DR DAVID VELLA BSc BVSc (Hons) DABVP (ECM) & Associates
Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets
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ABOUT » Our Vets » Dr David Vella BSc BVSc (Hons) DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammals)

Dr David Vella is the Director of Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (1992) and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (1996) – both from the University of Sydney.

In 2009, David became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DABVP) in Exotic Companion Mammals, the first and only Australian vet to achieve these credentials. This Diplomate accreditation focuses on the veterinary care of mammals such as rabbits, ferrets and rodents.

Dr Vella was amongst the first vets worldwide to sit the inaugural DABVP examinations in this specialty. Dr Vella has gained extensive clinical experience in treating exotic pets having focussed on this field whilst working in the United Kingdom and Sydney.

Currently volunteering for NSW WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service), Dr Vella is involved in reptile and amphibian rescue. He also trains in handling, rehabilitation, foster care and rescue. Pets at home include Leonard, the shingleback lizard, and several long-necked turtles. When not working, he enjoys family time, gardening and music.

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