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Specialty: Avian

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Deborah Monks

Deborah Monks

Board Certification

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Fellow (FANZCVS), 2006
  • European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Avian Medicine, 2006


  • Residency in Avian Medicine, Great Western Referrals, 2005
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), University of Queensland, 1995

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner and Veterinarian of Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services, Queensland, Australia
  • President, Avian Chapter Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • Board of Directors, Association of Avian Veterinarians Australasian chapter
  • Policy Councillor, Unusual Pets and Avian Veterinarians, Special Interest Group of Australian Veterinary Association
  • Committee Member, International Committee of Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Examination Committee, European College of Zoological Medicine
  • Only ones with fur!
  • Bear, a Standard Poodle/Golden Retriever cross
  • Licorice, a 12 year old Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Petey, an adult Moustache Parrot
  • Mackenzie, a Bearded Dragon
  • Mudge and Sookie, Prickly Knob Tailed Geckos (Nephrurus asper)
  • Diesel, a Black headed Python (Aspidites melanocephala)
  • With all of these pets, who has time? :)
  • Like science fiction/fantasy books and movies
  • Pottering around doing house maintenance
  • Walking
Favorite Quote
  • "I'd stop eating chocolate, but I'm no quitter."
What I Like Most About VIN
  • The sense of community and the variety of cases, of approaches and of VINners!
Deborah Monks

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