Better health through applied epidemiology

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 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.

Tackling disease and antibiotic usage in the Chilean salmon industry.

In the past few years, Ausvet has worked with government and industry in Chile to tackle one of...

Community-based syndromic surveillance to support our COVID-19 response

We have recently uploaded a 4-minute video to talk about some of the benefits of community-based...

An open letter to our clients, colleagues and friends

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ausvet is continuing to focus on what we know best – one health, security and innovation.

Zoning vs Compartmentalisation during the ASF pandemic

We have noticed a little confusion creeping into discussions about the use of zoning and...

Death toll from #ASF expected to be higher in 2020 than in 2019, despite the #COVID19 standstill. Pork prices continue to skyrocket in China. @dirkudopfeiffer @kristahowden @OIEAnimalHealth https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/27/unstoppable-african-swine-fever-deaths-to-eclipse-record-2019-toll

Supported by @gatesfoundation, we are working w @farmerline to train farmers in Ghana on sending msgs to a dedicated service reporting disease in their crop. Farmers receive an immediate call back w the most likely diagnosis&advice. No need to leave the farm in times of #covid19.

Whilst epidemiologists have been focused elsewhere, #ASF has hit India in a big way. But could the #COVID19 lockdown also slow the spread of #ASF?https://thediplomat.com/2020/05/indias-northeast-hit-by-the-african-swine-fever/ @dirkudopfeiffer @FAOAsiaPacific

If resumption of interstate travel is based on elimination of community-acquired #COVID19, then methods to demonstrate elimination are needed. We've got some ideas on how this can be done. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stoush-over-interstate-travel-missing-one-thing-method-angus-cameron/ @CHO_WAHealth @qldhealthnews @normanswan @abcperth #epitwitter

Pirbright researchers have developed a new African swine fever vaccine that protects 100% of pigs from severe disease http://ow.ly/twwf50zMpKT @ASFVacc #ASF @DefraGovUK @BBSRC

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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

iSIKHNAS

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
AUSTRALIA

+61 2 6190 7738

contact@ausvet.com.au

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.