Vet Nurse Leela

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, BSc (Animal Behaviour)

Leela’s love of all things furry, feathery, scaly and slimy began at a very young age. Growing up in rural Queensland, she was surrounded by various pets and wildlife.

Leela received a Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) in 2014 and has worked in the Bird and Reptile Department of a speciality pet store in Brisbane for eight years. Here, she was responsible for maintaining the health and welfare of many different species and provided husbandry advice to many pet parents during that time. It was through organising and assisting with the health checks of these animals that Leela decided she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary nursing to specialise in exotics. Leela completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2023 and is extremely excited to begin her exotics nursing career with the Unusual Pet Vets.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, Leela enjoys going herping, hiking, drawing and painting and has an interest in wildlife photography. In her down time she ais currently working on creating a large bioactive enclosure for her frogs. Leela also enjoys playing video games to unwind.

Owned Pets

Leela is a proud a pet parent to a Rough-banded Knob-tailed Gecko (“Furious” George), two cockatiels (Meeko and Merlin), two Green Tree Frogs (Big Frog and Midori) and a cheeky little budgie called Oswald.