Australian Companion Animal Health Foundation

Our Purpose: To support and promote research into the causes, prevention and cure of disease in canine, feline and other companion animal species.


Under the microscope

Every year the Australian Companion Animal Health Foundation (ACAHF) awards grants to deserving companion animal research projects around Australia.

Dr Claire Sharp

We talk to grant recipient, Dr Claire Sharp, a senior lecturer in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

Dr Anne Peaston

We talk to grant recipient Dr Anne Peaston, associate professor in small animal medicine at the University of Adelaide School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

Mark Westman

We talk to grant recipient Mark Westman, about how these ACAHF grants have helped him (and the other shining stars in his research group) to improve diagnostic testing practices for FIV and FeLV in cats.

Professor Peter Irwin

We talk to grant recipient Professor Peter Irwin, co-director of the Vector and Water-Borne Pathogen Research Group (VWBPRG) at Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary and Life Sciences.

Dr Lisa Smart

We talk to Lisa Smart, a senior lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at Murdoch University.

Published research