Prof Dart graduated from Queensland University in 1984 and completed a one year internship and Diploma of Veterinary Clinical Studies at the University of Sydney. Following 3 years in private practice with Professor Reg Pascoe, Dr Dart spent 5 years at the University of California, Davis where he completed an Equine Surgery Residency and remained on staff while completing his American Equine Surgery Specialist Qualifications. Prof Dart returned to Australia to a private practice in Tamworth for 2 years before joining the University of Sydney in 1994. Prof Dart completed a PhD part time in 2009
At the University of Sydney Prof Dart has held positions as Head of Equine Medicine and Surgery, Hospital Director, Member of the Faculty Executive Committee and Deputy and Chair and Acting Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee, amongst many others within the School of Veterinary Science and the University of Sydney. He holds positions on a number of external professional boards and committees including the Australian Veterinary Boards Council’s National Veterinary Examination Committee and the committee responsible for the Registration of Veterinary Specialists, Chair of the NSW Animal Research Review Panel and non-judicial member of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal. He is currently Director of the Research and Clinical Training Unit. He holds qualifications as a Registered Equine Surgical Specialist in Australia, the USA and Europe.
Prof Dart has published over 130 manuscripts in refereed journals, in excess of 130 abstracts and 12 book chapters. He has interests in both clinical and translational research in a variety of areas including equine performance, orthopedics and wound healing.