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Dr Jessica Coates

BVSc(Hons) CVA (IVAS) Fear Free Certified Professional 

Dr Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Since graduating Jess has worked in several small animal clinics and has experience in private practice, emergency practice and shelter medicine and surgery.  Jess gained her qualification in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the leading global organisation in veterinary acupuncture. She is currently undertaking further studies in veterinary behavioural medicine through the University of Sydney.

Jess is a self-confessed cat lady and shares her home with three fabulous cats: Imogen, Poppy and Benson. Jess’ favourite part of her job is meeting the many cats of Fitzroy and helping them to live happy and healthy lives. She is also a keen surgeon and thoroughly enjoys a busy day of soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Jess has a long-standing interest in animal welfare and has sat on the board of Edgar’s Mission (the largest farmed animal sanctuary in the Southern Hemisphere) for many years.

Jess is rarely seen without her three legged sidekick Elliott, a scruffy terrier cross. When not at work or studying, Jess can often be found playing roller derby.

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