Our Team

Dr Gerry Skinner BSc BVSc PhD MRCVS MANZCVS (ECC)

Gerry Skinner is the founder of the Rabbit Doctors and since its creation the group has gone from strength to strength! She has been involved in the rabbit world all her life, and has been treating them as vet surgeon both in the UK and Australia for over 14 years. She qualified from Bristol in the UK in 2003 after switching careers from archaeology and never looked back!

After initial exotics training in the UK she moved to Australia over a decade ago and kept emergency and critical care as her main clinical interest, gaining memberships in ECC and she managed a large Emergency Centre for several years. In 2014  Dr Gerry pursued her dream and opened her own clinic providing 24/7 Melbourne wide “gold” standard care for rabbits. Her special interests include emergency and critical care and gastrointestinal diseases in rabbits. She currently has 9 house rabbits of her own – Jeremy, Apricot, Molly, Jemima, Pablo, Beatrice, Maxi, Alaska and Nine!

Dr Lizzie Selby BVSc BSc MANZCS (Unusual Pets)

Lizzie graduated from the Univeristy of Melbourne and has been working with rabbits ever since. She also has an interest in other exotic animals. She has a wildlife degree which compliments her Veterinary career, and has completed her Memberships in Unusual Pets. Lizzie has a passion and aptitude for education and is passionate about increasing veterinary knowledge in Rabbit medicine. 

During her non-vet time, Lizzie enjoys all things crafty and is a big lover of the outdoors!

Lizzie and her husband have two rascally rabbits, Denzel and Fury who have taken over the kitchen and keep life entertaining. 

Dr Ruby Ivanov BVSc

Ruby has always been interested in the science of health and disease. She graduated veterinary school in 2013, after an earlier career in human health research. Since becoming a vet, she has spent her time working with families to help keep their pets happy and healthy, understanding that these relationships are good for both pets and pet parents. She has been a lover of rabbits since a young age and as a veterinarian, has taken every opportunity to work with bunnies, as she enjoys the medical challenges they provide. Ruby shares her home with a beautiful fluffy cat, Kali, and little Gertie the guinea pig.

Dr Sam Schultz BVSc

Sam's love of rabbits started at an early age when her parents finally gave into her begging for a pet rabbit. Growing up in country Victoria she was surrounded by a menagerie of animals that fostered her interest in Veterinary Science. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2013, and started her career at a mixed practice in Bendigo, where she quickly gathered a following of loyal bunny clients. After 3 years in mixed practice Sam and her husband decided to move back to Melbourne, where she commenced working in a combined small animal general practice and emergency centre, before taking up a position at The Rabbit Doctors in 2017. Sam loves most small furry critters and is undertaking further studies in Feline Medicine. Sam's love of rabbit medicine evolved from wanting to provide the best care possible for her own rabbits. She currently has two buns that keep her busy at home, Snickers and Smudge, and 3 cats, Simba, Splash and Sorbet, who the rabbits love keeping in line. When not working, studying or looking after her own pets Sam enjoys travelling, group fitness, baking and eating to excess

Dr Nicole Su BVSc bvms

Deirdre Morris RVN, BA, BPhil, MPhil

Deirdre, or as we know her, "Dee" is a highly experienced bunny nurse who divides her working hours between us and a large animal shelter hospital in Melbourne. Dee originates from Ireland and came to Australia for "a few months". Years later she is still with us and we are so grateful for that! 

She shares her home with her partner and two adorable bunnies, Bismark (Bizzy) and his friend Pippa, her two budgies - Roland and Walter, along with various foster animals that frequent her house!

Anthea Woodrow CVN 

Anthea is a qualified veterinary nurse and has always been a bunny person. She has worked in several veterinary clinics in Melbourne and uses her expertise in the area of bunny nursing to educate both veterinarians and other nurses. Anthea began her career with animals as a volunteer at the RSPCA, from where she has adopted several companion rabbits. 

Anthea lives with her very spoilt netherland dwarf bunny, Hamish. 

Alanna Botten RVN

Alanna has been a qualified Veterinary nurse since 2012. During this time she has

worked in mixed practice, animal shelters and her real love, emergency and critical care.

Alanna has always had in interest in exotics and intended to pursue this area when moving to Melbourne,however, instead spent several years working in emergency. Now working at The Rabbit Doctors Alanna is pursuing studies in conservation and exotics. 

Alanna shares her home with every foster animal possible and her lovely old cat "Cat". 

 

Claire Ambler CVN

Claire comes to us with a background in small animal practice with a particular interest in bunnies (lucky us!). Claire is a qualified Veterinary Nurse who has always had a passion for bunnies growing up and through out her career. When not at work Claire can be found playing beach volleyball or chilling out doing some yoga with Jelly Bean(cat) Herbert Pancakes and Hannah Hiphop (bunnies).