Elephant project, Thailand 2008
5th year rotation with the Elephant Foundation in Chang Rai, Northern Thailand. This baby was 5 months old and very cute.
Dr Alli Phillips B.V.Sc. (Hons)M.Sc
Dr Alli Phillips graduated from Sydney University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours Class 1). After graduation she headed north chasing the sun and has been in Townsville ever since! Alli worked in small animal practice in Townsville before setting up NQ Vets Mobile in September 2013.
Alli treats an array of animals including birds, guinea pigs, rats, mice and of course lots and lots of dogs and cats! Alli is known amongst her clients as a caring vet who is both approachable and compassionate....she loves animals and handles them gently and kindly to put them at ease. Alli is a vet that you can trust with your pet.
Alli has an interesting career history having started her professional career with the completion of a business degree and then working for a multinational company in the marketing of toiletries. She could never quite get up too much motivation for shampoo and deodorant and so after 3 years she left the corporate world behind and moved to Thailand to volunteer with gibbons at a rehabilitation project for ex-captive pets. After a couple of years in Asia she moved to the US and worked at a monkey sanctuary before heading to Oxford in the UK to undertake a Masters of Science in Primate Conservation. With this degree she had the opportunity to travel to Uganda on a scholarship and study wild chimpanzees in their natural environment. Unfortunately Alli found after graduating that most jobs were office based with no regular contact with animals and so at the age of 30 decided to embark on another career change and move to Australia to study veterinary science. Alli nursed throughout her degree in various vet clinics and even lived above Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital where they film Bondi Vet but thankfully managed to avoid the camera! Despite a very varied career history Alli loves being a vet and has definitely found her fur-ever job!