BVSc, DVSc, MANZCVS, DipACVIM (Int Med)
Executive Director & Chief Scientist, Australian Pet Welfare Foundation
Emeritus Professor of Companion Animal Health, School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland,
Emeritus Professor Rand graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Melbourne University in 1975, and worked in veterinary practice for 8 years before doing a residency and doctorate at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, followed by 3 years as a senior registrar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She is a registered specialist in small animal internal medicine and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine..
She was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Health at UQ in 2001 and retired at the end of 2015 to head the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation, which is dedicated to saving pets’ lives through research, education and advocacy. She has published over a 112 journal articles, authored 42 book chapters, and is editor of three books. Currently, she is involved in research programs in shelter medicine aimed at preventing unwanted and problem pets, as well as ongoing research in in diabetes and obesity.