NSW / ACT Edition 1, 2 & 3
Dr Michael Cannon
BVSc, MACVSc, Grad Dip Ed
Since his graduation from University of Sydney in 1976, Dr Michael Cannon has been working in private practice in NSW, first in Forestville until 1979 and then in Wollongong where he still practises.
Dr Cannon has developed an interest in avian medicine and surgery, being awarded Membership of the Avian Health Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1985. He maintains a small private collection of Australian parrots and is involved in rehabilitation of Australian native animals, particularly birds. He was Teacher-in-Charge of Zookeeping at Sydney Institute of Technology from 1990 until 2001. This course is based at Taronga Zoo, Mosman. He was also Project Officer for Curriculum Development and Accreditation of the Zookeeping Certificate for NSW TAFE Commission and is a member of the Animal Welfare and Ethics Board for TAFE.
Since 1990 Dr Cannon has been a consultant veterinarian to many wildlife parks throughout Australia where he provides veterinary services to a broad range of mammals, reptiles, birds and fish.
Dr Cannon is a foundation member of the Non-Indigenous Animals Advisory Committee to NSW Minister for Agriculture and Chairman of its Avian Sub-Committee since 1991. He was a President of the Avian Health Chapter of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and a past President of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Australian Chapter. He was President of the Avicultural Society of NSW from 1989-1991 and has been Chairman of the Research and Development Subcommittee of the Avicultural Federation of Australia since 1986.
Since 2001 Dr Cannon has been an Honorary Staff Associate of the University of Sydney Veterinary Science Faculty. He is also a Distance Education Tutor in Avian Medicine for graduate veterinarians through the University of Sydney Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science. Beginning in 2005, Dr Cannon will be an Adjunct Lecturer in the University of Sydney Veterinary Faculty, coordinating teaching and training in Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pets Medicine to undergraduate students.
In 2003, Dr Cannon spent a month, as sabbatical and training for a Fellowship in Avian Health with the Australian College of Veterinary Science, working with Dr Michael Taylor in the Avian and Exotic Medicine Department of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada.