Dr Caroline Moeser B.V.Sc.

About Caroline

Dr Caroline Moeser B.V.Sc.

Dr. Caroline Moeser has managed the global diagnoses codes in IWDR since 2016. As a highly skilled veterinary practitioner managing the health care and breeding program for Guiding Dogs New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, Caroline is ideally suited for her role. 

Caroline graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1994. She enjoyed working in small animal practice in Sydney for 13 years, with interests in orthopaedic surgery and dermatology. Caroline commenced working in 2008 as the Veterinarian at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

In 2016, she won the Derek Freeman scholarship through the International Guide Dog Federation. This scholarship enabled her to visit the larger Guide Dog breeding centres in the United States to investigate and acquire knowledge in their methods around animal welfare, husbandry and their breeding programs.

Caroline became the Veterinary and Breeding Services Manager for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT in 2017. Her current role enables her to maintain her veterinary knowledge and apply this knowledge to the breeding program.

Her current interests are genetics of canine behavioural and medical conditions, and animal husbandry. She works closely with geneticists and breeding managers both locally and internationally with the collaborative goal of reducing heritable disease and undesirable behavioural traits in our canine colonies.

Peer Reviewed Papers and Presentations

  • Relationship between transitional lumbosacral vertebrae and eight lumbar vertebrae in a breeding colony of Labrador Retrievers and Labrador crosses. Australian Veterinary Journal January/February 2017
  • Trial of fecal microbial transplantation for the prevention of canine atopic dermatitis. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology October 2021
  • The Canine Gut Microbiome and its impact on the health and behaviour of the dog. IGDF Conference September 2018
  • Copper Toxicosis in the Labrador. IGDF Breeders Workshop September 2018
  • Transitional Lumbosacral Vertebrae. IGDF Breeders Workshop September 2018
  • Reporting from the IWDR. IGDF Breeders Workshop September 2018
  • End of life Decision Making – When is the right time to say “Goodbye”? IGDF Webinar November 2021