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 from 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!

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy bird watching, wildlife photography, mountain biking, and volunteering for Community Veterinary Services Southern Africa.

Owned Pets

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.