BSc (Veterinary biology), BVMS, MVS (Conservation medicine)

Veterinarian, conservationist, photographer

Hi. I'm Gary. I'm a Perth veterinarian with a diverse career and manic interests. I play music (badly), make movies, photograph wildlife, ride motorbikes remorselessly, fight damage to the natural world endlessly, and stay fit occasionally.

I founded the Animal Happiness Vet in 2014. Today that encompasses a full service general practice hospital in Manning and a mobile service visiting all of metropolitan Perth.

I am currently passionate about

1. Climate change and am a founding member of Veterinarians for Climate Action.

2. End of life choices. Euthanasia should not be reserved only for our pets. Quality of life and quality of death matter.

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Email : gary at beerbelly dot com (fix the mistakes and prove you are not a bot to use this)

Website : You are here

Phone : +61418 936 418

Address : 133 Manning Road, Manning Western Australia

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Founder and veterinarian - Animal Happiness Veterinary

2014 - current

In late 2014 I established Animal Happiness Mobile Vet. Initially purely an ambulatory service as a general practitioner I continued my focus on Australian native wildlife, related exotics, backyard poultry and behavioural casework. In 2016 I opened Animal Happiness Manning Vet, a full service GP vet hospital in central southern Perth. My primary point of differentiation continues to be an unwavering focus on making the whole veterinary process as fear-free and happy as possible for the animals and their people.

Senior veterinarian - Wattle Grove Vet Hospital

2009 - 2015

Having just completed 4 years volunteering at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and a Masters in Veterinary Conservation I took on a role as a senior veterinarian in 2009. I was responsible for the full range of general practice surgical and medical cases as well as wildlife and exotics casework. During this time I also started to focus on behaviour medicine in dogs, cats and parrots.

Veterinarian - Ballajura Vet Hospital


Halfway through my Conservation Masters program I was lured back to domestic practice at this busy clinic. This year was an intense program of Masters thesis writing, re-education in GP vet medicine and working full-time. I stayed mostly out of the surgery and focused on medicine.

Proprieter & Designer -

2002 - 2007

For about 5 years I worked from home running a small digital media agency, utilising key colleagues where needed I developed web properties for companies such as Mack 1 Kawasaki and Kirin Beer. I created 3D CGI animation for Continuum Resources and their clients. I also continued to service and maintain the Channel 9 weather graphics system.

Founder & Designer - Digital Wizards

1992 - 2001

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Proprieter & Veterinarian - Hilltop Vet Clinic

1993 - 1996

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