Category Archives: Staff

Congratulations Helen!

anzcvsCongratulations to Dr Helen who passed her membership exams to the Animal Behaviour chapter of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

That was a lot of hard work!

That was an exhausting slog!


AMRRIC visits Yuendumu (September 2012)

This should have been posted many months back, but we were celebrating our Open Day, so here now is a link to a short article that Helen wrote after her stint helping with an AMRRIC (Animal Management in Remote and Rural Indigenous Communities) visit to Yuendumu.

Helen-does-surgery-in-the-kitchen_0We’ll try and get some other photos from that trip up too. And then there’s Canberra Mob’s most recent trip to Utopia (April 2013)… more from that soon, too.


Jim Riach – Veterinarian

JimI grew up on a farm, went to school in Dubbo, then studied Veterinary Science in Sydney, graduating in 1990. I started my vet career in mixed practice in Armidale, NSW, and eventually married one of my clients. After a stint in the UK, I worked in Taree for a couple of years before moving to Canberra in 1998.

These days I mainly work with small animals but have recently achieved my dream of returning to life among the cows on a small acreage.
Our pets include Jack the Border Collie, and two children. I have a fascination with chimps and chimp behaviour. It’d be good to meet one someday. My other interests are indoor cricket (I’m keen but hopeless), gardening, travel, reading, photography, golf and bushwalking.