Dr Ted Donelan
Dr Ted Donelan is a veterinarian based in Victoria, where he ran private practices for more than 30 years. He is a Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association, a Senior Academic Associate of the University of Melbourne and Life Member of RSPCA Victoria. Ted has always been interested in animal welfare and the relationships between animals and their human companions. He was a founding director of the Delta Society in Australia in 1987, and has a long record of contribution to animal welfare issues and urban animal management at local, state and national levels. Ted has also had decades of involvement in Indigenous affairs. For the past fifteen years he has provided a veterinary service including a comprehensive dog health program to the remote indigenous community of Maningrida, which with its outstations encompasses an area of some 10,000 square kilometers in the Northern Territory. Following these interests, it was a natural progression to involvement in Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities, where Ted has served on the Board for eleven years including six as President.