VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Avian

Associate Editor

Deborah Monks

Deborah Monks

Board Certification

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Fellow (FANZCVS), 2006
  • European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) Avian Medicine, 2006


  • Residency in Avian Medicine, Great Western Referrals, 2005
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, 1995

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner and Veterinarian of Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Services, Queensland, Australia
  • President, Unusual Pets and Avian Veterinarians, Special Interest Group of Australian Veterinary Association
  • Scientific and Outreach Committees, European College of Zoological Medicine
  • Committee Member, Avian Chapter, Australian New Zealand College of Avian Medicine and Surgery


  • Only ones with fur, feathers, or scales!


  • Licorice, a 15-year-old Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Petey, an adult Moustache Parrot
  • Wasp and Beetle, female Hahn’s Macaws
  • Diesel, a Black-headed Python (Aspidites melanocephala)
  • Kingston and Jamaica, Burmese cats


  • With all of these pets, who has time? :)
  • Like science fiction/fantasy books and movies
  • Rowing
  • Candle and Soap making

Favorite Quote

"I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
—Edward Everett Hale

What I Like Most About VIN

The sense of community and the variety – of cases, of approaches and of VINners!

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