Dr Ben Cunneen has died after being hospitalised for the Hendra virus.I can't find any more information out about the vet. It's just been announced on the news.
I just found this at the Redlands Vet Clinic site:
Dr. Ben Cunneen (B.V.Sc.) Ben is one of our senior equine veterinarians, and has been with Redlands Veterinary Clinic for quite some time. Ben graduated
from the University of Sydney, and has many years of experience in private equine practice. Ben and his wife Gill recently moved to Redland Bay, and Ben is an instrumental member of our mobile equine practice.