Dr Phil Tucak
Dr Phil Tucak
Dr Tucak graduated from Murdoch University in 1999. He is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and has worked in several veterinary practices in Australia and the UK. Phil has experience in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as wildlife conservation work, including in Antarctica and Africa.
Phil was the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust’s BJ Lawrence Veterinarian in Residence 2006 and received the Veterinary Practice Managers Association of WA (VPMA) Scholarship in 2011.
He and his wife have a much-loved kelpie.Veterinary Association.
Dr Neck has been a trustee of the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust from 2006 to 2009 and is a member of the University Banksia Association. He has been a Category A member of the Schools Animal Ethics Committee from 2006-2009. This is the ethics committee that serves the Independent schools, Catholic schools and T.A.F.E. centres of WA. He has been involved in teaching as a demonstrator in surgery at Murdoch University, and has been an AVA Mentor since the inception of the Mentor Scheme in 2000.
In 2007, Dr Neck received an award in the Post Disaster Category of the Australian Safer Communities Awards, for his work as a veterinarian for the canine section of the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. He received the Ian Miller Medal in acknowledgement of his work for the profession from the WA Division of the AVA in 2009. Additionally, in June 2011, he received an award for Meritorious Service from the AVA in recognition of his dedicated service to the AVA.
He is married to Toni, they have two young sons: Robert and Ethan, and cohabit with Fonti, a golden retriever who has never retrieved any gold.