Dr Fraser HILL

Director (Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory),
Adjunct Professor
BVSc (with distinction), MANZCVSc (Sheep Medicine, Pathology), FANZCVSc (Anatomic Pathology)
Registered Specialist Veterinary Anatomical Pathology
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Room Y1710, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
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Adjunct professor Fraser Hill is recognised as a specialist in veterinary pathology in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Sheep Medicine and Pathology as well as a fellow of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Anatomic Pathology.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with distinction from Massey University in New Zealand, he entered rural veterinary practice and worked with a range of farmed and companion animal species for six years.

This was followed by three years at a research station investigating the suitability of swamp buffalo and alpacas for New Zealand farming conditions.

For the past 23 years he has worked in veterinary diagnostic pathology laboratories, both government and commercial operations.

He has particular experience and expertise in the diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus in cattle, working for the past ten years on a project to control the disease in New Zealand cattle.

For the past six years he has been the New Zealand Veterinary Associations member of the Australasian Committee for the Registration of Veterinary Specialists, tasked with assessing the suitability of applicants to work as veterinary specialists.

In addition to refereed publications, he has published numerous articles on aspects of veterinary diagnostics for veterinary practitioner continuing education.

In 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Alan Baldry memorial prize for a veterinarian making a significant contribution to the sheep and cattle industry of New Zealand.

  • Veterinary Diagnostics
  • Animal Diseases
  • Hill FI, Scotland TJ.
    Cerebral infarction in a steer associated with consumption of Leycesteria Formosa (Himalayan honeysuckle).
    New Zealand Veterinary Journal 58(2), 110, 2010
  • R. P. Spence, I. R. Bruce, A. M. McFadden, F. I. Hill, D. Tisdall, S. Humphrey, Graaf L. van der, M. A. van Bergen, and J. A. Wagenaar.
    Cross-reaction of a Campylobacter fetus subspecies venerealis real-time PCR.
    Veterinary Record, 168, 131-2, 2011.
  • A. M. McFadden, H. Christensen, R. A. Fairley, F. I. Hill, J. M. Gill, S. E. Keeling, and R. P. Spence.
    Outbreaks of pleuritis and peritonitis in calves associated with Pasteurella multocida capsular type B strain.
    New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59 (1):40-45, 2011.
  • B.L. Vaatstra, K.G.Thompson, F.I.Hill, M.T.Walsh, M.L.Gilmour.
    Naturally occurring and experimental Stachys arvensis (staggerweed) toxicity in lambs in New Zealand.
    New Zealand Veterinary Journal 59 (3):154, 2011.
  • AM McFadden, DJ Tisdall, FI Hill, P Otterson, D Pulford, J Peake, CJ Finnegan, SA La Rocca, T Kok-Mun, AM Weir.
    The first case of bull persistently infected with border disease virus in New Zealand.
    New Zealand Veterinary Journal 60 (5): 290-296, 2012.
  • S. R. Lanyon, F. I. Hill, M. P. Reichel, and J. Brownlie.
    Bovine viral diarrhoea: pathogenesis and diagnosis.
    The Veterinary Journal, 199, 201-209, 2014.
  • F. Fang, J. M. Collins-Emerson, C. Heuer, F. I. Hill, D. J. Tisdall, P. R. Wilson, and J. Benschop.
    Interlaboratory and between-specimen comparisons of diagnostic tests for leptospirosis in sheep and cattle.
    Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 26 (6):734-747, 2014.
  • F. Hill, DJ Tisdall, and JM Gill.
    An initial evaluation of cattle showing clinical signs suggestive of malignant catarrhal fever in New Zealand and the results of a diagnostic quantitative PCR assay.
    New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 62 (5):302-303, 2014.
  • Mckenzie RK, Hill FI, Habyarimana JA, Boemer F, Votion DM.
    Detection of hypoglycin A in the seeds of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) and box elder (A. negundo) in New Zealand: the toxin associated with cases of equine atypical myopathy.
    New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 64, 3, 182-7, 2016
  • Reichel MP, Lanyon SR, Hill FI.
    Moving past serology: Diagnostic options without serum.
    The Veterinary Journal, Sep, 215, 76-81, 2016