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Associate Professor of Companion Animal Medicine, James Cook University

Richard Squires leads the veterinary clinical sciences team at James Cook University in Townsville, northern Australia.

Richard graduated as a veterinarian from Bristol University. After a short spell in general practice he obtained postgraduate clinical training at the Universities of Cambridge and Pennsylvania and research training at Glasgow. His PhD was awarded for research in which he sought a retroviral aetiology for canine lymphoma. He is a Diplomate of both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and he holds the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Diploma of Veterinary Radiology.

Richard held faculty positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and at Massey University in New Zealand prior to taking up his current position in 2007.

Throughout much of his career Richard has taught and assessed veterinary students in a clinical setting while providing referral clinical services in the broad discipline of canine and feline internal medicine. Most of his research has been on canine and feline infectious diseases. In addition, for five years in New Zealand, Richard taught and carried out research in veterinary virology.

Richard is a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s eight-member Scientific Advisory Committee and of its four-member Vaccination Guidelines Group.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, James Cook University