DR GLORIA PERKOVIC BVSc (HONS) CVA(IVAS)
TUTOR & DEMONSTRATOR
IVAS Certification 2017 – CVA
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria — Bachelor of Veterinary Science (First Class Honors) 2004
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales – Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Clinical Studies, 2008
Gloria graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 with first class honours. She worked in small animal practice in Melton before taking up a rotating small animal internship at the University of Sydney. Following completion of the internship Gloria returned to Victoria and worked in a number of small animal practices in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Gloria’s interest in acupuncture began when she did placement as a final year student at a veterinary practice which had two certified veterinary acupuncturists. She was impressed with the results that could be achieved with acupuncture and this led her to complete her certification through the Australian College of Veterinary Acupuncture in 2016. Her other interests include medicine of pocket pets and birds and small animal behaviour, and she is keen to explore the use of acupuncture as a adjunctive treatment in different species.
Gloria currently works at and co-owns two practices – VetCall, a house call and small animal general veterinary clinic in West Footscray, and Well Beings, a holistic pet care centre which provides hydrotherapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy and acupuncture services for pets.
Veterinary acupuncture – treatment of orthopaedic, muscular and behavioural cases in dogs, cats, rabbits and birds.
Experience in small group teaching (final year veterinary students)
Able to both work as part of a team and act as a team leader
Excellent communication skills
Proficient in routine surgical procedures and soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography and behavioural medicine
Experience in exotic animal medicine and surgery (reptile, avian, rabbit, ferret, rodent)