Dr David Vella is the owner & director of Sydney Exotics and Rabbit Vets. He graduated with a Bachelor degrees in Science (1992) and Veterinary Science (1996) – both from the University of Sydney. In 2009, David became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DABVP) in Exotic Companion Mammals, the first Australian vet to achieve these credentials. Dr Vella was amongst the first vets worldwide to qualify in the inaugural DABVP examinations in this specialty. Dr Vella has gained extensive clinical experience in treating exotic pets having focussed on this discipline for most of his veterinary career.
Currently volunteering for NSW WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service), Dr Vella is involved in reptile and amphibian rescue. In his spare time he enjoys family time, gardening, music and running/building escape rooms with his wife