Dr. Phil Sacks


Dr Phil moved with his family to Australia in 2001 for a safer life.

His first vet appointment in Melbourne was as a small animal Anaesthetist at the Melbourne University Veterinary Science teaching hospital in Werebee.

His second vet appointment was as a Veterinary pathologist at Gribbles Veterinary Pathology.

Phil then joined a small animal clinic in Burwood .

He became a part owner of Bird Vet Melbourne and a Member of the ANZCVSc by examination in Bird Medicine 2003. His other veterinary interests include internal medicine, clinical pathology and veterinary dentistry. He has regularly attended veterinary conferences in both Australia and North America to keep up to date, he writes for Talking Birds and has conducted a basic microscope course for aviculturists.

Away from work he jogs, swims and enjoys sunsets, sunrises, meditation, and nature walks. His favourite place in Victoria is Wilsons Prom.

Specialist Qualifications

  • BVSc – A bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Postgraduate
  • BVSc – Honours – Small Animal Medicine
  • BVSc -Honours – Clinical Pathology
  • MACVSc – Avian

Areas of Expertise

  • Dog and Cat Medicine
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Canine Dementia
  • Avian

Dr. Phil at work! Check out the videos below:



"Thank Dr. Phil, I got the best vet treatment not only in terms of physical but also emotional aspects. Dr Phil is really a person who cares about our pets, wants to provide best possible advise and help I have been to many respectable vets around Melbourne who won't even care about my concerns stating the pet feels great, when I can see he suffers. I will be sticking to this vet from now on and will be consulting Dr. Phil who is one of the best veterinarians so far in Melbourne."

— Bogdana Kaznadzey
5 Star Google Review.

"I see Dr Phillip for my pets. Watching this man work is absolutely mind blowing. Not only did he get my pets blood work done in under 7 minutes, but he also checked for bacterial/parasites in my pets poop, taking again less than 7 minutes. He took my pets radiograph in less than 20 minutes too. This man is an absolute powerhouse for animal care and he is so compassionate towards his patients. He is completely composed when working with people and polite when addressing his concerns/pet owner concerns. He is completely caring towards animals and you can tell. Dr Phillip is gifted, he is able to do bloodworks/radiographs without anaesthesia safely. I put my full trust with this vet for my animals and I would not take them to any other vet. While I have been ranting about how good this vet is, it’s true. "

— Bazi
5 Star Google Review.

"Dr Phil is absolutely amazing.
He has helped save my pets when other vets wanted to give up on them and simply put them down !
I have taken my cat, pigeons and dog to him. He goes above and beyond to spend the time with you going through all your concerns and all possible treatment options in extensive detail.
He is highly knowledgeable and experienced."

— Nessa T
5 Star Google Review.