Dr Magdoline Awad BVSc GradCertMgt MANZCVSc (Animal Welfare)
Dr Magdoline Awad has a Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Sydney, a graduate degree in Veterinary Professional Practice Management, and Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Animal Welfare Chapter.
She was appointed to the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW in 2019 representing vets in urban areas. She is a member of the UNSW Animal Care and Ethics Committee and the NSW representative for the AVA Welfare and Ethics special interest group. She was previously a member of the Animal Research and Review Panel NSW from 2008-2016. Mags was also a member of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science Admissions Committee for the DVM degree from 2014-2019.
Mags was Chief Veterinarian at RSPCA NSW from 2008-2015, after starting with the organisation in 1996. The Chief Veterinarian was responsible for the organisation’s 4 Veterinary hospitals. She was involved in the development and management of community programs in remote regional areas of NSW, working with local veterinarians and government to improve the welfare of pets in those communities. Programs for the disadvantaged, including the elderly have since been incorporated into the University of Sydney Veterinary Undergraduate Degree. The role also included Veterinary oversight of animal cruelty matters, ensuring adherence to legislation and policy and any related media.
Prior to her role at Greencross, Mags spent 4 years as the Chief Veterinary Officer for PetSure, working closely with the Veterinary Profession and Industry to increase Pet Insurance awareness and penetration in Australia.