Mr Andres Ardila Avila

Production Animal Clinician

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
+61 7 54601 946


Andres graduated from Universidad de La Salle (Bogota, Colombia) in 2000 as a Medico Veterinario (MV) and then migrated to Australia where he completed a Master of Natural Resource Economics at UQ in 2003. He is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy degree investigating the biology and epidemiology of Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis in rangeland beef cattle in Northern Australia. Since joining the School of Veterinary Science in 2003, he has been involved with teaching Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technology students and is a member of the UQ Production Animal Service. His research interests include prevention and control of lameness in dairy cattle and improving the welfare of dairy calves through sensible husbandry. He has also been involved in the development and delivery of veterinary programs to international students in Australia and overseas

Research Interests

  • Calf Health Programs
  • Prevalence of Bovine Digital Dermatitis in commercial dairy herds in South East Queensland
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of locally and systemically administered analgesics and anti-inflammatories on disbudding of dairy calves
  • Benefits of routine functional hoof trimming in dairy herds in South East Queensland


  • Master of Natural Resource Economics, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, De La Salle (Colombia)


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