A life of animals and adventure

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Since graduating from James Cook University in 2010, Dr Campbell Costello’s love of animals has taken him around the world.

He has trekked across the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan; worked as an airborne vet for the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska; attended the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan; performed as an equine vet for the Gaucho Derby in Patagonia; treated wildlife and game in Africa; and, ridden one thousand kilometers across Mongolia in the world’s longest horse race — returning yearly as one of the race’s lead veterinarians.

Now he’s back in Australia, running his own business, Outback and Airborne Veterinary Services. Like an RFDS for animals, Dr Costello provides veterinary treatment to animals in remote locations across the Top End of Australia.

As for his experience at JCU? Here’s what he had to say:

“JCU gives students a great introduction to regional and mixed animal medicine and a realistic taste of a variety of vet roles. If you’re considering a career in regional or bush veterinary medicine, it’s hands down the best; it prepared me for that, and has a great network of alumni that will help students into that field as well.”

You can read more about Dr Costello’s career and where a Bachelor of Veterinary Science could take you in the full article here: https://www.jcu.edu.au/this-is-uni/science-and-technology/articles/a-life-of-animals-and-adventure

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