Livestock biosecurity program contacts

Page last updated: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 3:03pm

Western Australia exports about 80% of its livestock and livestock product annually. The Livestock Biosecurity program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) manages evidence-based systems that maintain and independently verify our high animal health and food safety status. These systems underpin our export and domestic markets and assure consumers that our livestock products are free of residues, contaminants and disease agents.

Listed below are contacts for the DPIRD Livestock Biosecurity program.

Protect your markets and human health - report livestock disease to a vet

The earlier diseases are reported to a vet, the faster they can be controlled, minimising the impact on individual farmers and industry. To report unusual disease signs, abnormal behaviour or unexpected deaths in your livestock, contact:

  • your private vet
  • your closest DPIRD field vet - see table below, or
  • the Emergency Animal Disease hotline 1800 675 888 (not to be used for general agriculture enquiries).

Field Veterinary Officers - contact details

Albany

Dr Andrew Larkins
andrew.larkins@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9892 8530
+61 (0) 438 610 437

Broome

 

Dr Graham Mackereth
graham.mackereth@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9194 1420
+61 (0)477 358 066

Bunbury

Dr Kevin Hepworth
kevin.hepworth@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9780 6282
+61 (0)475 834 486

Katanning

Dr Kristine Rayner
kristine.rayner@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9821 3248
+61 (0)459 880 384

Merredin

Dr Rod Thompson
rod.thompson@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9690 2156
+61 (0)467 766 720

Moora

Dr Courtenay Bombara
courtenay.bombara@dpird.wa.gov.au 
+61 (0)8 9651 0555
+61 (0)418 835 658

Narrogin

Dr Anna Erickson
anna.erickson@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9881 0211
+61 (0)437 801 416

Northam

Dr Rod Thompson
rod.thompson@dpird.wa.gov.au
+61 (0)8 9690 2156
+61 (0)467 766 720

Livestock Biosecurity Policy and Planning

Director Livestock Biosecurity
Dr Peter Gray

+61 (0)8 9368 3342
peter.gray@dpird.wa.gov.au

Chief Veterinary Officer
Dr Michelle Rodan

+61 (0)8 9368 3342
michelle.rodan@dpird.wa.gov.au

Acting Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer
Dr Jamie Finkelstein
+61 (0)8 9368 3342
jamie.finkelstein@dpird.wa.gov.au

Emergency Animal Disease Preparedness
Dr Sue Skirrow

+61 (0)8 9892 8490
sue.skirrow@dpird.wa.gov.au

Aquatic Animal Biosecurity
Dr Karen Dowd

+61 (0)8 9368 3010
karen.dowd@dpird.wa.gov.au

Property of origin statements for Western Australia livestockbiosecurity@dpird.wa.gov.au 

Livestock Biosecurity communications
Suzy Norton

+61 (0)8 9368 3367
suzanna.norton@dpird.wa.gov.au

Livestock Biosecurity administration
Clare Smale

Telephone: +61 (0)8 9368 3342


Animal Integrity Systems (veterinary chemicals, stock identification, movement, NLIS, stockfeed)

Project Manager and Brands Registrar
Dr Bruce Twentyman

+61 (0)8 9363 4127
bruce.twentyman@dpird.wa.gov.au

Livestock identification and Brands, National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)

1300 926 547
(1300 WA NLIS)
brands@dpird.wa.gov.au

NLIS operations manager
Beth Green

+61 (0)8 9780 6159
beth.green@dpird.wa.gov.au

Veterinary chemicals
Dr Faheem Noor

+61 (0)8 9368 3459
faheem.noor@dpird.wa.gov.au

Stockfeed
Dr Katie Webb

+61 (0)8 9780 6255
katie.webb@dpird.wa.gov.au

Animal Health Surveillance

Project Manager
Dr Marion Seymour

+61 (0)8 9651 0534
marion.seymour@dpird.wa.gov.au

National Arbovirus Monitoring Program (NAMP)
Dr Marion Seymour

+61 (0)8 9651 0534
marion.seymour@dpird.wa.gov.au

National Significant Disease Investigation program WA coordinator
Dr Kevin Hepworth

+61 (0)8 9780 6282
kevin.hepworth@dpird.wa.gov.au

National Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) Program
Dr Katie Webb

+61 (08) 9780 6255
katie.webb@dpird.wa.gov.au 

Sheep, goats and horse biosecurity
Dr Anna Erickson

+61 (0)8 9881 0211
anna.erickson@dpird.wa.gov.au

Cattle biosecurity
Dr Andrew Larkins

+61 (0)8 9892 8530
andrew.larkins@dpird.wa.gov.au

Pig biosecurity
Dr Sue Skirrow

+61 (0)8 9892 8490
sue.skirrow@dpird.wa.gov.au

Poultry biosecurity
Dr Nicole Tan

+61 (0)8 9368 3316
nicole.tan@dpird.wa.gov.au 

Wildlife surveillance
Dr Emily Glass

+61 (0)8 9368 3360
emily.glass@dpird.wa.gov.au 

DPIRD Diagnostics & Laboratory Services (DDLS) -
Animal pathology

Sample submission enquiries
+61 (0)8 9368 3351

Animal Disease Control

Project Manager
Dr Jamie Finkelstein

+61 (0)8 9368 3342
jamie.finkelstein@dpird.wa.gov.au

Ovine Johne's disease
operations coordinator
Dr Anna Erickson

+61 (0)8 9881 0211
anna.erickson@dpird.wa.gov.au

Johne's disease in cattle
operations coordinator
Dr Jamie Finkelstein

+61 (0)8 9368 3342
jamie.finkelstein@dpird.wa.gov.au

Ovine brucellosis
Dr Kristine Rayner

+61 (0)8 9821 3248
kristine.rayner@dpird.wa.gov.au

Footrot activity manager
Dr Jenny Cotter

+61 (0)8 9892 8421
jennifer.cotter@dpird.wa.gov.au

Footrot operations manager
Peta Fissioli

+61 (0)8 9690 2118
peta.fissioli@dpird.wa.gov.au

Post-border liver fluke
enquiries
Leigh Sonneman

+61 (0)8 9368 3154
leigh.sonneman@dpird.wa.gov.au

Livestock Movement Operations:
importations into WA
and client enquiries

Kirsten Hall

Tel: +61 (0)8 9334 1800
Fax: +61 (0)8 9334 1888
kirsten.hall@dpird.wa.gov.au

 

Contact information

Livestock Biosecurity