Dr Josh moved to Australia from New York in 1999 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Here, he completed his Veterinary Science degree with honours at the University of Queensland and a Masters of Clinical Medicine and Surgery through Murdoch University. Throughout his career, there has been a focus on reptile and amphibian medicine. This passion stemmed from years of herping, working with and keeping many these unique animals (including green iguanas, basilisks, anoles, leopard geckos, king snakes, rat snakes, pythons, turtles, tree frogs and yes, cane toads. This resulted in an understanding of joys, the pitfalls of working with herps and a plan to eventually work exclusively with these animals.
Dr Josh says “It has been a dream of mine to run a veterinary practice that offers the highest quality medicine and surgery with a focus on the specific requirements needed for reptiles and amphibians. Over the years, I have received strong support from my family, friends, colleagues and clients to make this possible. This is an area where we are continuously growing and improving based on the latest research, continued education and communication with experts in the field.”
Josh is a proud pet parent to a green tree python called Virgil, a rough scale python called Deloris, a three-legged turtle called Mr T and two cheeky cats called Diego and Bumble.
Outside of work, Josh enjoys rock climbing, kayaking and herping.