Bill Hudleston was the Western Australian Turf Club's on-course veterinarian for more than 30 years
Bill Hudleston was the Western Australian Turf Club's veterinarian for more than 30 years during which time he became the state's first President of the Australian Veterinary Association and a Member of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of service to veterinary science.
In 1945, Hudleston, whose given names were Arthur William but whom most people called Bill, resigned his position with the Department of Agriculture to start his veterinary practice, first from his Mount Lawley home and then from his Ascot premises that expanded rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s.
Even though Hudleston officially retired in 1974 and moved to a farming property in the Wheatbelt town of Brookton he continued to serve the WATC in an advisory capacity later in his life. Hudleston died in 2002.