Dr Raj Wicks Senior Veterinarian, BVSc BSc (Hons)

Wow – I can’t believe how time has flown since we opened The Dog Clinic in Taroona in 2014, and  ‘branched out’ with our new consulting suite in Sandy Bay in 2018. We are small growing business with about 16 staff (wow – we started with 2!) and we pride ourselves as being a community driven practice.

I graduated in Veterinary Science from The University of Queensland in 2000, after previously completing a Bachelor of Science (Animal Parisitology, Hons) in 1995. So as you can see I really enjoyed university life, but I think it also gave me the life lessons to understand why I wanted to become a veterinarian. I really enjoy just focusing on the canine species and hence don’t miss getting swiped/scratched by cats!

I have three beautiful girls in my life – my wife Kath, and my two daughters Maddy and Annabelle.

Sadly, Rosie the Greyhound who became known as The Dog Clinic’s mascot passed away in early 2021. She was loved by my family and The Dog Clinic team for many years.

After some time mourning our loss of sweet Rosie, we have adopted another Greyhound named Bobbi. 

My interests include road cycling/spin/’Sufferfest’ class and being a MAMIL (middle aged man in lycra).

As you probably all know – I LOVE THE TIGERS (Richmond Football Club). Funny story : I was joking with my wife Kath once about how Brendan Gale (President of the RFC) said that he could not distinguish between the loves of his life (marriage/kids births) and his love for the RFC. After telling Kath this, she asked me “Do you love us more than the Tigers?” My delayed response was “It is a different sort of love” and that “I love you both”. I don’t think she found this an appropriate response!


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