Dr. Mark Newman

Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

About me

I started working in the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital in March 2015, in both the Orthopaedic/Neurosurgery and Soft Tissue/Oncologic Surgery departments. I graduated from Massey University (New Zealand) in 2006. I completed an internship in Small Animal Surgery at University College Dublin in Ireland in 2007, followed by several years of general practice in New Zealand and Adelaide. I started a residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Sydney in 2011 which finished in 2014, and finished a Masters in Veterinary Studies (Small Animal Practice) extramurally during this time. In February 2015 I was awarded the status of Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons by examination. I am also an active Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Teaching area

I am currently teaching in the following courses:

VET 459 Surgical Secrets (BVSc III)

VET 457 Small Animal Surgery (BVSc IV)

VET 586 Small Animal Practice (BVSc V)

As well as assisting with supervision of RMT students (postgraduate).




  • Newman, M., Musk, G., He, B., (2018), Establishment of laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy in a porcine model: techniques and outcomes in 44 pigs, Journal of surgical research, 222, 2018, pages 132 - 138.

Newman M, Bertollo N, Walsh W, Voss K. Tibial Tuberosity Transposition – Advancement for Lateralisation of the Tibial Tuberosity: An Ex Vivo Study Veterinary Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology:2014;27(4)

Newman M, Landon B. Surgical Treatment of a Duplicated and Ectopic Ureter in a Dog. The Journal of Small Animal Practice:2014;55(9)

Newman M, Evans Natashia, Podadera J, Beijerink N, Voss K. Urethral Laceration with Corpus Spongiosum Herniation as a Cause of Stranguria and Urethral Haemorrhage. Veterinary Record- Case Reports:2014;2

Newman M, Johnson K. Suspected intramedullary bone infarct subsequent to tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal:2015;93(7)