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 veterinary school at James Cook University in Townsville, I started in my first job in rural mixed practice in Tully, North Queensland. I worked here for 3 years and treated a diverse range of pets, livestock and wildlife (including Southern cassowaries). It was here that I started to immerse myself in Avian medicine and undertook a year-long distance Avian Medicine and Surgery course through Massey University in New Zealand. I was then offered a job in an Avian-only practice in Brisbane where I worked for 3 years. During this time, I sat examinations and achieved Membership qualification in Avian Medicine and Surgery through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. I’m in the process of writing a case series for publication; enteroliths in small companion parrots. I am fascinated by all animals, particularly those a little more unusual!
Outside of work, I enjoy bird watching, wildlife photography, mountain biking and volunteering for Community Veterinary Services Southern Africa.
My partner and I have two rescue chickens (Lulu an ISA Brown and Hazel a Leghorn), two Maltese x shih tzu dogs (Ollie and Ella) and a freshwater aquarium.