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Belinda Parsons

Bachelor of Veterinary Science 2005
Belinda is a small animal veterinarian with over 15 years of industry experience. She is the General Manager of the Great Western Animal Hospital and is active on digital platforms with her own vet practice blog.
Vet, Belinda Parsons holds a cute poodle mix


Belinda has always loved keeping busy. As well as being a mum of two, she juggles her role in the vet hospital with the management of a personal vet blog and other growing social accounts. Even when she was a young student at the University of Sydney, Belinda was busily working as a vet nurse to gain invaluable clinic experience. Her hardwork and dedication have helped to build a very successful career.

In her own words

“I’m a small animal veterinarian and the General Manager of a Sydney-based veterinary clinic, with 17 years’ experience in the industry. I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2005.

“I always wanted to be a vet – in fact, I remember telling my primary school principal that it was my goal at age 11. I performed Year 10 work experience at my local veterinary clinic, which resulted in me obtaining a job as a weekend kennel hand.

“Whilst studying my final year at school, I enrolled in TAFE and completed my certificate in Veterinary Nursing (night classes) so that I could work as a vet nurse throughout vet school.

I was then fortunate enough to get in to the University of Sydney and work part-time as a vet nurse at two clinics (one being an emergency hospital). When I graduated, I moved on to familiar ground and obtained my first job as a vet one hour from home.

“Fast forward 10 years and I’ve returned to become the General Manager of the first veterinary practice I worked for as a graduate veterinarian. I’ve worked in a number of veterinary hospitals, focusing on small animals (my largest patient was a 76kg St Bernard).

“Now I’m simultaneously pursing my love of writing with animals. I started my own personal blog in 2014, and other social media accounts have followed, which showcase my experiences in the practice and provide a behind the scenes glimpse for both the general public and aspiring veterinary professionals. My community continues to grow and I now collaborate with like-minded women in the industry through Snout Squad.”