Welcome to Dr Belinda’s Veterinary Blog
Welcome! I hope you find this an informative, pet-focused, and at times light-hearted online community. On the blog, I’ll be sharing the ins and outs of small animal veterinary practice, offering personal recommendations, and celebrating the adorable pets that I meet and treat on a daily basis.
Some background about me:
I’m an exclusively small animal veterinarian and General Manager of a Sydney-based veterinary clinic, with 17 years’ experience in the industry. I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2005.
I started at the bottom and have worked my way up. I am a cliché and I’m okay with it. I always wanted to be a vet – in fact, I remember my primary school principal laughing at me when I told her at age 11 that this was my goal. I performed Year 10 work experience at my local veterinary clinic, which resulted in me obtaining a job as a weekend kennel hand. Whilst studying my final year at school, I enrolled in TAFE and completed my certificate in Veterinary Nursing (night classes) so that I could work as a vet nurse throughout vet school. Like I didn’t have enough on my plate already!
I was then fortunate enough to get into vet school (I always knew I would) and work part-time as a vet nurse at two clinics (one being an emergency hospital). When I graduated, I moved on from familiar ground and obtained my first job as a vet 1 hour away. Lucky me, I worked for one of the only practices in Sydney that still did their own after hours!
Fast forward 13 years I now own my own mobile veterinary service (Rouse Hill Family Vets) , and I’m now the general manager at the first veterinary practice that I worked for as new graduate veterinarian. I’ve worked in a number of veterinary hospitals, focusing on small animals (my largest patient was a 76kg St Bernard). I’ve always enjoyed writing and now I’m combining two of my favourite things – my love for pets with writing. I’m hoping that I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew (as you can probably gather, that is one my talents) but I am looking forward to the challenge!
I am a self-proclaimed nerd and absolutely LOVE my job! I share my home with two furbabies (Charlie 2 year old Spoodle & Elmo 2 year old Labradoodle), my fabulous husband, and our two daughters (aged 6 and 9). I work part-time, squeeze in continuing education, juggle the kids, write my blog, get snap happy with my camera, visit family as often as I can (we’re spread out all over the world) and oversee work's social media presence. This results in my mad life that I love.
Hopefully you will enjoy being part of this online community! I will endeavor to respond to any comments and questions as soon as possible. However, for urgent matters, please contact me at the clinic or contact your local veterinarian.