Dr Alex Mastakov

BVSc MVM FANZCVS (Avian Medicine and Surgery)

I graduated from James Cook University in 2013 and worked in a variety of veterinary practices in QLD and NSW  (mixed, small animal, and avian/exotic). After which I relocated to Gatton to undertake an avian medicine and surgery residency and Doctor of veterinary clinic science postgraduate degree at the University of Queensland in 2018 under Dr Bob Doneley.

I have completed an externship in avian medicine and surgery at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and a Master of Veterinary Medicine Degree through Massey University.  I attained membership in the Avian Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2018 and completed my residency in Avian Medicine and Surgery in 2021.

I have a keen interest in avian pain therapy, anaesthesia, and surgery.  My post-graduate thesis focused on the use of alfaxalone anaesthesia in birds.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy gardening and procurement of rare fruit trees, rock climbing, fishing, bush walking, gaming, and computer programming.

Owned Pets

I have two feathered friends, Wattle the Blue and Gold Macaw and Alex and Blue Fronted Amazon.