Whittem Bio

Dr. SaveTed Whittem

At-Large Director, Region III (Australia, New Zealand, Asia)


Professor Ted Whittem is head of the Melbourne Veterinary School, the graduate school responsible for delivery of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and research in veterinary biosciences and veterinary clinical sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Prior to this role, he served eight years as associate dean for clinical programs in the University’s veterinary science faculty. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BVSc in 1980 and worked in private practice for eight years before completing his PhD in veterinary pharmacology at the University of Georgia in 1991.

Professor Whittem has served on veterinary examination committees in the US, Europe and Australia and held executive roles for the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Australian Capital Territory Division of Australian Veterinary Association.

Professor Whittem’s research focus areas are therapeutic outcomes and food safety from a residues perspective. He has ongoing research collaborations with scientists in US, Europe and Australia. He has supervised 16 research graduate students to completion and published over 60 peer-reviewed research papers.

Professor Whittem has also worked as a senior executive in veterinary pharmaceuticals. He has brought more than 30 products to the market, and is an inventor on 11 patent families.

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