Rod Irwin graduated from Vet Science in 1977. After a four-year stint in the UK, he settled into mixed practice in Warragul, Victoria. He became a partner in Warragul Veterinary Clinic in 1988, and sole owner in 2000. With practice consolidation looming, he redesigned his clinic as a franchise prototype and renamed it “Devoted Vets”.
In 2019 he sold Devoted Vets to Apiam Animal Health. With his wife, Celia, he founded a new consulting company: Get Wired for Success P/L, devoted to helping professionals and executives optimize their thinking and emotions. Rod’s other interests are travel and skiing.