Since an early age I have always loved animals and the natural world. Starting out bird-watching, catching skinks, lizards and snakes I quickly found myself keeping a variety of small pets. These included rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, tortoises, snakes, guinea fowl, quails, budgies, fish, frogs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, and mice – they all made great pets!
I spent most of my childhood in Malta, and moved to Australia in 2008. A career in Veterinary Science was a great way of learning more about all animals, and being able to positively influence the owner-animal bond in terms of medical treatment and sound husbandry advice. I graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2015.
As a member of both the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and the Unusual Pets and Avian special interest group of the AVA I keep myself current with advances in medicine and am keen to further develop my clinical skills. I hope to eventually specialise in these fields.
My time away from work is usually filled up with looking after my two Labradors: Bailey and Brodie, and my two Diamond pythons. I enjoy bush-walking, camping, and gardening with varying levels of success with the latter.