Dr Saul Chemonges is a seasoned PhD-qualified veterinarian who began his career in Uganda (East Africa) before joining The University of Queensland (UQ), where he completed further postgraduate training in small animal medicine, surgery & the management of pain in animals.
After briefly working in small animal practice in Brisbane, Saul accepted an expatriate veterinary position in Hong Kong, where he worked for a while, before subsequently establishing his own veterinary clinic.
He also won an industry prize from a household multinational animal health company for his research on the regulation of the body temperature in dogs during surgery at UQ that was published in the Australian Veterinary Practitioner.
He was the first person to research and record the risk posed by a notorious flesh-eating fly on pet dogs in Hong Kong and its implications on pet dog migration to Australia from that territory. His work on this fly continues to make international headlines.
Outside his passion for veterinary science research, Saul enjoys spending time with his young family comprised of both humans and companion animals. He also likes collecting quirky antiques, photographing road signs and playing lawn tennis.