Scenic Rim Veterinary Services
Dr Dave Ahern graduated with first class honours from University of Queensland in 1998. Prof Trevor Heath described Dave as the most organised and motivated vet student he had ever known. Upon graduating, Dave worked in mixed practices for several years before starting his own practice from a bare piece of land on the outskirts of Beaudesert, Qld in 2002.
For the next 20 years he developed one of the most successful equine veterinary referral hospitals in the country - renowned for its high standards, great work environment, volume of cases, world class in-house standards of CPD. This, along with Dave’s leadership when it came to supporting his staff, creating loyal and raving fans, tackling complex, difficult and rare cases made his practice an esteemed place to work.
The reward for these outstanding levels of achievement whilst raising a family with his incredible wife Heather, taking on 2 business partners, plus beating cancer, came in 2021, when Scenic Rim Equine Hospital was sold for a record high price for an equine practice in Queensland.
Dave is considered an enigmatic genius by his peers with no postgraduate qualifications other than “a PhD in Results” having achieved levels of life fulfilment, contentment, and standards of excellence that the vast majority of us will only ever dream of.
His down to earth, “no BS approach” to teaching, plus his generous willingness to share his pearls of wisdom, many of which will not be found in textbooks, will make his tutoring and bonus evening talks at this event something you’ll never forget!