Peter Irwin


Peter graduated in veterinary science from the Royal Veterinary College, London University in 1982 and has a PhD from James Cook University (1991) for studies into canine babesiosis in Australia.  He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and is a registered specialist in canine medicine. Peter has worked in academia in Australia and overseas for more than 25 years as a teacher of companion animal medicine and as a researcher in the fields of veterinary parasitology and medical microbiology. He is an internationally recognised expert in vector-borne diseases and is a director of the Vector- and Water Borne Pathogens Research Group (the Cryptick Laboratory) at Murdoch University.  His recent research focus, funded by the ACAHF, FHRF, CRF, ARC and NHMRC, has been into tick-borne infections of companion animals, wildlife and humans in Australia.  Peter is currently appointed  Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University.


Canine ehrlichiosis: an epidemic in Australian dogs - sponsored by ELANCO

Speaker: Peter Irwin, Liisa Ahlstrom