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Dr Michael Archinal
Human-animal Bond Expert
Graduating over 30 years ago, Michael is currently the senior managing director of 8 veterinary practices with 34 doctors and over 75 support staff. He is at the forefront of companion animal practice in Australia and has won many prestigious national awards including ACT 2016 Australian of the Year Finalist for his work in remote aboriginal communities. Michael is recognised as an international expert in the human-animal bond and has spoken around the world from the US to Japan and most recently in Alaska! He is a highly sought after spokesperson appearing regularly on national television for 12 years, 20 years on radio all around the country and writes columns in Australia's N#1 pet magazine and has authored a best selling book on the human-animal bond. He lives in Canberra with his wife, has 3 sons and a tribe of poorly behaved animals.
Internal Medicine Specialist
Amanda graduated from the University of Queensland in 2007 and worked in small animal referral and general practice in Brisbane for 5 years before undertaking a residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2013. She attained a fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2018. Amanda continued to work at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney for several years following completing her residency before moving to private small animal referral practice. Amanda’s clinical interests include neurology, immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Pets- Billy- 3 YR MN black Cavoodle. Favourite treats- lettuce and carrot
Nick Cave graduated from Massey University (NZ) in 1990 with a BVSc, and worked in general practice for 6 years until 1997, when he returned to Massey for a residency in small animal internal medicine, and graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Science in 2000. In 2004 he moved to the University of California, Davis, where he attained a PhD in nutrition and immunology. At the same time, he completed a residency in small animal clinical nutrition, and became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Nutrition in 2004. In 2005, he returned to Massey University to lecture in small animal medicine and nutrition. He is a founding member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee, and a founding board member for the Massey University Centre for Working Dogs. He is on the editorial board for Veterinary Quarterly, is an associate editor for Frontiers in Veterinary Science, has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, several textbook chapters, and is a frequent commentator in public media. Nick has 2 dogs, (“Rimu” a Border Terrier MN, a “Rata” a Huntaway FS), a cat (“Thomas” DSH MN), and at last count, 9 geckos.
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