2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Deborah Burnett


I was born in Sydney Australia, where I completed my high school education. After completion of high school I took a year off to travel the world and take part in several conservation programs in Africa and outback Australia. In 2007 I started my Veterinary degree, at the University of Sydney, which was completed in 2012. In 2010 I took some time off from my Veterinary Studies to complete a Science honors project in the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, where I took part in a research project investigating the role of apoptosis in platelet production.


My non-veterinary interests include travel and camping as well as most forms of arts and crafts. I also enjoy working with wildlife and have been involved in several wildlife programs in Australia, helping to treat or raise native animals.

Career Goal:

I am currently completing a Companion Animal Internship at Massey University in New Zealand. I eventually aim to complete a PhD in veterinary medicine or biochemistry. I really enjoy Emergency Medicine and would one day like to complete a residency in Emergency and Critical Care, aiming towards board certification in this area.