Izidora Sladakovic
Izidora graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons I). After working in both exotics and general practices for several years, Izi completed a rotating internship at Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) and then joined Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets as an associate. She also obtained a Master of Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University. In 2017, Izi completed a three-year zoological medicine residency, with a focus on exotic pets, at the University of Georgia, USA. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine in 2017, passing the sub-specialty examination in zoological companion animals (ie. exotic pets). Izi is a registered specialist in zoological medicine in both Australia and USA, and is currently the only veterinarian in New South Wales to hold this qualification. Izi has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, undertaken research projects to improve diagnostic testing in exotic pets, and presented at various conferences. Currently, Izi owns and runs the Avian & Exotics Service (AVES), which operates out of Northside Veterinary Specialists. Izi also volunteers with Sydney Wildlife Mobile Care Unit, providing veterinary care to native wildlife.