About Us

About Ausvet

Ausvet was established in early 1996 to be a leader primarily in the changing spectrum of animal health service delivery through its expertise in epidemiology and program management. The company is held in high regard by livestock and aquatic animal industries and government animal and human health agencies both in Australia and internationally.

Ausvet is an independent, private company dedicated to providing high quality services to the animal and plant industries of Australia and globally. It achieves this by working with industry bodies, government agencies and other organisations and independent scientists and professionals to develop workable solutions which meet clients' needs.

The company's directors and consultants have considerable experience in many facets of animal health including strategic and business planning; agency and program evaluation; project management and review; animal health policy development and implementation; technical aspects of risk analysis, disease surveillance and disease control in a wide range of animal species and environments. The company's expertise is also applied to plant health and public health issues.

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Our People

Ausvet comprises a core group of experts and the company engages personnel and other specialist services as required for specific projects.

Together they bring to Ausvet a wealth of experience in animal health investigation and management gained in Australia, Asia, Africa and America working in all animal industries including aquaculture and more recently in plant and public health.

Ausvet's associates are highly skilled and experienced professionals in the fields of epidemiology, risk analysis, production and health of mammals, aquatic animals and birds.

Animal Health Australia, responsible for the management of major animal health programs, for many years have contracted Ausvet to undertake a wide range of tasks that has included: provide independent coordination of the National Animal Health Information System, the National Johne's Disease Control Program, the National Arbovirus Monitoring Program and the National Surveillance Program for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies.

National and international agencies have taken advantage of Ausvet's flexibility and independence to undertake risk analyses and to achieve successful surveillance and control of serious diseases of livestock both in Australia and in South East Asia.

Ausvet carries full professional and public liability insurance.

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Adam
Black

Developer

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Alison
Hillman

Consultant - Epidemiologist

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Amy
Burroughs

Consultant - Epidemiologist

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Angus
Cameron

Executive Director

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Anne
Meyer

Consultant - Epidemiologist

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Ash
Jordan

Consultant - Epidemiology

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Attique
Ahmed

Project Manager

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Ben
Fitzhardinge

Developer

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Ben
Madin

Managing Director

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Brendan
Cowled

Executive Director

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Carla
Seymour

HR Advisor

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Catriona
Mackenzie

Sociologist

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Claire
Dyer

Project Administrator

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David
Kennedy

Retired

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Edwina
Leslie

Consultant - Epidemiologist

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Emma
Zalcman

Consultant - Epidemiologist

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Evan
Sergeant

Retired

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Jenny
Hutchison

Executive Director

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Jill
Hinchliffe

Developer

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Jim
Foley

Programmer

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Jonathan
Happold

Senior Consultant

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Michael
Bourke

Q Fever Register

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Olivia
Jiang

Finance Officer

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Shannon
Plowright

Communications Officer

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Simon
Foley

Administrative Assistant

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Stephanie
McDonald

Business Manager

Careers

A career at Ausvet presents a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated team that is committed to improving health worldwide through applied epidemiology. Inclusion and diversity are at our core and we pride ourselves on providing a flexible working environment in which staff can effectively balance both their personal and work commitments.

Current Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Consultant to be based in Ausvet's Fremantle (WA) office. The Senior Consultant is responsible for contributing to the ongoing growth and success of the company by sourcing new clients and driving new projects that encourage better health through applied epidemiology. Working collaboratively with the Project Management and Finance teams, the Senior Consultant will develop project scope and lead and add value to the work of a small team of Consultants.

As a Senior Consultant you'll gain valuable exposure, enhance your skills and build relationships that will drive your career forward. Working at Ausvet will open doors for you, not just now, but throughout your professional career.

For more information about this role, including what we are looking for in our ideal candidate, please see the position description.

Applications must be submitted by COB Friday 24 November (AEST). In addition to a CV, you must provide a Cover Letter specifically addressing the competencies and essential & desirable criteria. If you have any questions about this role please contact Jenny Hutchison, Executive Director, Director of Corporate Affairs on 02 6228 6200.

Please note. All prospective employees will be required to undergo a police clearance prior to employment. More information can be found in the Ausvet Police Check Policy [here](https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynwkm02046k0sh2/Ausvet%20Police%20Check%20Policy.pdf?dl=0.

Our Mission

Better health through applied epidemiology - worldwide

This vision drives our mission, to deliver innovative and practical epidemiological services that improve the health and well being of animals, plants and humans around the world and into the future.

Ausvet's Values

We have a commitment to:

Our approach

We achieve this by applying epidemiological and program management skills in Australia and other countries to:

Ausvet's values are based on combining our passion, vision and technical skill with the highest standards of professional integrity and ethics to create innovative solutions for our clients. We value a balance between work and lifestyle, creating an enjoyable and flexible work environment incorporating a commitment to teamwork and dedication to excellence.

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Working with us

AusVet's first priority is to develop a sound understanding of the client's needs and to develop with them the targets for the project.

As most projects demand a mix of expertise, AusVet develops and coordinates teams of associates to meet the particular needs of the project.

Before commencing work on a project, AusVet requires a letter of appointment confirming a written brief developed by or with the client. The brief will include, as a minimum, the work to be undertaken, a timetable and an agreed budget. For larger projects a formal contract will be negotiated with agreed milestones with specified activities and deliverables.

AusVet will report progress during the project as agreed with the client and submit a concise and complete final written report. This report may include a seminar or presentation.

Where we work

Ausvet has undertaken work on all continents except Antarctica.

Fees

AusVet provides services on an hourly or daily basis or at an agreed fee for a clearly defined project. For projects of less than one day, charges are based on an hourly rate with a minimum of 1 hour charged. For projects of one day or more duration, charging will be at a daily rate with a minimum of 1 day charged.

For short to medium term projects, AusVet suggests 50% of the agreed charges be paid at the time of appointment. A further 30% will be charged on submission of a draft final report and the remaining 20% on presentation of the final report. For long term contracts, clients are invoiced at agreed intervals.

Fees are charged for professional time and support services against the agreed budget. Additional expenses such as travel and other operating costs are itemised and charged separately.

Terms of payment are 14 days from receipt of invoice.

Community Service

AusVet is passionate about our work and grateful to the industries that support our business. Consequently, whilst AusVet is a commercial business we do provide some professional services pro bono publico. These are usually to individuals or organisations that normally could not afford our services. This pro bono work may take many forms including:

Although AusVet usually identifies our own pro bono opportunities we do welcome the occasional request. We consider these carefully against our skills, available time and commercial realities.

Please contact us for further information.

Policies

ACCESS and EQUITY POLICY

AusVet aims to make services available to everyone who is entitled to them, free from any form of discrimination on the basis of a person’s country of birth, language, culture, race or religion.

AusVet operates at national and international levels and as an employer and service provider understands the importance of equal opportunity in the workplace and global market. Our work practices are guided by the following legislation and principles.

Legislation

Access and Equity Principles

PRIVACY and CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

Introduction

AusVet is committed to its legislative responsibility to protect the personal and commercial information of clients and staff. Our policy aims to ensure that clients and staff are aware of rights and responsibilities concerning privacy and confidentiality.

Policy

Access and equity

Ausvet aims to make services available to everyone who is entitled to them, free from any form of discrimination on the basis of a person’s country of birth, language, culture, race or religion.

Ausvet operates at national and international levels and as an employer and service provider understands the importance of equal opportunity in the workplace and global market. Our work practices are guided by the following legislation and principles.

Legislation

Access and Equity Principles

Privacy and confidentiality

Ausvet is committed to its legislative responsibility to protect the personal and commercial information of clients and staff. Our policy aims to ensure that clients and staff are aware of rights and responsibilities concerning privacy and confidentiality.