• 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 Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the field of the Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets as well as Avian Health. There is only one other vet in Australia with these qualifications.

    His main veterinary interests include reptile, amphibian, bird, rabbit, ferret, guinea pig and other rodent medicine and surgery. He is also involved in a range of field work activities from micro-chipping Western Spiny tailed skinks to filming King Cobras in India.

    James has authored numerous scientific papers and contributed to a range of books. He has presented at a number of veterinary conferences and has also made a range of appearances on TV and radio. James has a large collection of reptiles and birds that is forever growing. His interests outside of the aforementioned include surfing, kite-surfing, basketball and snow-boarding.

    His personal Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/drjameshaberfield

  • Dr. Nicole Su

    Dr Nicole is our Murdoch veterinary manager. She has grown up keeping a wide range of unusual pets and this passion has never faded. She was the original founder of the Murdoch Association for Companion Exotics (MACE) at Murdoch University. She has been involved with numerous rabbit rescue organisations and has spent time with exotic animal vets all over the world. Nicole is a fan of all exotic animals but has a particular interest in rabbits and reptiles!

  • Dr. Sam Loughridge

    Sam is a Murdoch University graduate that excelled in exotic animal medicine and surgery. He has extensive experience working with a range of birds, reptiles and small mammals. He has a very cute feathered child named Leo (a lovebird).

  • Dr. Kelly Giles

    Dr Kelly graduated from Murdoch University and has a special interest in birds (and has owned many different kinds!) but loves all of our other exotic animals too! She has spent time working with a number of the leading exotic-animal vets from around Australia and we are very happy to have her as part of our team!

  • Dr. Caroline Mynott

    Caroline has spent the last few years working with small animals and is now following her passion of working with unusual and exotic pets! She has a special interest in birds, especially chickens. She loves all our unusual furry and scaley friends as well. Caroline is a member of two poultry clubs and is particularly interested in breeding and showing rare Polish bantams. Caroline has a strong interest in wild bird photography and can often be found bushwalking with her camera.

  • Dr. Linda-Jane Bowden

    Dr Linda-Jane graduated from Murdoch University has spent time working in rural small animal practice with a number of different exotic pets. She has now moved back to Perth to pursue her passion for exotic animal medicine further. During her studies and recent years of practice she has worked with wildlife in South Africa and travelled to Italy to learn more about exotic animal medicine from world leaders in the field. She is enjoying being back in Perth and her Jack Russell “Bandit” and her 2 ferrets “Aeryn” and “Vala” are settling in well. Dr Linda-Jane has a passion for ferrets and reptiles but enjoys seeing all exotic pets.

  • 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 some new shiny letters after her name and a wealth of knowledge too. 
    Amanda has always wanted to work with exotic animals, she has a soft spot for out reptilian patients especially our sweet little bobtail lizards – Tiliqua Rugosa. She has a number of pets including a diabetic kitty Peppar, a Muscovy duck named Pandi Duck, a Lorikeet called Sammy, Meeka the Border Collie, Lexi the Rotti x and her newest addition Towlie the Black-headed Caique Parrot – who is keeping her on her toes and helping teach her all about parrot behaviour.
  • Vet Nurse Claire

    Claire has many years of experience working with a large range of animals. She has kept lots of pets with one of her current favourites being her weiro named Gary!

  • 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, a number of short reptile courses and was involved with bird banding in NSW.

    Liina has a special soft spot for guinea pigs, sharing her home life with two of them; Mowgli and Muumi and a Doberman named Jimmy.

  • Vet Nurse Jami
    Jami has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse since 2014. She has worked with small animals in veterinary hospitals and has always had a love for exotics, particularly guinea pigs!  Jami has quite a few fur babies at home; 4 guinea pigs, 2 rabbits, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Jami is excited to be apart of the Unusual Pet Vets and to work with the wonderful pets that we see.
  • 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 grumpy old dog and an ever demanding cat.