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Dr Adele Feakes

Team Member: Employer expectations study

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BVSc(Hons1), GCHEd, PhD candidate. Dr Adele Feakes is a Lecturer in Veterinary Practice Management, School of Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide. read more...
She led the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) 2013 Seed Grant “Reshaping Veterinary Business Curricula to Improve Graduate’s Business Skills: A Shared Resource for Educators”. She has served as a Director on the Board of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and is currently President of their special interest group: Veterinarians in Education, Research and Academia (VERA). Adele’s teaching and research interests include career sector intent, entrepreneurial intent and development of entrepreneurial capabilities in university students and farmers in developing countries. Prior to becoming an academic, Adele was Principal of a successful five-veterinarian rural mixed practice for 24 years. Adele’s caseload in rural practice focused on production animals, horses and alpaca, especially reproduction. Her entrepreneurial bend was expressed in aligning the capabilities of the practice to client needs, including development of the largest sheep faecal egg counting laboratory in South Australia, reproductive services for horses, cattle, sheep, alpaca and goats and a dairy discussion group. The practice hosted many students from Australian and overseas veterinary schools, and employed many graduates. Adele has also worked in emergency practice, as a contract On Plant Veterinary Officer for the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS), and currently works in urban practice on a regular sessional basis.