Michelle Eastwood

Course Directors

Dr Michelle Eastwood

BAppSc (Equine), BVetBiol/BVetSc(Hons), GCLTHE

Course Director / Lecturer in Veterinary Practice
Wagga Wagga
Building 229 Room 140

Following graduation from CSU in 2014, Michelle secured a position in private practice, working predominantly with companion animals returning to CSU in a casual capacity as a tutor supervising groups of students in both surgery and anaesthesia.

Michelle continued to split her time between private practice and CSU where she took on an internship in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the Small Animal Referral Hospital, before joining CSU full time in mid 2015, becoming an integral part of the anaesthesia team as an associate lecturer before being appointed to the position of Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2017. Michelle was also involved in managing final year (phase 3) veterinary students through their transition to veterinary graduates, becoming Phase 3 Discipline Lead in 2019.

In 2020 Michelle was appointed to her current position of Lecturer in Veterinary Practice in line with her interests in teaching and preparing veterinary students for the workplace.

  • Developing undergraduate skills in communication, animal welfare, legislation affecting the veterinary industry and skills important for the transition into veterinary practice.
  • Managing the transition from veterinary students to veterinary professionals.
  • Navigation of clinical placements in final year veterinary students
  • Multimodal anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Holistic patient care
  • Veterinary Pedagogy and Educational Learnings
  • Student Wellness
  • Optimisation of Workplace Learning

Freire R, Eastwood M and Joyce M (2011). Minor beak trimming in chickens leads to loss of mechanoreception and magnetoreception. Journal of Animal Science, 89(4), 1201-1206.

  • Optimal analgesia (pain relief) for your pet
  • Multimodal anaesthesia
  • Holistic patient care
  • Veterinary Pedagogy and Educational Learnings