Dr San

Meet Dr Sam Loughridge BSc BVMS

Dr Sam was born and raised in WA. He grew up with pet birds which developed into a passion for native Australian wildlife. Sam Volunteered at a wildlife shelter before and during University, working closely with the Red-tailed black cockatoos.

During his time at University, he knew he wanted to work with birds but never anticipated working exclusively with exotics. It was only late into his veterinary degree that Sam’s exposure of and interest in the other exotic species grew. Since getting his foot in the door as a new graduate, Dr Sam gained a tremendous amount of love and respect for the exotic species we see here in Australia.

In 2018 Dr Sam completed a masters unit in Avian Medicine through Massey University (NZ), in which he attended 3-day practical series at the Wildbase facilities at Massey University.

In recent years Dr Sam took on management roles at both our Balcatta and Murdoch clinic, which he says has been an exciting challenge, particularly with the relocation and opening of the new Murdoch clinic.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, Sam enjoys sports, camping and road-tips and cooking.

Owned Pets

Sam is the proud owner of two lovebirds, Leo and Ruffles, and two dogs called Benson and Hunni, and two cats called Seamus and Finnigan, and numerous fish.