End of an Era - Dr Bruce Chick

In what marks the end of an era, Bruce Chick recently advised that he is leaving Invetus, effective 30th  September 2017.

Bruce has notched up almost 50 years in the veterinary and animal health world. He graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in December 1971 and  completed post-graduate qualifications in Agricultural Economics (University of New England) and Diagnostic Veterinary Pathology (Ontario Veterinary College). These qualifications were complemented by 15 years’ experience with NSW Agriculture, where he became a Senior Research Officer, and at the University of Saskatchewan as a Research Pathologist. 

After a further three years working with a multi-national pharmaceutical group as Research Director (Australasia region), Bruce and his wife Kerry decided to set up Veterinary Health Research (VHR) in November of 1988. Since then, with Bruce as the Principal, VHR has become a leading provider of research services to the animal health industry, as well as parasitology services to graziers.

Bruce is a member of the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and is a Veterinary Surgeons Board registered specialist veterinarian in the field of pathobiology.  He has a special interest in the control of internal parasites with special emphasis on integrated management practices, and has several publications in this area.

Not only has Bruce, both personally and through VHR, had a positive impact on animal health, he has also mentored and taught many dozens of young veterinarians and scientists over the years, some of whom have gone on to stellar global careers. We thank Bruce for all his many contributions to the health of Australia’s animals, and for his unflagging support of Invetus, which he will continue as a non-Executive Director on the Board. Bruce can look back on his career with pride and satisfaction: he made a difference.

We wish Bruce and Kerry all the very best for the future, as they continue their involvement with the animal health industry, albeit in a different form, along with their broad interests in indigenous culture and art. Bruce commented that he isn’t retiring – “To me “retirement” is a full stop – I’m just at a comma!

Contact Dr Maurice Webster (Managing Director, Invetus P/L) if you require more information: