Hi, my name is Mariska Kerkhoff , a veterinarian from The Netherlands (hence the funny accent). I have travelled around the world and it’s fantastic to be working with Australia’s beautiful pets and wildlife.

I graduated as small animal veterinarian at Utrecht University in The Netherlands with a special interest in reptiles and wildlife. Sadly, my home country doesn’t have much to offer when it comes to exotics, so I quickly decided to travel and follow my passion. During my studies and after, this has brought me to some interesting places. Working with sea turtles in Costa Rica must be one of the highlights! In 2015, I decided to strap on a backpack to explore South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, to see if I could build a future here. I quickly fell in love with the country and to make a long story short: here I am!

I really enjoy meeting the lovely people in the area and taking care of their pets. Helping animals and people, providing healthcare and making a difference… that’s why I love my job.
Other things I love are being outdoors in the bush or at the beach, enjoying good food with friends, dancing and other creative outbursts. To develop my artistic side, I set up a little business in making custom portrait drawings of people and pets. So after clinic hours, “www.bymariska.com” is keeping me happily entertained.

I am excited to see what the future has to bring and I look forward to meeting you at the clinic!”

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