Members of the Veterinary Board of Tasmania
Dr Tering Davies
Dr Tering Davies graduated from Murdoch University in 2005 and has practised locally as a veterinary surgeon and hospital director. She has a professional interest in shelter medicine, community veterinary services and Tasmanian wildlife. Dr Davies was reappointed for the 2019-2022 term of office on the Board and currently works as a small animal veterinary surgeon and in various animal child safety programs.
Dr Emma Watkins
Dr Emma Watkins, Veterinary Officer (South), is the DPIPWE nominee. Dr Watkins graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 and has ANZCVS membership in veterinary epidemiology. Dr Watkins worked in mixed and companion animal practices including several years of sole charge remote practice in far north Queensland, then embarked on a career in emergency animal disease surveillance and control with a primary focus on production animal species in northern Australia and southeast Asia. Dr Watkins returned to mixed practice in southern Tasmania in 2015 before joining DPIPWE in 2017.
Dr Vibeke Russell
Dr Vibeke Russell graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996. After several years in general practice in Sydney, Vibeke migrated into emergency and critical care work and has been exclusively an Emergency Critical Care veterinarian since 2001. She has further qualifications in Feline Medicine as well as Emergency and Critical Care. She has ten years of experience managing emergency veterinary teams. Dr Russell was appointed to the Board in July 2019.
Dr Jenny Griffiths
Dr Jenny Griffiths graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London UK in 2009. She began her career in rural South Australia in mixed practice where she developed a high level of expertise in emergency and preventative care in both small and large animals. She has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology and ultrasound. Dr Griffiths was appointed to the Board in July 2019.
Dr Megan Alessandrini
Dr Megan Alessandrini is the community member. She is an adjunct Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Dr Alessandrini has a strong interest in animal welfare and has been a member of a range of related boards and committees including: the DPIPWE Animal Ethics Committee, Dogs Homes of Tasmania Council, Animal Welfare League Australia (Vice President), Australian Animal Welfare Strategy Ministerial working party on companion animals 2011-2014; and the Ministerial Round Table on Animal Welfare in 2015. Dr Alessandrini was appointed to the Board in July 2019.