Scott Lindsay

Mr Scott Lindsay

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Scott Lindsay is a registered specialist diagnostic pathologist employed 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, teaches in the DVMIII Pathology Diagnostic Services rotation, and co-supervises training of the school's Veterinary Pathology Resident. Scott is currently completing his doctorate, which is focused on 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 pathologist (MACVSc and Dip ACVP), and completed a Masters degree (pathology and inmmunohistochemical investigation disease within captive bred dasyurids) and Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education). He also commenced teaching within the veterinary pathology-based courses, with a particular focus on Veterinary Clinical Pathology which he coordinated for 2 years.

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

Research Interests

  • Health monitoring of Australian pinniped species
  • Haematology of Australian pinniped species
  • Cause of mortality in endangered¬†Australian sea lion pups
  • Outcomes of treatment of hookworm in endangered Australian sea lion pups¬†
  • Pathology of Australian wildlife species
  • Tumours of domestic species

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 Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
  • 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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