Professor Jacquie Rand
BSVc (Melb), DVSc ( Guelph ), DACVIM (Int Med)
Centre for Companion Animal Health
School of Veterinary Science
The University of Queensland
Brisbane Qld 4072
Professor Rand was appointed Professor of Companion Animal Health in 2001, and in 2002 became founder and director of the Centre for Companion Animal Health at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is an internationally recognised leader in diabetes and obesity research in cats and dogs . She has published extensively in these areas, and is the author of many book chapters. In November 2007 Professor Rand was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland.
In addition to her diabetes and obesity research, Professor Rand is currently involved in developing programs in areas that enrich human-animal relationships, and prevent unwanted and problem pets, as well as fundraising to support a wide variety of research in companion animal health throughout the veterinary school. Professor Rand has attracted extensive and ongoing support for Centre studies from industry groups in the US and Europe.
Professor Rand graduated from Melbourne University in 1975, and worked in practice for 8 years before doing a residency and doctorate at the Ontario Veterinary College, Canada, followed by 3 years as a senior registrar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1989; and in 1990 returned to Australia to take up a senior academic position at the University of Queensland.
Jacquie is married with a teenage daughter, Lisette, and lives with her husband Tom in Brisbane. Two other wonderful family members are her dog Mescha and a Burmese cat, Merlin (pictured). Jacquie's leisurely pursuits include orienteering and cross country sking.
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