Dr Olivia has always known she would work with animals. From the age of five she determined she would be a veterinarian and two decades later she graduated in the top 2% of Murdoch University with a double Bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. She has always had a special interest in birds and exotic species and since graduating has completed post graduate qualifications with a Masters in Avian Medicine and membership qualifications in both Unusual Pet Medicine and Surgery and Avian Medicine and Surgery.
Dr Olivia currently works as an avian and exotics veterinarian in the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) in Sydney Australia. Here, each day is full of surprises. Olivia never knows what species will walk, fly or hop through the door. Olivia has expertise working with thousands of species from seahorses to kangaroos. Olivia is extremely passionate about caring for birds, exotic pets and wildlife and she has devoted her career to proving that the same gold standard health care provided for dogs and cats can also be applied to these species.
Aside from practicing as a veterinarian, Dr Olivia has a passion for teaching colleagues and clients on the many facets of avian and exotics veterinary practice and health care. She is an examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, she provides continuing education resources through Sydney University’s Continued Veterinary Education program and she is regularly involved in presenting webinars, seminars and conference presentations on all topics birds, unusual pets and wildlife. In addition to her teaching roles she also enjoys filming with Bondi Vet and showcasing her much loved work in this field.
Dr Olivia plans to contribute to the ever-growing field of avian and exotics veterinary practice through her roles in clinical practice, education and media.