Meet the Bird Vet Melbourne Team

Our Staff...

Led by our amazing Vet Director, Avian Vet Dr. Phil Sacks, this team's passion for bird health is unparalleled.  When it comes to birds, it is essential you come to a "bird-vet"  team with a strongly experienced with avian medicine.

At the Bird Vet Melbourne  you have the option of seeing multiple bird experienced vets.  You can also book a parrot behavioural or parrot-training consultation with practice manger Mel Vincent who is a Bird  behaviourist that specialises in bird-behaviour.

The Avian veterinary nursing team are experts in their field.  With an impeccable track record of safe anaesthetics, your bird has the best chance with this talented Melbourne Bird Veterinary team

Dr. Phil Sacks
Vet Director/Avian Vet

Dr Phil is one of the most experienced and respected avian vets in the country.  His passion for birds in incomparable... See more

Dr. Ruth Barrett
Avian Vet

Dr. Ruth has worked as an avian vet in many clinics for years.  She is one of the most experienced bird vets in the state... See more

Dr. Shereni Joshi

Dr. Shereni has been a fulltime team member for a while now.  One of the kindest most compassionate vets you will meet... See more

Dr. Kelly Gan
Kelly is the newest member of the Bird Vet Melbourne Clinic.  Passionate about birds, Kelly is currently working towards her next avian qualification.. See more

Mel Vincent
Practice Manager/Avian Behaviourist.

Mel sees behavioural clients at the clinic every day.  Her specialty is bird behaviour.  An expert trainer and manager... See more

Eithan Giles

Eithan Giles
Senior Nurse.

Eithan is one of the most talented avian nurses you will ever meet.  Head of our nursing team... See more


Vet Nurse

Katelyn is one of our most experienced avian nurses.  With a strong background in wildlife, she excels at handling birds... See more


Vet Nurse/Owner of Blue Toast the Quaker.
She's in denial about owning Blue Toast but he told us he's adopting her whether she likes it or not and if it's written on the internet it must be true... See more

Lisa Browne

Vet Nurse.


Vet Nurse

Wei started at the clinic as a student and we liked her so much, we kept her.  Now a fully qualified vet nurse, she's an integral part of the team.

Sarah Vet Nurse

Student Nurse.

Sarah is one of our trainees.  Currently undertaking Certificate 4 in vet nursing, Sararh has quickly become an integral part of the team.  See more...

Avian student nurse

Student Nurse.

The Tickles

Tickles and Evil Tickles. (Bird Clinic Quakers.)

These guys rule the avain clinic.  If you call and can't hear us over the angry Quaker screams, someone probably just touched their moon shaped mirror.

If you haven't met them yet - you want to.  Yell Peekaboo - they'll yell it back.

Their job description includes: yelling at telemarketers when they're dumb enough to ring the Bird-clinic, throwing things at the Bird-vet staff and walls and of course greeting and sorting out our Bird clients.

They bring an amazing amount of comfort to those who have received bad news.

Their special skills include pooping on people on command.  So don't mess with us, we've got feathered weapons.

Our location

128 Highbury Rd, Burwood, Victoria, Australia. 3125

(03) 9808 9011


9-6pm Mon-Fri

9-12pm Sat

10-12pm Sun

Looking for a new challenge?

We are a growing business and we will always make room for the right team member if they come along.

Bird Vet Melbourne is a teaching clinic.  We frequently take on both student vets and student vet nurses for placement.

If you are interested in joining our team, get in touch!