Dr Anne Fawcett
Dr Anne Fawcett

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Qualifications: BA (Hons) BSc(Vet)(Hons) BVSc(Hons) MVetStud GradCertEd (Higher Ed) MANZCVS (Animal Welfare) DipECAWBM(AWSEL)

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Specialisation: Ethics and Welfare

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Anne Fawcett is a lecturer in veterinary science as well as a companion animal practitioner in Sydney’s Inner West. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in philosophy with honours, she completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) at the University of Sydney. She completed a Masters in veterinary studies (small animal medicine and surgery) through Murdoch University. She has a strong interest in companion animal welfare and is currently studying animal welfare through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. Research and teaching interests include the interaction of humans and animals in a veterinary clinical context, clinical veterinary practice and veterinary ethics. Anne is the author of numerous academic publications including peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a founding member of the Human Animal Research Network at Sydney University

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Hernandez E, Fawcett A, Brouwer E, Rau J, Turner PV (2018) Speaking up: veterinary ethical responsibilities and animal welfare issues in everyday practice. Animals 8(1):15; doi:10.3390/ani8010015 Download free from MDPI.

FAWCETT, A. 2018. One health and antimicrobial resistance. In Practice, 40, 126.

FAWCETT, A. & CHADWICK, M. 2018. Clients who cannot afford to pay. In Practice, 40, 38.

FAWCETT, A. & MCGREEVY, P. 2018. One Welfare. Australian Veterinary Journal, 96, N8-N9.

FAWCETT, A. & MULLAN, S. 2018. Managing moral distress in practice. In Practice, 40, 34.


Degeling C, Fawcett A, Collins T, Hazel S, Johnson J, Lloyd J, Phillips CJC, Stafford K, Tzioumis V & McGreevy P (2017). Students’ opinions on welfare and ethics issues for companion animals in Australian and New Zealand veterinary schools. Australian Veterinary Journal 95(6):189-193.

Fawcett A, Brailey, J (2017) Taking a full lunch break. In Practice 39:238-239.

Fawcett A. (2017) Brachycephalic dogs and honesty with clients. In Practice 39(1):45.


Fawcett A, Halliday C, Danesi P, Taylor D, Johnson R (2016). Acute fungal hepatitis caused by Fusarium oxysporum complex in a pet Central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) Australian Veterinary Practitioner 46(1):13-16. [NB this paper won the Atwell Award for Best Case Report for 2016]

Fawcett A and Shea G (2016). Curvature of the penis in a male neutered cat with lower urinary tract obstruction. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 46(1):23-24.

Fawcett A (2016) Veterinarians need support to break the silence. Commentary by Fawcett on Lachance on Breaking Silence. Animal Sentience 69:1-3.

Leshinsky J, Beatty J, Fawcett A, Voss K, Markara M, Krockenberger M and Barrs V (2016) Aldosterone and progesterone secreting adrenocortical adenocarcinoma in a cat with a concurrent meningioma. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports DOI:10.1177/2055116915624448


Fawcett A, Sullivan ND & Allan GS (2015) What is your diagnosis? Nodule on the tail of a ferret. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 45(4):181-182.

Johnson J, Collins T, Degeling C, Fawcett A, Fisher AD, Freire R, Hazel SJ, Hood J, Lloyd J, Phillips CJC, Stafford K, Tzioumis V & McGreevy PD (2015) The first shared online curriculum resources for veterinary undergraduate learning and teaching in animal welfare and ethics in Australia and New Zealand. Animals 5(2):395-406; doi 10.3390/ani5020362

McDonagh P, Sheehy PA, Fawcett A and Norris JM (2015) In Vitro inhibition of field isolates of feline calicivirus with short interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Veterinary Microbiology 177:78-86.

McDonagh P, Sheehy PA, Fawcett A and Norris JM (2015) Antiviral effect of mefloquine on feline calicivirus in vitro. Veterinary Microbiology 176:370-377.

Moffet J, Matthew S and Fawcett A (2015). Building career resilience in veterinarians. In Practice 37:38-41


Fawcett A, Shea G, Cutter S (2014) Black Whipsnake (Demansia papuensis species group) envenomation in a Jack Russell terrier. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44(2):627-630.

Joffe M, O’Shannessy D, Dhand NK, Westman M and Fawcett A (2014) Characteristics of persons convicted for offences relating to animal hoarding in New South Wales. Australian Veterinary Journal 92(10):369-375.

Fawcett A, Malik R, Howlett CR, McDonald MM, Culvenor J, Pool R and Allan GS (2014) Polyostotic hyperostosis in a domestic shorthair cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 16:432-440.

Fawcett A, Irwin P (2014) Diagnosis and treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. In Pracrice 36(10:482-483).

Fawcett A, Yao Y and Miller R (2014) Probable dietary-induced thiamine deficiency in a cat fed pet meat containing sulfur dioxide preservative. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44(1):554-559.

Fawcett A and Irwin P (2014) Review of treatment of generalised tetanus in dogs. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 44(1):574-578.

Fawcett A, Fyfe J and Malik R (2014) Non-tuberculous cutaneous granulomas in dogs and cats (canine leproid granuloma and feline leprosy syndrome). In: Bonagura J.D. &Twedt D.C. (eds.) Current Veterinary Therapy XV St Louis: Elsevier Saunders.


Fawcett A and Woon S (2013) Pest or patient? In Practice 35(10):614-615.

Fawcett A (2013) Dealing with the difficult clinical encounter. In Practice 35:531-534.

Fawcett A and Norsworthy G (2013) Applying digital photography in general practice. In Practice 35:336-341.

Fawcett A (2013) Everyday Ethics: Anaesthetic death – who pays? In Practice 35:38-39.


Fawcett A and Brailey J (2012) Everyday Ethics: Are you positive? The fate of a shelter cat. In Practice 34:614-615.

Fawcett A and Phillips A (2012) Clinical Snapshot: A Poodle with a Facial Lesion. Compendium.

Worthing KA, Wigney DI, Dhand NK, Fawcett A, McDonagh P, Malik R and Norris JM (2012) Risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis in Australian cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.


Phillips A, Fawcett A, Allan G, Wilkinson M, Fraser D and Malik R (2011) Vitamin-D dependent non-type 1, non-type 2 rickets in a 3-month-old Cornish Rex kitten. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 13:526-531.

Fawcett A (2011) Management of husbandry-related problems in guinea pigs. In Practice 33:163-171.

Fawcett A and Baguley J (2011) Everyday Ethics: social media menace. In Practice 33:190-191.


Fawcett A, Phillips A and Malik R (2010) Hypoglycaemia and acute hepatic failure associated with xylitol ingestion in a Staffordshire-terrier cross. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 40:142-147.

Fawcett A, Phillips A and Billson M (2010) Ocular haemangiosarcoma in a Husky. Compendium: Continuing Education for Veterinarians. September 2010, E1-E2.

Fawcett A (2010) Everyday Ethics: the wrong vaccine. In Practice 32:214-215.

Fawcett A (2010) Everyday Ethics: insulin overdose. In Practice 32:270-271.

Malik R, Ward MP, Seavers A, Fawcett A, Bell E, Govendir M and Page SW (2010) Permethrin spot-on intoxication of cats: Literature review and survey of veterinary practitioners in Australia. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 12:5-14.


Fawcett A (2009) Everyday Ethics: too much information. In Practice 31:266-267.

Fawcett A, Phillips A, Sullivan N and Allen G (2009) Segmental uterine aplasia with ipsilateral renal agenesis in a mixed breed cat. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 39(1):31-33.

Fawcett A and Phillips A (2009) The curious case of the cat with the munchies (clinical letter). A. Compendium of Veterinary Continuing Education, January 2009 p25.

Books, book chapters and scientific resources

Fawcett A, Gopinath D, May A and Moss-Davis J (eds) (2018) The Vet Cookbook: A Guide to Feeding the Domestic Human. Centre for Veterinary Education: Sydney.

Mullan S and Fawcett A (2017) Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Decisions. 5M: London.

Fawcett A (2016) Mourning for animals: a companion animal veterinarian’s perspective. In Mourning Animals: Rituals and Practices Surrounding Animal Death. ed de Mello M. East Lansing: Michigan University Press. Pp171-178.

Fawcett A (2015) Cases 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 2.2, 2.3, 4.6, 5.2, 8.6, 9.13 In Feline Medicine Review and Test, eds S. Taylor & A. Harvey. Saunders Elsevier.

Fawcett A (2013) Euthanasia and morally justifiable killing in a veterinary clinical context. In Animal Death pp204-218. Sydney University Press.

Fawcett A and Johnson P (2012) Draft guidelines for the housing of mice in scientific institutions. Department of Primary Industries Animal Welfare Branch


Fawcett A and Kelman M (2008) Amitraz toxicity in a dog following ingestion of amitraz-impregnated collar. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 38(4): 142-145.

McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Pride C, Fawcett A, Grassi T and Jones, B (2008) Overweight or obese cats presented to Australian veterinary practices: risk factors and prevalence. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 38(3)-98-107.


McGreevy PD, Thomson PC, Pride C, Fawcett A, Grassi T and Jones B (2005) Prevalence of obesity in dogs examined by Australian veterinary practices and the risk factors involved. The Veterinary Record, 156, 695-702.