Dr Julian Lunn

BVSc MACVSc (Small Animal Med) MACVSc (Small Animal Surgery) MVetClinStud (Neurology)

Dr Julian Lunn

Dr Julian Lunn graduated from the University of Sydney in 1996.  He spent the first four years in mixed practice in South-Eastern NSW (Braidwood) and Bath in the UK.

On returning to Australia, Julian took up a position at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital working in the Primary Accession and Medicine Referral services before commencing a residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2003. He successfully gained membership in Small Animal Medicine in 2003 and in Small Animal Surgery in 2006.

Julian completed his surgical residency in 2007, having spent time at Murdoch University and Colorado State University’s Oncology department as part of his training. He also graduated with a Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies after completing a thesis on Canine Neural Angiostrongyliasis. 

In January 2008, Julian first joined Veterinary Specialist Services in their early days in the Compton Road practice. For the following 6 years Julian worked at the Underwood practice before joint the Carrara team in 2013 and remained there until December 2016

In 2017, Julian and his family moved down to Newcastle in NSW to start a new referral practice at the Animal Referral and Emergency Centre. As well as a sea change, Julian was able to build up a busy referral surgery practice alongside the emergency service, continuing to train interns as part of the practice.

As the children approached high school age, Julian and his family elected to move back North of the Border and settle the kids into new schools in Toowoomba in October 2021. Since then, Julian has been consulting and lecturing at the University of Queensland’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Gatton. Julian has also been consulting at JCU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Townsville on a regular basis since July 2022.

Julian is the author of several peer-reviewed articles published in multiple journals on areas ranging from cardiovascular, hepatobiliary and soft tissue surgery, oncology and infectious diseases. He has lectured in several countries including the US, UK and Thailand. He has presented at numerous conferences including WSAVA, Australian College Science Week and the AVA annual conference as well as regularly speaking at online conferences in recent years for Vet Education and Vet Prac and contributing to Control and Therapy publication as part of the Postgraduate Foundation of the University of Sydney.

Through his time at the University of Sydney, Veterinary Specialist Services, AREC (Newcastle), the University of Queensland and James Cook University, Julian has gained a wide experience in all areas of surgery and accordingly, Juilian is an accomplished and highly experienced surgeon in areas of soft tissue, neuro, cardiovascular, oncological and orthopaedic surgery. 

Outside of work hours, Julian is kept busy running around after his three young children, two energetic ex-RSPCA dogs and four guinea pigs. He has high hopes of spending more time in his woodwork shed.


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