NZ vet joins Melbourne University equine centre

Brett Tennent-Brown
Brett Tennent-Brown

Former New Zealand veterinarian Brett Tennent-Brown has joined the University of Melbourne’s Equine Centre as its new Senior Lecturer in Equine Medicine.

Following the completion of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in New Zealand, Tennent-Brown continued his postgraduate training with a one year internship at Randwick Equine Centre, Sydney, before returning to New Zealand and working in mixed large animal practice.

He then travelled to the United States to continue his professional training with a residency in large animal medicine (equine emphasis) at the University of Illinois followed by a fellowship in large animal emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, Brett also completed a Master of Science (Veterinary Clinical Medicine).

Before joining the University of Melbourne, Tennent-Brown was at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the US, where he was primarily involved in didactic and clinical training of senior veterinary students and interns and residents. He also performed research in clinical monitoring and the role of inflammation in equine colitis.

Tennent-Brown’s current interests include monitoring the critical patient and the role of inflammation in equine diseases.



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