Cameron Bell is a veterinarian with over 20 years of experience delivering government veterinary services in Victoria, Tasmania and abroad. Prior to this, he worked in private veterinary practice in south eastern Australia and undertook sub-antarctic marine mammal research.
Cameron is currently the Manager Veterinary Science with Agriculture Victoria and in this role, he leads a team that provides technical and policy advice to the Victorian government on animal health and welfare issues. His professional interests include new and emerging animal diseases, disease surveillance, veterinary public health, and emergency response and preparedness, and he fosters a ‘One Health’ approach wherever possible. Cameron has also acted as the Chief Veterinary Officer for Victoria for extended periods.
Cameron completed his undergraduate veterinary studies at the University of Melbourne and a zoology master degree by research at the University of Tasmania. He is a member by examination of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (veterinary epidemiology) and is a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.