(source: BARF Australia) (see: Dr Ian Billinghurst Biography) Dr. Ian Billinghurst graduated with a BScAgr. in 1966 from Sydney University as an Agronomist and Nutritionist. He worked as a research Scientist at Orange Agricultural Research Station in NSW briefly, then spent four years teaching secondary level Science and Agriculture. During this time, Dr. Billinghurst obtained his Diploma in Education from The University of New England, Armidale.In 1971, Dr. Billinghurst commenced his Veterinary Science degree at Sydney University, graduating with honours (BVSc Hons) in 1976, then commenced working in companion animal practice. In 1987, he gained a qualification in Traditional Chinese Medicine (for humans). By the end of the 1980’s, his research into the relationship between what his dog and cat patient’s ate and their state of health, convinced Dr. Billinghurst that Evolutionary Nutrition was the only nutritional program able to promote and sustain genuine health.His first book, “Give Your Dog a Bone” was published in late 1993, and is one of the most influential books on canine nutrition ever written, discussing why raw food is the ideal diet for dogs. During 1998, his second book, “Grow Your Pups With Bones” was released. This formalized the concept of BARF, an acronym standing for both ‘Bones And Raw Food’ and ‘Biologically Appropriate Raw [or Real] Food’. In 2001, he released his third book, “The BARF Diet”.