Dr. Milena Fancuillo
Veterinarian at Ringwood Vet Hospital & Emergency and Lilydale Vet Centre.
Why did you choose to become a veterinarian?
I graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Sydney. Whilst studying interstate, I was a live-in student at a practice in the beachside suburb of Bondi. This is where the Bondi Vet television series was filmed!
Do you have any pets at home?
I live with an affectionate golden English Cocker Special called Abi, and a charismatic Standardbred gelding called Nari, who is afraid of plastic bags and kangaroos.
What are your interest areas when it comes to working with animals?
I have a particular interest in emergency medicine. I am also currently training in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery – I’m very interested in minimally invasive procedures.
What is something interesting that we may not know about you?
During my student placement days, I assisted in the caesarean delivery of a foal, whilst her sister raced and came first at the Cox plate!