Dr Long graduated from Melbourne University before undergoing his residency and specialist training in Glasgow in the UK. Following his specialist training he undertook a PhD in canine brain cancer before moving to the United States to take up a position as head of the Section of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Hospital. In 2008 Dr Long returned to Melbourne to establish the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital’s first ever Neurology clinical service and specialist training programme.
Dr Long left the University in 2017 to join CARE and establish Melbourne’s first private referral neurology service and in 2020 moved to VRH in Dandenong. He supervises the training of one resident and one registrar. His research interests are in the field of brain tumours, canine epilepsy, canine spinal cord trauma and canine degenerative myelopathy. Dr Long as authored more than 30 papers and two book chapters.