Australian Government, as an Academic at the University of Sydney, and is one of a handful of Australasian board certified specialists in epidemiology.

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Excellence since 1996

Ausvet was founded in 1996 by Drs Chris Baldock (1947-2005) and David Kennedy as a private company dedicated to providing independent epidemiology services globally. Angus Cameron joined them in 1999.

Since that time, Ausvet has grown to be a vibrant company with multiple offices and several dozen staff but we still hold true to the standards of independence, quality and professionalism set by the company’s founders.

Chris Baldock

David Kennedy

Please get in touch

L1, 34 Thynne St (Block E Trevor Pearcey House, Traeger Court)
Bruce ACT 2617

+61 2 6190 7738

Ausvet acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. Ausvet is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.