Homebush NSW 02 9758 8666 250 Parramatta Rd Homebush, NSW, 2140 250 Parramatta Rd
Homebush, NSW, 2140

02 9758 8666

Baulkham Hills NSW 02 9639 7744 19 Old Northern Rd Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153 19 Old Northern Rd
Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153

02 9639 7744

Gosford NSW 02 4323 3886 U3, 401 Manns Rd West Gosford, NSW, 2250 U3, 401 Manns Rd
West Gosford, NSW, 2250

02 4323 3886

Canberra ACT 02 6280 6344 2 Yallourn St Fyshwick, ACT, 2609 2 Yallourn St
Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

02 6280 6344

Brisbane QLD 07 3172 0593 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd Sinnamon Park, QLD, 4073 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd
Sinnamon Park, QLD, 4073

07 3172 0593

Essendon Fields 03 9379 0700 72 Hargrave Ave Essendon Fields, VIC, 3041 72 Hargrave Ave
Essendon Fields, VIC, 3041

03 9379 0700

Point Cook 03 8368 7400 6 Wallace Ave Point Cook, VIC, 3030 6 Wallace Ave
Point Cook, VIC, 3030

03 8368 7400

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Homebush NSW
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Baulkham Hills NSW
19 Old Northern Rd
Baulkham Hills
NSW 2153

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Gosford NSW
U3, 401 Manns Rd
West Gosford
NSW 2250

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Canberra ACT
2 Yallourn St
Fyshwick
ACT 2609

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Brisbane QLD
532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd
Sinnamon Park
QLD 4073

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Essendon Fields
72 Hargrave Ave
Essendon Fields
VIC 3041

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Point Cook
6 Wallace Ave
Point Cook
VIC 3030

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  • Dr Kathleen O'Connell, Registered Specialist Veterinary Oncology
    BVSc(Hons) FANZCVS(Oncology) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) BBiomedSc (Hons) (Microbiology)

    Kathleen has been dedicated to the field of oncology since working on the human melanoma vaccine trial at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2001 as a researcher. She credits her background in immunology research and publication of a thesis on tumour cell metastasis with piquing her interest in the specialty of oncology. After a number of years in cancer research she completed a bachelor of veterinary science, graduating from the University of Queensland in 2006 with first class honours. Following graduation, she worked in general practice in Brisbane before commencing training as a resident in Veterinary Oncology in 2008.

    In 2010 she attained MANZCVS in Small Animal Medicine and then in 2013 attained FANZCVS and became a registered specialist in Veterinary Oncology. Her main areas of interest include haematological cancers, melanoma and mast cell tumours. She has recently worked in her own referral oncology service and is excited to become a founding partner of the new Animal Referral Hospital, a specialist clinic that opened in Sinnamon Park, Brisbane, in June 2017.

    Kathleen is also kept busy with her beautiful 2 year old son, wonderful husband and one very old Siberian Husky.

    Education
    Fellowship in Veterinary Oncology, 2013, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
    Membership in Small Animal Medicine, 2010, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Honours Class 1, 2002-2006, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, St Lucia QLD
    Honours Degree (Immunobiology), 2001, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, St Lucia QLD
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science, 1997 – 1999, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Southport QLD

    Awards
    Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Fellowship Award, received 2010
    Winner of the 2006 Victor Menrath Prize for best essay (feline practice)
    University of Queensland Scholarship awarded in 2006
    University of Queensland Honours Scholarship awarded in 2000
    Awarded as a member of the Griffith University Chapter of the Golden Key National Honour Society

    Teaching
    Veterinary Oncology (VETS4010), 2010-2017, University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD, University Lecturer
    Veterinary Technology (VETS3044 and VETS3030), 2015-2017, University of Queensland, Gatton Campus QLD, University Lecturer

    Publications
    O’Connell KJ, Thomson MJ. Evaluation of prognostic indicators in dogs with multiple, simultaneously occurring cutaneous mast cell tumours: 63 cases. Vet Comp Oncol 2013 11(1): 51-62
    O’Connell KJ, Stone BM. Primary cutaneous, extraskeletal, chondroblastic osteosarcoma in a dog with late renal carcinoma following cyclosporin therapy. Aust Vet Practit 2011 41(3): 113-116
    Havlicek M, O’Connell K and Langova V. Feline Maxillary Telangiectatic
    Osteosarcoma in a Two-year-old Cat. Aust Vet Practit 2008 38: 92- 96
    Smithers M, O’Connell K, MacFadyen S, Chambers M, Greenwood K, Boyce A,
    Abdul-Jabbar I, Barker K, Grimmett K, Walpole E and Thomas R. Clinical response
    after intradermal immature dendritic cell vaccination in metastatic melanoma is
    associated with immune response to particulate antigen. Cancer Immunother 2003 52: 41-52
    O’Connell K.J, 2000. The effect of tumour cells on dendritic cell migration. Thesis, (Honours). University of Queensland.

    Invited Presentations
    Guest Speaker at the North Queensland AVA conference, Mackay, 2016
    Guest speaker at the Northern Territory AVA conference, Darwin, 2014
    Guest speaker at the Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners meeting, North Stradbroke, 2014
    Webinars for National Greencross Veterinary Clinics, 2013-2014
    Guest speaker at the Brisbane Veterinary Practitioners meeting, North Stradbroke, 2013
    Guest speaker at the Central Queensland AVA conference, Agnew Waters, 2011
    Guest Speaker at the Queensland Veterinary Specialists quarterly meeting, Brisbane, 2009

    Achievements
    Specialist registration in Veterinary Oncology, 2013
    Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, 2013
    Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, 2010
    Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement (2002-2006)
    Primary researcher in 2001 on the melanoma trial at the Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research, under the supervision of Dr Ranjeny Thomas
    Honours awarded in 2000 for thesis publication on the effect of tumour cells on dendritic cell migration
    Completed six months Laboratory Work at Griffith University in 1999, researching the molecular pathogenesis of the infectious disease, Meliodosis

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  • Dr Maurine Thomson, Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and Surgical Oncology
    BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery)

    Maurine graduated from the University of QLD in 1987, and has spent time in wildlife, dairy cattle practice in Victoria and NSW, and travelling overseas. In 1993 was the first intern at QLD veterinary Specialists, followed by a surgical residency at Murdoch University. She completed a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Colorado State University, and since returning to Australia in 1998 has run an oncology referral practice in Brisbane. She will join ARH Brisbane as a founding partner, covering all aspects of oncology and reconstructive surgery.

    Maurine and her husband also look after 4 cats and a Cavalier, and 2 teenagers.

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  • Dr Elizabeth Morgan, Small Animal Oncology Resident
    BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)

    Elizabeth graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. After graduating she spent two years working in mixed practice in Northern New South Wales. Elizabeth then returned to Queensland, where she worked in small animal practice for 12 months, before commencing a 12 month rotating internship at a busy referral practice in Brisbane.

    In 2015, Elizabeth completed a 12-month oncology internship with current ARH oncologists, Kathleen O’Connell and Maurine Thomson, during which time she successfully passed her membership examinations of the ANZCVS in small animal internal medicine. In January 2016 she commenced a residency in veterinary oncology. Elizabeth’s residency will be completed at the end of 2017 and she will then be focusing on her Fellowship examinations in 2019. She is particularly interested in haematopoietic tumours and is passionate about maintaining an excellent quality of life for her patients.

    Outside of work Elizabeth is often studying, riding her horses or walking her dogs.

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