Danielle Pereira, Junior Associate Veterinarian
Having completed my degree in 2017 at Massey University New Zealand, I made my way across the ditch in 2018 to start my role as the Junior Veterinarian at Dr Paws. During my five years of vet school, I was given the opportunity to volunteer at clinics both in Australia and New Zealand through which I developed interests in companion animal internal medicine and nutrition.
What drives my passion for animals is seeing the difference that we, as veterinarians, can make in this profession in the face of animal health and the relief of suffering. It’s the simple things, like seeing a dog with no appetite suddenly start eating or a lame dog walk out of the clinic without pain – that’s what motivates me.
Outside of the vet life, my time is often occupied with beach trips and bushwalks with my retriever, Norah, who is most certainly my partner in crime. If not that, you’d probably catch me jamming out some tunes whether it be on the piano, guitar or sax. Music has definitely played a major role in my life, particularly throughout vet school where I was the lead guitarist in our cover-band, The Smashocytes!