Hi there! I’m the original Animal Happiness Vet. I’ve been treating Perth pets since 1990, have additional qualifications in native/exotic species management and a deep, passionate interest in behaviour medicine as it affects the happiness of the animals in our lives. So many animals cope very poorly with a visit to the vet, and being able to bring the veterinary process to them can significantly improve outcomes for nervous, frightened and aggressive pets.
I was born and raised in Perth, and I have travelled extensively throughout Australia from a young age. I have a deep love of the West Australian bush – from the deserts to the tall forests – and I draw enormous nourishment from camping out under the stars or sitting quietly waiting for wildlife to pass in front of my camera lens. I graduated from Murdoch University in 1987, and again in 1989 and then went back for another helping (Conservation Masters) in 2008. I believe none of us are ever too old to learn – especially our pets!
At the end of the day, nothing motivates me more, or makes me happier than helping my clients with their animal family
Dr Shan has enjoyed a remarkable and diverse career after graduating from Murdoch University in 1992. He has worked at Veterinary Hospitals in the UK, Singapore and Australia as well at Chester Zoo and our own Perth Zoo. Shan continues to do disease research for the Australian Wildlife Health Network and now provides his impressive array of skills at the Animal Happiness Manning Vet.
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