Dr Chris Gleeson is the head veterinarian at Bayside Mobile Vet.
My qualifications are a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Melbourne.
My most memorable experience as a student was meeting my future wife.
If I were an animal, I would be a pet cat – usually the best life in the world!
I own a three-legged rescue cat named Hermione (yes, the boy wizard and his posse leave their mark again).
The most misunderstood breed of dog or cat is the Pug – so much personality and a body that is just not quite right.
The pet I would recommend for a single person or a couple is a rescue dog. Having said that, it’s important to carefully match the dog’s activity requirements with the amount of time the owner(s) can realistically spend exercising it.
The pet I would recommend for a young family is
a kitten or cat (on the proviso that they have ample time away from ear piercing squeals and inquisitive hands).
Something you don’t know about me is
I once had an impressive mullet (hairstyle, not fish).
Coffee or tea
coffee – white with one, thanks.
I love my job because
I get to make a difference to the lives of animals, as well as making their owners happier.
I recently learned that
you can encourage an Axolotl (a type of amphibian) to expel a foreign body by putting it in the fridge.
A common old wives’ tale is
that butter on cats’ paws will stop them running away from home.
If I wasn’t a vet, I’d be
a failed front man for a rock band.
The secret to a happy pet is
spending lots of quality time with them.