Richard Malik graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981. He initially trained in veterinary anesthesia and intensive care, then moved to ANU where he completed a Ph.D. degree in neuropharmacology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. He subsequently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neurobiology Research Centre at the University of Sydney, before returning to his alma mater as a Medicine Resident in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He remained there for 16 years in a variety of positions, most notable as the Valentine Charlton Senior Lecturer in Feline Medicine (from 1995 to 2002). Since 2002, Malik has worked as a Senior Consultant at the Post Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science, and he finds time also to see cases in a number of practices in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. Malik is a Member of the College in Canine Medicine and a Fellow at Feline Medicine, and a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Medicine in NSW. In addition, he has strong and varied research interests, most notably infectious diseases (such as cryptococcosis and mycobacterial infections), genetic diseases, diseases of cats in general, and most recently diseases of koalas. He has a strong commitment to veterinary continuing education, and to collegiate interactions with small animal colleagues in Asia.
Biography Updated on 10 April 2009