Scott Lindsay

Mr Scott Lindsay

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Scott is a registered specialist veterinary pathologist at the University of Adelaide's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), providing anatomical and clinical pathology services to the University's Veterinary Health Centres. He coordinates the Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Theriogenology course in the first year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. He also supervises DVMI Clinical Research Projects, and teaches in the DVMIII Pathology Diagnostic Services rotation and elective. Scott is currently completing his doctorate, which involves the investigation and mitigation of reduced fecundity due to infectious disease in the endangered Australian sea lion.

After nearly a decade of veterinary practice in small and mixed animal clinics, and 5 years as a medical writer and editor with an interest in human oncology and transplant therapeutics, Scott returned to the University of Sydney to complete further studies. During his 8 years there he obtained professional qualifications as a veterinary anatomic pathologist (MACVSc and Dip ACVP), and completed a Masters degree (pathology and immunohistochemical investigation disease within captive bred dasyurids) and Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education).

Scott accepted an academic appointment in the School of Animal Veterinary Sciences at the University of Adelaide to continue his veterinary pathology teaching of DVM students and to pursue his research interest in health monitoring of Australian pinniped species. He is a member of the Marine Mammal and Seabird Health Collaborative and collaborates with researchers at the Universities of Adelaide, Sydney and Macquarie. Among other projects, the group is currently investigating the impacts of endemic hookworm and infectious disease, human-associated bacterial pathogens, and anthropogenic pollutants such as heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants, on the fecundity of the endangered Australian sea lion .

Research Interests

  • Health surveillance and haematological assessment of free-ranging seal species
  • Cause of mortality in endangered Australian sea lion pups and outcomes of disease mitigation
  • Pathology of free-ranging wildlife species
  • Proliferative diseases in companion animals
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing Senior Lecturer Veterinary Clinical Pathology The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2016 Resident, Registrar, Veterinary Clinical Pathology Lecturer and Veterinary Pathologist University of Sydney
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Sydney Australia Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
    University of Sydney Australia Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc)
    University of Sydney Australia Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2016 Registered Specialist Veterinary Pathology Australasian Veterinary Boards Council -
    Membership (Pathobiology) (MACVSc) Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists -
    Diplomate (Anatomic) (Dip, ACVP) American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) United States
    Registered Veterinarian South Australian Board of Veterinary Practitioners -
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Lindsay, S. A., Caraguel, C. G. B., O’Handley, R., Šlapeta, J., & Gray, R. (2022). Toxoplasma gondii seroprevalence in the endangered Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea). Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 10 pages.
    DOI
    2021 Lindsay, S. A., & Gray, R. (2021). A Novel Presentation of Tuberculosis with Intestinal Perforation in a Free-Ranging Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 57(1), 220-224.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2021 Taggart, P. L., Woolford, L., Dunstan, N., Allen, L., Buote, M., & Lindsay, S. A. (2021). Cutaneous Chromatophoromas in Four Species of Australian Elapid Snake. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 183, 33-38.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2021 White, J. D., Bosward, K. L., Norris, J. M., Malik, R., Lindsay, S. A., & Canfield, P. J. (2021). Renal Crest Proliferative Lesions in Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 187, 52-62.
    DOI
    2021 Lindsay, S. A., Caraguel, C., & Gray, R. (2021). Topical ivermectin is a highly effective seal ‘spot-on’: A randomised trial of hookworm and lice treatment in the endangered Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea). International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 16, 275-284.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2018 McLuckie, A., Barrs, V., Lindsay, S., Aghazadeh, M., Sangster, C., & Beatty, J. (2018). Molecular diagnosis of Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1 (FcaGHV1) infection in cats of known retrovirus status with and without lymphoma. Viruses, 10(3), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC11
    2018 Aghazadeh, M., Shi, M., Barrs, V., McLuckie, A., Lindsay, S., Jameson, B., . . . Beatty, J. (2018). A novel hepadnavirus identified in an immunocompromised domestic cat in Australia. Viruses, 10(5), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS15 Europe PMC19
    2018 Robey, R. L., Sangster, C., Gabor, M., & Lindsay, S. A. (2018). Soft tissue sarcoma in a short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus). Australian Veterinary Journal, 96(9), 360-365.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Boland, L., Lindsay, S., Brunel, L., Podadera, J., & Bennett, P. (2017). Caecocolic intussusception associated with a caecal polyp and concurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 3(1), 2055116917706652.
    DOI Scopus1
    2016 Headley, S., Mota, F., Lindsay, S., de Oliveira, L., Medeiros, A., Pretto-Giordano, L., . . . Krockenberger, M. (2016). Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii-Induced Arthritis with Encephalitic Dissemination in a Dog and Review of Published Literature. Mycopathologia, 181(7-8), 595-601.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    2016 Brennan, A., Donahoe, S., Beatty, J., Belov, K., Lindsay, S., Briscoe, K., . . . Barrs, V. (2016). Comparison of genotypes of Toxoplasma gondii in domestic cats from Australia with latent infection or clinical toxoplasmosis. Veterinary Parasitology, 228, 13-16.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS15 Europe PMC8
    2015 Donahoe, S., Lindsay, S., Krockenberger, M., Phalen, D., & Šlapeta, J. (2015). A review of neosporosis and pathologic findings of Neospora caninum infection in wildlife. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 4(2), 216-238.
    DOI Scopus133 WoS126 Europe PMC69
    2014 McCurdy, P., Sangster, C., Lindsay, S., & Vogelnest, L. (2014). Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a pygmy hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon liberiensis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45(4), 906-910.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2013 Collins, D., Angles, J., Christodoulou, J., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Boyd, J., & Krockenberger, M. (2013). Severe Subacute Necrotizing Encephalopathy (Leigh-like Syndrome) in American Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dogs. Journal of Comparative Pathology, 148(4), 345-353.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2012 Brown, A. L., Beatty, J. A., Lindsay, S. A., & Barrs, V. R. (2012). Severe systemic hypertension in a cat with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 53(2), 132-135.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS11 Europe PMC6
    2011 Farrell, M., Lindsay, S., Johnson, V., & Child, G. (2011). Massive osteolysis in a dog resembling Gorham's disease in humans. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 24(5), 389-397.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2011 King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hůrková-Hofmannová, L., Hartigan, A., . . . Šlapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research, 42(1), 75.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS16 Europe PMC9
    2010 Lindsay, S. A., Barrs, V. R., Child, G., Beatty, J. A., & Krockenberger, M. B. (2010). Myelitis due to reactivated spinal toxoplasmosis in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 12(10), 818-821.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS15 Europe PMC10
    2010 Briscoe, K. A., Barrs, V. R., Lindsay, S., Hoffmann, K. L., Cockwill, K. R., Muscatello, G., & Beatty, J. A. (2010). Encrusting cystitis in a cat secondary to Corynebacterium urealyticum infection. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 12(12), 972-977.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS12 Europe PMC9
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Gray, R., Caraguel, C., Fulham, M., Taylor, S., & Lindsay, S. (2022). Effect of endemic hookworm infection and season on Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) pup health: growth and haematologic outcomes across two seasons at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island [Poster]. In AMSA Program Book. Cairns, Australia.
    2018 Lindsay, S., Higgins, D., Slapeta, J., & Gray, R. (2018). Management of endemic hookworm disease in an endangered pinniped, Neophoca cinerea. In Program Book and Abstracts. Adelaide.

Grants and funding

Title: Health monitoring and mortality investigations of the long-nosed fur seal (LNFS) population at Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island SA
Start Date: 10 August 2020
Funding Scheme: School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Collaboration Grants
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Competitive - non-HERDC
Funder Name (Organisation): University of Adelaide
Investigators: Gray R, Fulham M
Application Date: 24 July 2020
Award Date: 10 August 2020
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 4,000
Record created at source: 21 July 2021

Title: Investigation and mitigation of reduced fecundity due to infectious disease in the endangered Australian sea lion, N. cinerea
Start Date: 1 July 2016
Funding Scheme: The Herman Slade Foundation Research Grant
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Cat 3 - Industry and Other Research Income - International Competitive
Funder Name (Organisation): The Hermon Slade Foundation
Investigators: Gray R, Slapeta J, Higgins D, Marcus A
Application Date: 6 March 2016
Award Date: 1 July 2016
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 57,590
Record created at source: 21 July 2021

Title: Host Immune Response of the Fat-Tailed Dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) to the Protozoan Parasite Neospora caninum
Start Date: 1 January 2011
End Date: 31 December 2021
Funding Scheme: Dr William Richards Awards in Veterinary Pathology
Funding Category (Source of Funds): Other
Funder Name (Organisation): The University of Sydney
Investigators: Krockenberger M, Higgins D
Application Date: 1 January 2021
Award Date: 1 July 2021
Total Awarded Amount: AUD 7,500
Record created at source: 21 July 2021

Teaching Interests

  • Veterinary Anatomic and Clinical Pathology 
  • Marine mammal disease investigation
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - ongoing Principal Supervisor A review of disease threats to Australian marine mammal species in the context of climate change The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time Sophie Knight and Katherine Hajicosta
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Cause of mortality in endangered Australian sea lion pups - investigation of microbacterial isolates The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project, Other Full Time Madison Bielby
    2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor A comparative study of the microscopic anatomy of the distal respiratory tract in Australian cetacean and pinniped species The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) Honours Part Time Sabrina Gaskin
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Short-term efficacy analysis of a treatment for hookworm (Uncinaria sanguinis) in the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time WaiShan Ho
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Stabilisation of Tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) blood by Streck Cell Preservative™ for delayed haematological analysis The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time Bronte Turner
    2019 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Validation of Advia haematology assessment of Australian sea lion pups – comparing automated differential and reticulocyte counts with manual counts and total leukocyte counts with Sysmex counts. The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time Victoria Lindholm
    2018 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Case report: A rare round cell neoplasm in the tongue of an 8-year-old quarter horse gelding The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time Sophie Sweet
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Will post-mortem aqueous humour fluid samples be informative in detecting metabolic diseases in sheep? The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time Misato Akahoshi
    2017 - 2017 Principal Supervisor De novo establishment of canine biochemistry reference intervals for The University of Adelaide’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory using a Beckman Coulter AU480 analyser The University of Adelaide Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Research Project Other Full Time Bradley MacCulloch
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Hookworm-associated pathology in neonatal pups of the endangered Australian sea lion, Neophoca cinerea The University of Sydney Bachelor of Science (Vet) Honours Full Time Kirby Stathis
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137838
  • Email: scott.lindsay@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Roseworthy
  • Building: Leske, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Science

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