Dr Megan Bredhauer (nee Parker)
Dr. Megan graduated from The University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 1991 and was awarded her PhD from The University of Queensland in 2000 for studies in bird medicine and microbiology. Megan has worked as a vet in both private and university vet practices; in Canberra, Wagga, Brisbane and Redcliffe. She has a particular interest in medicine of dogs, cats and birds; and higher education in veterinary science.
Megan has spent a lot of her career in education of veterinarians and was the Director of Perth's Murdoch University’s Office of Continuing Veterinary Education in 1997 - 1999 designing numerous Continuing Education courses for veterinarians and veterinary nurses. She commenced work as Executive Officer of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in May 2002, becoming Chief Executive Officer between 2008 and 2013. In these roles she managed the domestic and international business, training and examination systems of the only specialist training College for veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand. In 2012; Megan was a finalist for Brisbane not-for-profit manager of the year through her work in this role.
From 2013 - 2015 Megan worked as a technical advisor veterinarian for animal health company Novartis (the makers of Sentinel, Interceptor, Atopica, Onsior to name a few). This role was based in Sydney and after a few years commuting and working in a different timezone to HQ over summer - Megan is glad to be based back in Brisbane and working alongside classmate and husband Bernie; steering the next, exciting phase of their practice; which includes expansion into the Virginia/Banyo/Nudgee region with St Vincents Vets, and purchase of a new practice building for Northgate Vets ; plus diversification of their pet-related services.
Megan is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2007) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (2008). She owns and manages St Vincents Vets plus works as a veterinarian. Always an advocate for life-long learning; Megan completed a distance continuing education program in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care through The University of Sydney in 2016 and is currently studying for her subspecialty in smal animal medicine.
Megan is the mother of two grown daughters and the lover of her 17 pets. She enjoys a good book, gutsy TV dramas, socialising and walking her dogs on the Brisbane foreshaw or beside Kedron Brook.