Dr Patrick Jones

BVSc MANZCVS (Avian Medicine and Surgery, Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets)

Dr Pat grew up in Cairns and has been a lover of nature and an avid birdwatcher since a young age. Upon graduating from veterinary school at James Cook University in Townsville, he started in his first job in rural mixed practice in Tully, North Queensland. He worked here for 3 years and treated a diverse range of pets, livestock, and wildlife (including Southern Cassowaries). It was here that he started to immerse himself in Avian medicine and undertook a year-long distance Avian Medicine and Surgery course through Massey University in New Zealand. He was then offered a job in an Avian-only practice in Brisbane where he worked for 3 years. During this time, he sat examinations and achieved Membership qualification in Avian Medicine and Surgery through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. In 2022 he was an examiner for these exams. In 2023 he achieved Membership qualification in Medicine and Surgery of Unusual Pets.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work Dr Pat enjoys bird watching, wildlife photography, mountain biking, travelling and volunteering for Community Veterinary Services Southern Africa.

Owned Pets

Dr Pat and his partner Kate have two rescue chickens; Lulu the ISA Brown and Hazel a Leghorn. They also have two Maltese x Shih Tzu dogs called Ollie and Ella, and a freshwater aquarium.