Abbie Tipler ATCL BVSc MANZCVS (Surgery) is a small animal surgeon currently in her final year of residency at Veterinary Specialist Services. She graduated from Massey University in 2005 and soon after graduation discovered her passion for small animal surgery. This took her to London where she worked for several years in a combined general practice/orthopedic referral practice. In 2011 she moved to Sydney and sat her ANZCVS Memberships in Small Animal Surgery and in 2016 was chosen as head examiner for Memberships in Small Animal Surgery for the ANZCVS. She is an active member of the surgical chapter and a regular attendee at surgical conferences world-wide and is a member of AO. In 2017 she founded the Small Animal Surgery Discussion Page for world-wide surgery discussion which has thousands of Veterinary Members. In 2018 she was the recipient of the ANZCVS travel grant for services to the Surgery Chapter. She has been actively involved in charities such as Pets in the Park, Elephants Rhinos People, Greyhound Rescue and Cantoo. She lives in Saint Lucia, Brisbane with her husband, two young children and three ragdoll cats.