Jakob Malmo AO, BVSc, FACVSc, DVSc (honoris causa) is a Registered Veterinary Specialist in Cattle Medicine and Honorary Senior Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne’s Maffra Veterinary Centre.
As the son of a large animal veterinarian Malno spent a considerable amount of time seeing cattle practice with his father and this inspired him to undertake a career in veterinary science. Upon graduation from the University of Sydney he settled into mixed (primarily cattle) practice in the Macalister Irrigation District of Victoria. In the late 70s he was approached by Prof. Douglas Blood to work with him in the development of the University of Melbourne Rural Veterinary Unit at Maffra. This facility was developed with a view to exposing final year veterinary students to various aspects of cattle medicine and production. Since its inception over 1700 undergraduates have spent time at the unit.