VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Avian

Associate Editor

Bob Doneley

Bob Doneley

Board Certification

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Fellow (FANZCVS) Avian Medicine, 2003


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, 1982

Current Professional Activities

  • Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service, UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland
  • Professor in Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine, University of Queensland

Past Professional Activities

  • Member of the Board of directors of the Australian Veterinary Association 2016–2021
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Avian Health Chapter, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists
  • President, Avian Health Chapter, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists 2017–2019
  • Member, Board of Examiners, Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, 2004–2010
  • President, AAVAC 1994
  • Principal, West Toowoomba Veterinary Surgery; a small animal-avian-exotic pet practice 1988–2010
  • Prior to establishing my own practice, I was an associate at various practices in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Marital Status

  • Married to Maree since 1985


  • Elizabeth (1990)
  • Patrick (1992)

Grand Children

  • Tyson (2019)
  • Chloe (2020)


  • Australian military history
  • Aviculture

Favorite Quote

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worse, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” —Teddy Roosevelt

What I Like Most About VIN

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