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Dr Carolyn O'Brien


Registered Specialist in Feline Medicine

Carolyn is the director of Melbourne Cat Vets. 


She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1994. She completed a residency program in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2003, and concurrently completed a master’s degree in veterinary clinical studies in the epidemiology and treatment of Cryptococcosis in cats and dogs. 

She successfully completed the Fellowship examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine in 2004 and has worked in both university and private referral practice.

Carolyn has just completed a PhD project investigating the ecology and epidemiology of environmental mycobacteria, specifically looking at Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in animal species, and the causative agents of feline leprosy. Carolyn is the senior tutor for the Centre for Veterinary Education’s Feline Medicine Distance Education program.