International honour for Charles Sturt vet in Wagga Wagga

13 OCTOBER 2020

International honour for Charles Sturt vet in Wagga Wagga

Charles Sturt academic Dr Allan Gunn in Wagga Wagga made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

  • Charles Sturt University academic Dr Allan Gunn has been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • The prestigious Fellowship recognises excellence and commitment to enhancing the veterinary profession
  • Dr Gunn’s current research focuses on large animal reproduction in  horses, sheep and cattle

A Charles Sturt University academic has been recognised internationally for his work to advance clinical practice in large animal reproduction and production.

Dr Allan Gunn from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation and School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences has been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom.

The prestigious Fellowships have been awarded by the College for more than 140 years to veterinary surgeons who have demonstrated excellence and shown commitment to using their experience and knowledge to enhance the profession.

Dr Gunn has worked primarily in cattle and horse reproductive practice in Zimbabwe, Australia, the UK and Beijing.

His research and teaching focuses on veterinary reproduction, and with the diseases and physiology of animal reproductive systems.

Dr Gunn said he’s humbled to be counted among the RCVS Fellows.

“It is humbling in that one of the oldest and prestigious professional bodies in the world has recognised my contribution to the clinical practice of the veterinary profession,” Dr Gunn said.

“I’m grateful for the support and advice that colleagues from all around the world have freely given to me to enhance the growth of my career.

“I’ve also been pleased to do the same for others and place a high value on mentoring, disseminating peer-reviewed research, and leadership.

“That’s something that I aim to continue to do in my teaching role working with the veterinary professionals of the future at Charles Sturt University.

“It is our responsibility to highlight the importance and value of veterinarians to the global ‘one health’ concept for the well-being of the planet,” Dr Gunn said.

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented Dr Gunn being able to attend the Fellowship presentation in the United Kingdom in person, but his achievement was acknowledged in an online ceremony.

Media Note:

Dr Allan Gunn is based at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga. To arrange interviews, contact Graham Centre communications officer Emily Malone 0439552385 or email

The Graham Centre is an alliance between Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

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