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Biographical entry Butterfield, Rex Milton (1921 - 2014)

Born
22 December 1921
Fulham, South Australia, Australia
Died
2 September 2014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Veterinarian

Summary

Rex Butterfield completed his studies at Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1941, followed by four years in the armed forces and ten years in private practice. He was appointed as the foundation Chair in Veterinary Anatomy at University of Sydney in 1966. His research was directed at understanding the basis for improved carcase quality in meat-producing animals, receiving worldwide attention and leading to major advances in the field. Butterfield was the Australian universities' representative on the Australian Meat Research Committee, President of the Australian Equine Research Foundation, and a member of Expert Panels on the selection of stock for meat production. He was active in forging stronger ties between the University and both the veterinary profession and rural industries. In addition he was an active participant in the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

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1950
Education - BVSc, University of Sydney
1960 - 1965
Career Position - Research Fellow, University of Queensland
1961
Education - MVSc, University of Queensland
1963
Education - PhD, University of Queensland
1963 - 1966
Career position - Senior Research Officer, University of Queensland
1966 - 1986
Career position - Professor of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Sydney
1968
Education - DVSc, University of Queensland
1970 - 1973
Career position - Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
1971
Career position - Foundation President, Australian College of Veterinary Science
1986
Life event - Retired
1996
Award - Hon DSc, University of Sydney
1999
Award - International Award, American Meat Science Association

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