Our People

Our People - Chamberlain Veterinary Services


Dr Philip Chamberlain BVSC (Hons), QCAH (HONS), MRCVS

Philip began his career as a dairy farmer and studied veterinary science at a mature age, then developed a career as a dairy veterinary clinician and consultant in Britain, Germany, Asia and Australia.

He taught final year students in dairy cattle medicine and developed two rural veterinary practices for the University of Queensland Veterinary School. Philip also trained foreign adult veterinarians during a two-year secondment to the Federal Government Education Department.

Philip has developed Animal Welfare and Quality Assurance guidelines, policy and training programs for the cattle, aquaculture and deer industries. While managing the Subtropical Dairy Program he implemented innovative extension programs across Qld and northern NSW. Philip was influential in the development of many new farmer training programs across many Primary Industries whilst a Board member of FarmBiz Qld.

Philip has a proven track record in industry liaison and change management. He has been influential in the development of control strategies for the Foot and Mouth outbreak in Britain, as well as the more recent Equine Influenza outbreak in Australia. Philip oversaw the relocation and redevelopment of the School of Veterinary Science at Queensland University, as well as the coordination of the Veterinary School Accreditation process.

Philip is a multi-skilled project manager and trouble shooter, with the ability to identify practical solutions to complex challenging issues facing industries and organisations in the rural sector.

Dr Irmi Chamberlain DVM, PhD

A multilingual scientist with a PhD in microbiology originally trained as a Doctor of Veterinary Science. Following four years of private veterinary practice management in Germany moved to a product management position with a large multinational pharmaceutical company, developing and promoting new vaccines, training staff, registering products and market research.

She took on a research manager’s position with the same company after moving to Australia, developing and registering cattle vaccines. Irmi is currently directing a private veterinary consultancy, conducting veterinary pharmaceutical field trials, managing R&D projects, and developing courses.

Irmi is a flexible, hard-working team player, effective communicator with well-developed managerial and organizational skills, working successfully within timelines and budgets.