Dr Alex Rosenwax
Dr Alex Rosenwax is currently President of the Australian Avian Veterinary Medical Association (AAVMA) which is a special interest group for avian veterinarians.
Alex undertook his veterinary studies with the specific aim of working with birds. This desire stems from an early childhood love for and fascination with birds.
After graduating from Veterinary Science in 1991, Alex worked with birds in England, Hong Kong and Australia. He successfully completed the Membership Exams for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health in January 1996.
Since establishing an all-bird veterinary service in Sydney in November 1996, Alex sees cases from other vets as well as those from pet owners. He is dedicated to providing quality care and treatment for all birds.
Rescued and re-homed budgies and cockatiels inhabit a large outdoor aviary, while two large "adopted" parrots (a galah and a Major Mitchell x corella) share his home.
Dr Lee Peacock
Dr Lee Peacock has been with us behind the scenes for several years, graduating in 2005 as a veterinarian. In July 2010 she successfully completed the Membership Exams for the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health.
Lee has always had an obsession with birds and a strong interest in Australian wildlife. In 2004 she completed a state-wide research project on Grey Headed Flying Foxes.
Lee grew up on Queensland's Central Coast where she shared her home with a multitude of feathered and furred creatures. She is currently slave to a Rainbow Lorikeet called Banjo (born 1993), and a Peron’s Tree Frog named Glitch.
Dr Tegan Stephens
Dr Tegan Stephens joined us as a veterinarian in 2009, and has been involved with the clinic since 2005.
Tegan’s love of ‘interesting’ animals developed from a young age moving around the Australian countryside and then sealed while living for a short period in Indonesia.
This interest grew leading to volunteer work at the National Zoo and Aquarium, study at various exotics clinics during her final year of university, and work with crocodiles in the Northern Territory before graduating in 2009.
Although she would love to have a pet crocodile, a Spotted Python named Manny, Katarina the Woma Python, Becky the cockatiel, Ginny the dog and a slightly nervous husband make up the Stephens family.
Dr Daniella Hsu
Dr Daniella Hsu joined our team as a veterinarian in 2012. She completed 2
years of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at the
University of Sydney before deciding to pursue Veterinary Science studies.
Daniella is passionate about all animals great and small. She has worked as an
animal attendant at Sydney Dogs and Cats home for 2 years then as a veterinary
nurse for 6 years. She has kept birds as pets since a young age and is
interested in pursuing further studies in avian medicine. Daniella currently
shares her home with a beautiful Golden Retriever, a playful mutt, a docile cat
and a sneaky Alexandrine Parrot called Megatron.
Daniella is passionate about all animals great and small. She has worked as an animal attendant at Sydney Dogs and Cats home for 2 years then as a veterinary nurse for 6 years. She has kept birds as pets since a young age and is interested in pursuing further studies in avian medicine.
Daniella currently shares her home with a beautiful Golden Retriever, a playful mutt, a docile cat and a sneaky Alexandrine Parrot called Megatron.
Sandy Beynon, veterinary nurse
Sandy has a degree in Science (physiology, zoology) and a Graduate Diploma of Education, which saw her involved in human medical research for 12 years prior to working at a small animal practice for 2 years. She has also worked as a WIRES volunteer, rescuing and fostercaring for injured and orphaned native wildlife.
She has a particular love of and interest in birds and joined our practice in July 2002.
While Sandy has kept pet rats in the past, four cockatiels, three eclectus, three budgies, and seven axolotls currently share her home.
Rebecca O'Connor, veterinary nurse
Rebecca completed veterinary nursing studies in 2006. She has always wanted to be a vet nurse and has previously worked in both large and small animal practices.
She joined the team in 2006 and is interested in all aspects of animal care, especially bird behaviour.
Having a home full of birds and exotics (including fish, budgies, cockatiels, Beanie the Green-cheeked Conure and Peaches the cheeky Rainbow Lorikeet) means Bec was destined to work for us.
Madeleine Re, veterinary nurse
Madeleine has always had a love of animals, birds in particular, growing up with many budgies and canaries at home. She is currently studying for her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing while working for us part time.
She currently shares her home with a zebra finch named Wolfgang and a baby cockatiel named Eddie.
Nicky Wright, veterinary nurse
Nicky began working with us in 2009 after years of experience managing pet shops and nursing at the RSPCA.
Nicky grew up near the bush, and has always had a fascination for birds and wildlife which lead her inevitably to us. She currently volunteers for ORRCA, the organisation for marine mammal rescue and research.
Nicky shares her home with a chubby ridgeback cross, a noisy Sun Conure, loveable galah, crazy Plum-headed Parrot, cuddly Coastal Carpet Python, and has bearded dragons, cats and a german shepherd still residing with their grandparents.
Tyron de Kauwe, veterinary nurse
Tyron completed veterinary nursing studies in 2007. He has always had a love of animals, particularly birds, and is currently studying for his Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at Sydney University.
He has kept cockatiels, finches, canaries and budgies in the past and is currently a member of Seabird Rescue, an organisation involved in the research, rehabilitation and release of our injured coastal wildlife.