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

New peer-reviewed article from Ausvet !

Ausvet has just published a new article in the peer-reviewed scientific press based on recent work conducted in cooperation with salmonoid...

Exercise Toa Baca: testing the Animal Biosecurity Emergency Response Plan in Fiji

Emergency disease outbreaks pose a major risk to the health and livelihood of livestock producers, and have the potential to cause significant...

Implementing One Health principles in outbreak investigations

Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases pose a challenge for field epidemiologists and other responders. Simultaneous illness and deaths in people and...

Ausvet Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development

Canberra, Australia – Ausvet announced today that is a winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – an initiative funded by the Bill &...

Fostering inter-disciplinary collaboration in One Health

Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the...


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. 

Take a look at a few…

PIISAC – Integrated industry data for health research 

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


Removing the Red Line

A road map to FMD and CBPP freedom in Namibia


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 Jenny Hutchison

Dr Jenny Hutchison

Director and Executive Consultant (epidemiology)

Jenny is a dedicated, experienced and collaborative epidemiologist whose early-career focus on large animals broadened to encompass epidemiology and public health.  She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an enthusiastic gardener, and loves bushwalking.

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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

What Our Clients Say:

"You are changing the world and making it better"

“I would like to thank you very much for our meeting in July at Anses. I am grateful for the time you spent here and for sharing your philosophy of surveillance and of life. By your actions across the world, and also by your words and attitudes, you are changing the world and making it better. You help some people to recover dignity, autonomy, pride, to feel respected, valued and needed. You are showing the ‘room of manoeuvre’ that we have, each of us, in our activities to make the world better.

“For me, it is a great lesson about life, thanks again.”

Jean-Philippe AMAT
Epidemiology and support to Surveillance Unit
Anses – Lyon Laboratory

"Extremely competent, practical and professional"

“The Torres Strait Regional Authority conducts important biosecurity monitoring and ecological management work in the remote north of Australia. Recently the TSRA required expertise in aerial survey work for invasive vertebrate species. Ausvet assisted us in designing, conducting and analysing the work. Ausvet was extremely competent, practical and professional and we enjoyed working with them.  We hope to work with you again in the future, Ausvet.”

John Lynn,
Senior Natural Resource Management Officer
Torres Strait Regional Authority

"Met our terms of reference perfectly and on time."

“Ausvet recently conducted an important review on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The review evaluated the National Avian Influenza Wild Bird Surveillance Program. Ausvet was thorough, diligent and met our terms of reference perfectly and on time. We were able to act on their findings. Thank-you, Brendan and the Ausvet team!”

Iain East
Principal Scientist,
Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

"Thorough and balanced... timely and professional.."

“Ausvet recently assisted NSW DPI with some expert risk analyses to support disease control decision making.

They delivered a training program for our staff on risk analysis to assist in retaining NSW animal disease status. The training was pitched at the right level considering the attendees current knowledge level and the issue being assessed. It has enhanced our approach to transparent decision making based on systematic disease risk analysis. Ausvet also undertook some risk mitigation planning. They were thorough and balanced in their approach, including wider consultation to gather evidence. The report was delivered to me in a timely and professional way.

I greatly appreciated how this work was prioritised by Ausvet and the regular keep-in-touch communications from their team that kept the work on track.”

Christine Middlemiss
Former Chief Veterinary Officer  NSW
Current Chief Veterinary Officer UK

"Real experience in Biosecurity"

“To assist us in designing our national project we required a professional group with real experience in biosecurity. We engaged Ausvet Pty Ltd. They were an extremely reliable, hardworking and knowledgeable company. They delivered an excellent plan for us that was holistic, thorough and well considered.

We will continue our work with them as we roll out our project. They have been helpful in a number of other areas in recent times demonstrating their depth of knowledge and contacts in agricultural and livestock production. We look forward to continuing our association in the future.”

Sami Matani,
Mawarid Holding (United Arab Emirates)

"They have extensive knowledge and experience in clinical trial design and analysis"

Ausvet recently assisted our company in conducting a meta-analysis on our clinical trial data for Detach, our lead product. They performed an excellent, ethical and professional job for us. Ausvet communicated the results clearly and the results have guided the next phase of Detach’s development.

We have also used Ausvet many times in the past for clinical trial design and data analysis. They have extensive knowledge and experience in this area and we highly recommend them.

Dr Tracey Mynott,
Chief Scientific Officer,
Anatara Life Sciences Ltd

"Communicate their results in highly accessible language"

“Brendan Cowled and the team from Ausvet have been an invaluable partner for our veterinary consulting company ever since our inception. They have been our most trusted collaborators.

Brendan and his colleagues provide high-level statistical analyses but communicate their results in highly accessible language. Working with staff from Ausvet that have field experience in our industry makes the connection between data collection and analysis very simple. Ausvet consistently deliver us results on-time and their clear reporting makes our jobs so much easier.”

Dr Jordan Hampton
Ecotone Extension Pty Ltd

"Excellent epidemiologists"

“Fish Vet Group is a world leader in aquaculture veterinary services. We regularly require epidemiological and statistical support on various projects, and over the last several years we have retained Ausvet to provide these services. Since then we always have reliable epidemiological and statistical support on tap. Ausvet staff are approachable, reliable and professional. They are excellent epidemiologists and provide us with practical and good quality advice when we need it. We look forward to continuing our association in the future.”

Dr Chris Matthews
Operations Director
Fish Vet Group

"Survey Toolbox in Bhutan and Timor Leste"

“I would also like to highlight the impact that your book Survey Toolbox for Livestock Disease has made on 2 countries which I visited recently – Bhutan and Timor Leste. Dr Gurung (from National Centre of Animal Health in Bhutan) found the book especially useful.”

Shawn Ting
FAO / Menzies School of Health Research

Please get in touch

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

+61 2 6228 6200

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.