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Dr Francis Richard Doughty OAM from Cherrybrook

Dr Francis Richard Doughty Oam From Cherrybrook For Services To Veterinary Science And The Community.
Dr francis richard doughty oam from cherrybrook

Dr Francis Richard Doughty OAM from Cherrybrook for services to veterinary science and the community.

Frank has been President of the Castle Hill and Hills District Agricultural Society since 2016 and Honorary Veterinary Surgeon since 2013.

His involvement with the Castle Hill Show spans more than 60 years, first as a member of the Epping Junior Farmers and later showing Jersey cattle.

He has been the Veterinary Representative for State Disaster Plan New South Wales Agricultural and
Animal Services and is a life member of the Australian Veterinary Association.

Frank graduated from University of Sydney in Veterinary Science (BVSc) in 1962 and gained his PhD in 1973 from the same University for his studies on cancer (neurofibroma) in cattle. He worked with the NSW Agricultural Department in the field and in its veterinary laboratories for over 40 years, becoming Director of Animal Quarantine Services in 1983. This appointment saw him travel to many parts of the world, ensuring the safe import of thoroughbred horses and stud cattle from their home country and then through quarantine in Australia.

As President of the Castle Hill and Hills District Agricultural Society he has focused on giving students at Agricultural Schools in the area an opportunity to show and judge sheep, cattle and poultry at the Castle Hill Youth Expo run in March each year.

“We have about 300 young students attending… it’s their last chance to qualify for the Royal Easter
Show,’ he said.

Frank has also been a tour coordinator with the Naval Historical Society of Australia since 2010, Life
Member of Castle Hill Apex and a Justice of the Peace since 1962.

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