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Biographical entry Miller, Sydney John (Syd) (1926 - 2017)

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Born
1926
Tambo, Queensland, Australia
Died
2017
Occupation
Veterinary scientist

Summary

Syd Miller was a veterinary scientist who, while in private practice for nearly 25 years, developed an extensive artificial insemination business. He was veterinary consultant to many of Australia's leading stud and commercial operations, and involved in 27 projects in 17 developing countries. In the late 1970s he became interested in bovine embryo transfer and until retiring in 2000 focused on this field. Miller was actively involved in professional organisations as committee member and President, particularly the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian College of Veterinary Science.

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1949 -
Career position - Member, Australian Veterinary Association
1949
Education - BVSc, University of Sydney
1949 - 1954
Career position - Veterinarian (later Assistant Director), Sheep and Wool Branch, Queensland Department of Primary Industries
1954 - 1957
Career position - Manager, Buckinbah Merino Stud, Queensland
1957
Education - MVSc, University of Queensland
1958 - 1982
Career event - In private practice, Warwick, Queensland
1970
Career position - President, Queensland Division, Australian Veterinary Association
1974 - 1984
Career position - Member, Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board
1974 - 2017
Award - Fellow, Australian College of Veterinary Science
1976
Career position - President, Australian College of Veterinary Science
1976
Award - Gilruth Prize for Meritorious Service to Veterinary Science, Australian Veterinary Association
1982 - 2017
Career event - Fellow, Australian Society of Animal Production
1983
Award - Kesteven Medal, Australian Veterinary Association and Australian College of Veterinary Science
1986
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1992 - 2017
Award - Life Member, Australian Veterinary Association
2000
Life event - Retired

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Journal Articles

  • Anon, '1976 Gilruth Prize award to Sydney John Miller', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 56, 1976, p. 198. Details
  • Wise, C., 'Sydney John Miller 1926 - 2017', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 96, no. 5, 2018, p. 166. Details

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