Rob Labuc graduated from University of Melbourne in 1982 and travelled to New Zealand to undertake an internship in medicine and surgery (both small and large animal) at Massey University.
Once completed, Rob returned to Australia where he worked in general small animal practice in Queensland for 15 months. He was appointed as registrar in small animal medicine at University of Melbourne in 1986, and began accepting referral cases at that time. In the 1990’s Rob was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University, Perth, teaching small animal medicine to undergraduates and also developed a post-graduate course for distance education.
At the same time, he taught a Feline Medicine distance education course for what is now known as Centre for Veterinary Education, Sydney. Rob became a Fellow in Canine Medicine in 1993, allowing him to register as a specialist in this field. In 1998, Rob returned to Melbourne, and took up a role as a director and specialist consultant at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre, where he remained until 2017.
Rob has lectured and published in the area of small animal medicine extensively over the past thirty years. Over the past twenty years, Rob has also supervised a number of residents, themselves preparing to become specialists.
In his thirty-five years of work in small animal medicine, he has treated many thousands of dogs and cats, as well as advised on management of thousands more through his communications with general practitioners.
He has now joined ARH Essendon Fields and Point Cook where he hopes to continue to provide specialist referral service to the veterinary community in the north and west of Melbourne.