Dr Ross Perry: more about past and present
- My first pet as a child was a standard male green budgie that I called Butch who I soon paired with another male budgie, a yellow faced blue, called Billy. Within a few years I bought more budgies and maintained a hobby breeding aviary until I needed to leave home at graduation.
- Graduated Sydney Uni BSc(Vet)(Hons), BVSc(Hons) 1972 as veterinary
surgeon and physician.
- Small animal practice at Forestville, Sydney serving dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, cavies, rats, mice, ferrets, reptiles, wildlife.
- Described and named Randy Budgie Syndrome/ Randy Bird Syndrome (RBS)
- Described and named Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD),
- Wrote Vade Mecum 2 Diseases of Birds, wrote many articles and papers
and often spoke re bird diseases at veterinary conferences.
and worked in private Fauna Park and Tourist Attraction in Sydney 1987
for 3.5 years.
- Became Australia's first registered bird specialist in caged and aviary bird health 1992-93
- Described and named Megabacteria-Associated-Disease (MAD)
- Described and named Psittacine Pruritic PollyFolliculosis (PPPF)
- Wrote "Caring for Birds with Love and Gratitude" and various other text book chapters and articles.
- Operated Homebush Animal Hospital until 2006 and provided facilities variously as Dog Pound for Strathfield, Auburn, Burwood and Concord Municipal Councils.
- Served as Group Scout Master for 1st Terrey Hills for 3-4 years.
- Long-term member of Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), Sydney Metropolitan Practitioners (SMP), Wildlife Diseases Association (WDA)(not current), Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), Association of Avian Veterinarians Australian Committee (AAVAC), Australian Holistic Veterinarians (AHV), and a series of other organisations
- Currently consulting from home part time and writing a series of large species specific books on bird health and disease and looking for help assembling books on other species of other birds, insects, flowers, fungi (toadstools), coastal environment and marine, children's books.
- Love nature photography including marine while snorkeling. As a creator I have many potential inventions and ventures in mind including clothing apparel, decals and laminates that I need help patenting, producing and marketing. I am also looking for potential operators of a quantum mechanics instrument that has health and wellbeing relevance.
- Undertook training to qualify as an NLP practitioner but did not practice this commercially
- Attended courses and workshops in various other health and well-being supporting modalities
spiritual journey is very important to me and although based in
Christianity it also embraces involvement with other denominations and
spiritual activities that can be summarised as my aspiration to Love
all, serve all, help ever, hurt never, and included multiple journeys to Puttaparthi, India and Abadiania, Brazil
- I have completed a series of very helpful courses with Barbara and Terry Tebo called "Free to be me".
- Member of Dowsers' Association of NSW
- I donated much of my Homebush Animal Hospital equipment and supplies to vet school and vets in Bali and more to the Southern Cross Wildlife Hospital south of Sydney.
- I aspire to help improve animal welfare, especially street dogs, caged birds and endangered species and their habitats in Bali and SE Asia. That will involve appointing and training local and overseas adult and child ambassadors to educate and inspire sustainable living practices that extend to caring for and restoring the habitat of endangered species such as Balinese Starling and Orangutans.
- Supporter of Bali-based Friends of National Parks Foundation www.fnpf.org under directorship of Drh. Bayu Wirayudha
- In recent years I have focused more on making my knowledge and experience as a bird specialist available to people around the world via the internet, books, e-books, DVD's etc and have participated in a series of internet marketing courses with David Cavanagh in Pattaya, Thailand to facilitate this
- My deepest and most challenging aspiration is to
help co-found a centre, a global, or continent by continent hub of
learning and expertise in holistic health and sustainable living that
has relevance to individual people, communities and societies, their
pets, gardens, parks, infrastructure, agriculture, forestry, aquaculture
and natural environment, such that everyone has ready access to
embracing changes urgently needed to live in harmony with each other and
Nature, with links to the many thousands of more focused organisations
and resource centres around the world. (081211)