Balcatta Team

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Dr. Sam Loughridge

Dr Sam was born and raised in WA. He grew up with pet birds which developed into a passion for native Australian wildlife. Sam Volunteered at a wildlife shelter before and durin...

Dr Kelly Giles

Dr Kelly graduated from Murdoch University and has a special interest in birds but loves all other exotic animals too! She has spent time working with a number of the leading e...

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Vet Nurse Jayde

Vet Nurse Jayde Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing Jayed moved to Australia from England with her close family almost seven years ago to study Veterinary Nursing. She found the vete...
Vet Nurse Caitlin

Vet Nurse Caitlin

Vet Nurse Caitlin Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing Caitlin has always been passionate about animals and spent time volunteering at wildlife shelters which made her want to pursue ...
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Dr. Katrina Wood

Dr Katrina (Kat) graduated from Murdoch University. After spending several years in small animal practice, she is currently undertaking a residency in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine ...

Vet Nurse Annika

Vet Nurse Annika

Meet Annika, Veterinary Nurse I’ve always had a passion for the unusual and different, starting in Wildlife and growing into exotic pets. I love how each animal has a unique pers...
Vet Nurse Charlotte

Vet Nurse Charlotte

Charlotte has worked as a veterinary nurse for ten years and has always had an interest in exotic animals. She took a few years off to travel and has been fortunate to work with...

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Vet Nurse Jess

Jess has been working in the veterinary industry since 2005, she entered the industry as a kennel hand and vet nurse assistant at an exotic only clinic while completing her Cert...

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Vet Nurse Melissa

Melissa (aka Lissy) is a registered veterinary nurse who is currently studying for an additional qualification in nursing exotic species. Lissy loves all exotic animals, but has...

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Vet Nurse Liina

Liina has a genuine passion for all sorts of unusual pets and is so glad to be able to work with them. Before becoming a vet nurse, she completed animal studies at Taronga Zoo, ...

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Vet Nurse Alysia

Alysia has always had a passion for exotic animals, especially all things creepy crawly and scaly. She is currently owned by several pythons, lizards and frogs as well as a grum...

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Vet Nurse Jen

After a career change in my mid-twenties, I studied my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing at AVT. Just before I qualified, I was lucky enough to get a position as a Kennel hand at Th...

Murdoch Team

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Dr. Sam Loughridge

Dr Sam was born and raised in WA. He grew up with pet birds which developed into a passion for native Australian wildlife. Sam Volunteered at a wildlife shelter before and durin...

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Dr Brandon Arnell

Dr Brandon graduated from university in 2020 and immediately commenced his career with us at UPV Murdoch. He always knew that he wanted to work with exotic animals

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Vet Nurse Wyonna

Meet Wyonna, Registered Veterinary Nurse I always wanted to be a vet growing up and discovered that being a vet nurse and caring for animals was where I was supposed to be. I have ...
Vet Nurse Annika

Vet Nurse Annika

Meet Annika, Veterinary Nurse I’ve always had a passion for the unusual and different, starting in Wildlife and growing into exotic pets. I love how each animal has a unique pers...
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Dr. Luke Bradley

Luke is a vet who graduated from Melbourne University. He moved to Perth to follow his dream of working with the unusual species that we see. Luke grew up with a large menagerie...

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Dr. Lucinda Lam

Lucinda graduated from Murdoch University and has a great passion for unusual pets. She has spent time working with avian and small mammal specialists from Australia, Hong Kong,...

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Vet Nurse Amanda

Amanda is the veterinary nurse manager at our Murdoch clinic. She has recently completed her City & Guilds Veterinary Nursing the Exotic species certificate earning herself ...

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Vet Nurse Claire

I am a registered vet nurse, and being a vet nurse is not just a job it is who I am. Even as a baby and growing up I was spending all my time with animals, our own or rando...

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Vet Nurse Jami

Jami has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse since 2014. She has always had a love for all exotics, although guinea pigs are her favourite! She also has an interest in aquatic sp...

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Vet Nurse Sita

Sita is a registered veterinary nurse with a background in wildlife rehabilitation. She has always been passionate about exotics and while she loves all the species we see she d...

Peninsula Team

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Dr James Haberfield

James is one of only a few vets in Australia to have passed his exams to gain a Membership to the Australian and New ...

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Dr Hamish Baron

Dr Hamish Baron is one of a small handful of specialist avian veterinarians in Australia. He moved from New Zealand to study veterinary science at the University of Queensland, ...

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Dr Shane Simpson

Dr Shane Simpson is well known amongst the reptile keeping community as “The Reptile Doctor” and brings his wealth of experience in the field of reptile and amphibian medici...

Dr. Michelle Sutherland

Dr. Michelle Sutherland

Michelle moved to Australia from the UK in 2012. She has completed a residency training programme in Avian Medicine and Surgery, during which she studied with bird specialists i...

Dr Kiara Simonis - UPV Peninsula

Dr Kiara Simonis

Since getting her cockatiel as a child, Kiara has dreamed of being an exotics vet. She focused her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine placements on exotic animals to gain as much exp...

Vet Nurse Hayley Bradshaw

Vet Nurse Hayley

Meet Hayley, Casual Veterinary Nurse I am a Kiwi, born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. I have been a passionate ‘animal person’ for as long as I can remember, and my paren...
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Vet Nurse Erin

Erin started working with exotics when she was after a new challenge in her career has been lucky enough to work with some fantastic vets and nurses. She has been able to and will ...
Vet Nurse Astin

Vet Nurse Astin

Vet Nurse Astin Certificate II Animal Studies Astin’s passion for animals aspired from childhood growing up surrounded by animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and an aviary ...
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Vet Nurse Gretel

Meet Gretel, Veterinary Nurse Gretel got her first pet which was a rabbit when she was three years old, and bunnies have always been a big part of her life ever since. When she fir...
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Kennel Hand Paityn

Meet Paityn Paityn commenced working at the Unusual Pet Vets when she was 13 years old, supporting the team by assisting with cleaning and helping where needed. Two years later, Pa...
Vet Nurse Taryn

Vet Nurse Taryn

Meet Taryn, Veterinary Nurse I have always had a passion for animals and decided to make a career out of it. They say that if you love your work, you never have to work a day in yo...
Dr Amber Lee

Dr Amber Lee

Dr Amber Lee BVSc, DABVP (Avian Practice) I grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and through raising and breeding cockatiels and princess parrots realised at an early age that worki...
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Vet Nurse Alianna

Alianna moved to Melbourne in 2016 to pursue her passion in reptile and exotic veterinary medicine after finishing Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Massey University in New Zea...
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Vet Nurse Leonie

Meet Veterinary Nurse Leonie Leonie started working in the veterinary industry in 2010 at a small animal clinic. She has always had a love for reptiles, having keept reptiles ...

Jindalee Team

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Dr Joshua Llinas

Dr Josh moved to Australia from New York in 1999 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Here, he completed his Veterinary Science degr...

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Dr Elizabeth Jiang

Dr Liz graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2013 and holds a membership in Avian Health, Medicine and Surgery for Unusual Pets. She has lived in Auckland working w...

Dr Catherine Apuli

Dr Catherine has been an animal lover since she was young and has kept many types of pets over her life. She has always loved animals, however, her special interest is in birds ...

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Dr Stefanie Ramsey

Dr Stefanie graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2018. Before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine,...

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Vet Nurse Jayde

Veterinary Nurse Jayde began nursing in 2013 and worked in a small animal general practice for 12 months before transferring to Australia Zoo where she was the senior nurse for ...

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Vet Nurse Harry

Harry graduated from the University of Queensland in 2019 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology where he found a passion for exotic animals and specifically birds. Harry is a fi...
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Vet Nurse Lana

Veterinary nurse Lana, wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl and grew up with a menagerie of pets. She started vet nursing in 2011 and instantly knew this was ...

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Vet Nurse Sarah

Sarah is a veterinary nurse and has been working in the veterinary industry for around 11 years. She began her journey in the veterinary world at just 14 years old working in gener...
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Vet Nurse Aimee

Veterinary Nurse Aimee started her nursing career in 2011. Aimee has worked in general practice based mostly around the care of small companion animals for nearly 10 years. Through...

Sunshine Coast Team

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Dr Alex Mastakov

Dr Alex Mastakov BVSc MVM MANZCVS (Avian Health) I graduated from James Cook University in 2013 and worked in a variety of veterinary practices in QLD and NSW  (mixed, small a...
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Dr Patrick Jones

Dr Patrick Jones BVSc MANZCVS (Avian Medicine and Surgery) Having grown up in Cairns I have been a lover of nature and an avid birdwatcher since a young age. Upon graduating veteri...
Dr Sasha Miles

Dr Sasha Miles

Dr Sasha Miles BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Avian Health, Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets) Sasha knew she wanted to be a vet from a very early age, about three years old! Her parents ...
Vet Nurse Bianca

Nurse Manager Linda

Meet Linda, Nurse Manager Cert IV VN, Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resources) Linda began veterinary nursing in 2011 and worked in general practice for 5 years before ach...
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Vet Nurse Amber

Meet Vet Nurse Amber Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and Bsc in Environmental Biology I started studying Vet Nursing half way through my bachelor’s degree as a way to compliment my...
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Vet Nurse Cassidie

Meet Vet Nurse Cassidie Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (Hons) I have always wanted to work in the industry of vet and vet nursing and when I started at uni I found my passion fo...