OAM BVSc FACVSc Specialist in medicine and surgery
BVSc- Sydney University 1947
Veterinary Medical and Surgical Award for Excellence in the Equine Veterinary Field - 1992
Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Science-(Medicine and Surgery)- 1997
Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to veterinary science as an equine specialist and through the Rural Veterinary Centre of the University of Sydney” – 2000
Honorary degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science - 2013
“David Hutchins gained a BVSc in 1947 and has achieved and sustained for more than 60 years the highest level of national and international professional recognition for the quality, originality and impact of his clinical acumen and remains an inspiration to many generations of veterinarians”. The University of Sydney13th December 2013.
Prof began practice working for Sydney University at Badgerys Creek in 1947. In 1957, under Prof's guidance, the University of Sydney started their facility at Camden. Prof has been a pioneer of both equine surgery and medicine within Australia and his name is recognized both nationally and internationally. He was granted specialist registration in equine medicine in 1989 and in surgery in 1990. In 1990, Prof retired from the University of Sydney and joined the Randwick Equine Centre as a consultant. Prof consults from the hospital on both internal medicine and surgery cases.