Dr Ben MadinBVMS MVPHMgt PhD MANZCVS GAICD
Before joining Ausvet, Ben had a mixed career in private practice and government, both in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in disease investigation and control programs, and the development of information systems.
After initially working in artificial breeding in the wheatbelt in Western Australia, he moved into mixed private practice and herd health programs in Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory. He developed an increasing interest in animal health programs and research, and joined the Department of Agriculture in Western Australia and worked on disease surveillance and research programs in the Pastoral region of the state.
Ben became involved in the management of the surveillance and freedom program for Foot and mouth disease in the North East of England in 2001. During this time he developed an interest in creating information systems to match the needs of the users, and the use of geographic information systems to enhance understanding of disease and improve disease control and resource allocation.
Ben joined Ausvet in 2006 and has been a Director since 2012, based in Fremantle. A growing interest in delivering high availability systems at affordable prices for the global livestock industries has led Ben to investigate and implement a number of cloud based data systems.
Ben graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) in 1992 and completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1994. Ben enrolled in the first intake of the Master of Veterinary Public Health Management at Sydney University, graduating in 2006 with a dissertation on modelling disease spread. Ben became a Member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2005, by examination in Epidemiology. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from Murdoch University for his thesis on “Understanding and predicting the influence of animal movement on the spread of transboundary animal diseases”. In 2017 he became a Graduate of The Australian Institue of Company Directors.