Emma Zalcman

Consultant (Epidemiology)

B efore joining Ausvet, Emma had very mixed career, working for private practices, NGOs and various projects supported by the Australian international development program.

After graduating from Veterinary Science, she headed straight to Laos, volunteering with an NGO as a veterinarian for domestic elephants. In this role, she spent several weeks travelling to rural areas in Laos where people predominately rely on livestock for food security and income.

After becoming familiar with the challenges these people faced, Emma realised the potential for improving the lives of people through healthier livestock. So, after a short stint working in clinical practice in the Northern Territory, she took up a position with the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) – Australia’s specialist international agricultural research for development agency. During her time at ACIAR, Emma worked across multiple projects in Asia, the Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa in food security, animal health, livestock production, fisheries and cropping systems.

She then spent a further year in Laos and Thailand, working on various development projects before joining Ausvet in 2017.

Emma has a Masters in Veterinary Public Health Management from the University of Sydney and is preparing to sit her membership exams in veterinary epidemiology.

In her spare time, Emma likes to run around in circles, training and competing in track and field with a focus on the 400m.

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