Coetzee grew up in South Africa where he worked at his dad’s bird-only veterinary practice from a very young age. Since then he has always had a strong interest in unusual and exotic pets, with birds being his passion. He has spent time working with a range of Australia’s leading exotic-animal vets on the eastern coast of Australia and undertook his veterinary degree at the University of Queensland.

Coetzee was involved in the first diagnosis of pigeon paramyxovirus in Western Australia in 2015 and we love having him as part of our team.