Arthur has over 20 years of experience in specialist small animal surgery and has pursued his passion in surgery since graduation. He initially achieved post graduate qualifications whilst working in general practice and then underwent advanced surgical training in a multi-discipline university hospital. He worked in veterinary research whilst doing a PhD and subsequently as a supervisor of PhD students helping to discover new treatments for dogs with bowel disease. He was a lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, London prior to his return home to Australia.
Arthur is passionate about improving the welfare of animals all over the world and works with groups such as the World Small Animal Veterinary Association to improve veterinary in countries that are less privileged than ours such as Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. Arthur continues to contribute to undergraduate and new vet education around the world by providing lectures for groups such as the WikiVet Educational Foundation, Vet Education and the Centre for Continuing Education. Here at home he provides opportunities for new graduates through structured mentoring programs. To stay at the forefront of veterinary science Arthur is involved in collaborative research with colleagues who work in university hospitals and has a broad range of publications in both textbooks and peer reviewed journals. He regularly attends international conferences as either a presenter or participant to ensure that the most up to date treatments are available to his patients.