Dr. Ruth Barrett


Dr Ruth Barrett - Avian Veterinarian

Ruth has been a valuable part-time member of our veterinary team for more than 5 years. As well as avian medicine, she is experienced in dog, cat, rabbit and guinea pig clinical practice and surgery.

Ruth has worked as an avian vet in multiple clinics in Victoria for many years, making her one of the most experienced avian vets in the state.

Behind the scenes, Ruth is well known for going that extra mile with her hospital patients.  She's the first to come in out of hours if she's worried about a hospital patient or if she thinks they will benefit from extra care.  She goes over and above for all of her patients - even after you have left a consultation.

Ruth is experienced with all types of animals, not just birds.  She is a wealth of information when to other small animals such as rabbits and obviously your dogs and cats are in safe hands too.

Ruth is particularly fond of cockatiels.  She's a little biased because she has three at home.

In her spare time, Ruth likes to take her kids on outings to nature parks and the zoo. Both her children want to be vets when they grow up and they love to visit the clinic to see the quakers and eat the biscuits from the staff kitchen.  (Staff input:  we know who eats all the lollies!)

Dr. Ruth in Action!

Bird surgery
Chicken surgery


"After trying other Avian Vets, I highly recommend Bird Vet Melbourne. Our little Quaker, Blue, was treated for worms and had her droppings tested during the same consultation. We got a mix of advice from the other vets, but Dr. Ruth helped explain everything which put me at ease knowing our lil feathered friend was in good hands. It was an hour long drive to get there, but i'd do it again in a heart beat!"

5 Star Google Review.

"Thank you so much to all the staff. Dr Ruth, Mel and Ethan. You are compassionate and professional. I can recommend this clinic for all avian issues. Lovely staff. Nice to know you’re only a short drive away."

5 Star Google Review

"The Vet Ruth, who cared for our two very badly injured chickens who were attacked by a fox, is absolutely amazing. Ruth ensured both our chickens were stitched up and survived. Ruth is knowledgeable, caring and everything you need when a loved pet is in pain and distress. Thank you Vet Ruth and her brilliant team."

5 Star Google Review

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