BSc BVMS (Hons) FANZCVS
Dr Sharon Bryden is a registered specialist in veterinary dermatology. She is a founder and director of Veterinary Dermatology Specialists in Perth.
Sharon has worked in dermatology speciality practice in Perth for 20 years (after spending 7 years as a general practice vet in England and Australia). Her first 10 years of dermatology were spent at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital within the dermatology clinic and teaching nearly 500 veterinary graduates about dermatology. Most recently Sharon has been the director of her own specialist practice Perth Veterinary Dermatology.
She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZVCS) and served for 10 years on the Dermatology Fellowship Examination Committee including acting as a fellowship examiner.
Get to know more about Dr Sharon:
Where are you from?
I am a Perth girl born and bred although I worked for 2 years in England (as my mum was born in Yorkshire).
Do you have your own pets?
Currently we don’t have “too many” pets
Theodore is a rescue Greyhound who is nearly 12.
Tobie is a Tenterfield Terrorist (sorry Terrier) who is nearly 10.
Pecos our special 3- legged cat ) is nearly 2 (he needed an amputation as a baby because he was brought in as a stray with multiple fractures)
Cosmo a beautiful stray that we pretend is a Russian Blue – has just turned 1
We also have 9 tropical fish.
So not “too many” pets
Where did you get your love for veterinary field from?
Being the granddaughter of a Yorkshire dairy farmer, I read and watched everything about James Herriott (All Creatures Great and Small) and was entirely obsessed with the (completely unrealistic) life of a vet. Spending all my school holidays on a wheat and sheep farm (which was a long way from Yorkshire) I continued my love of all things to do with animals. I was then further “encouraged” by a career guidance counsellor (in the 1980’s) who seriously advised me that “girls can’t be vets”.