Avian and Exotics Consultancy Services - Hodgsonvale, Queensland - Our Doctor

Avian and Exotics Consultancy Service

3 Oelkers Crt
Hodgsonvale, Queensland 4352

(614)189-8720 x2



Dr Bob Doneley holding eagle

Dr Bob Doneley


Dr. Bob Doneley graduated from the University of Queensland in 1982 and worked in veterinary practices in Bundaberg, Brisbane, Toowoomba, and the UK before opening his own practice, the West Toowoomba Veterinary Surgery, in Toowoomba in 1988.

In 1991 he achieved Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the Avian Health Chapter, following this with his Fellowship (FANZCVS) in 2003, becoming Queensland’s first specialist in bird medicine, and the third in Australia. In the same year he was awarded the College Prize by the ANZCVS for outstanding contributions to veterinary science in Australia.

In 2010 he sold his practice after 22 years to take up the position of Head of Small Animal Services, Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus. He is now an Associate Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service, a specialist bird practice, as well as treating reptiles, small mammals, and wildlife. In 2015 he was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the ANZCVS and, in 2018, he was named the Lafeber Avian Veterinarian of the Year, an international award.

He lectures to veterinary students on avian and exotic animal medicine, has published two textbooks on avian medicine (one of which has been translated into German and is about to be re-published as a second edition), edited a text on reptile medicine, written chapters for seven other textbooks and has published numerous papers in veterinary journals.