Dr Elle Moyle, 29, a District Veterinarian for Agriculture Victoria, also owns her own sheep and beef property in Hamilton, Victoria. Moyle was a finalist in the Nuffield Scholarship earlier this year, a 2020 Victorian Cattle Council Rising Champion finalist, is a guest lecturer at both La Trobe and Melbourne Universities and a volunteer firefighter.
Elle’s role as a District Veterinary Officer has a focus on livestock biosecurity and animal health, with the aim of maintaining important international markets and improving animal welfare. She has a vital role in the education and prevention of exotic animal diseases to Australia. She trained with farmers and vets in rural countries such as Nepal to increase capability and recognition of Australia’s biggest biosecurity risk, foot and mouth disease.
Elle completed a double degree of Veterinary Science and Veterinary Bioscience at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. She spent her final year completing externships in equine surgery and medicine at UC Davis, California, Gray County Veterinary Clinic Pampa, Texas and in the Royal Dubai Equine Hospital, UAE.
As a private veterinary surgeon, Elle has worked in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia and Mackay in northern Queensland where she cared for all animals but had a focus on large animal production.
In 2016, Elle returned to Victoria to commence the position as District Veterinarian. Within a year of moving back near the family property, at 27, Elle purchased her first farm.
Since then she has worked to develop the property, making improvements to the fencing, water systems, pastures and homestead while increasing livestock numbers. She is currently lambing down 1000 composite ewes and running a spring calving Angus herd.
Despite having most weekends working on the farm, Elle is a keen hockey and polocrosse player and also runs a wedding venue business.
Being a finalist in this award has been massive opportunity for Elle to develop key networks with some of the best in the industry and she has been thrilled to get this far.