Animal Happiness Vet


Gary sees birds. All of them! I am happy to provide expert home care for all avian species.

  • All species of poultry
  • Canaries, finches and other small aviary species
  • Weiros (cockateils)
  • Large parrots
  • Native Australian birds – including semi-tame backyard magpies and wild birds being rehabilitated
  • Emus

I have a wealth of experience in avian medicine and a particular love of and focus on backyard poultry. I believe the keeping of chickens, ducks, geese and even turkeys as a wonderful, sustainable and smart thing for urban residents to do. The process of raising, nurturing and benefiting from small backyard poultry flocks is excellent for childhood development and for adult mental well-being. There are some health risks that need to be managed and relationships with neighbours certainly need to be respected – but it is all achievable.

I can provide flock health monitoring and a wealth of useful chook management advice. From quarantine periods to compassionate and cost-effective home euthanasia, the full life-cycle of urban poultry keeping is taken care of for you.

Twelve years ago I began volunteering at the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and there fostered a deep love of bird medicine. Post graduate study and then six years treating birds at Wattle Grove with Tim Oldfield followed. From backyard chickens to breeding macaws I am happy to help all your feathered friends right where they live.

Where birds require procedures or diagnostics I cannot provide I work closely with all of Perth’s recognised avian practitioners and can even provide transport when needed.

Email or SMS/call me for a visit now – 0418 936 418