WA Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (WAVES)

Surgery Team

Dr Aaron Moles  BVSc BSc(Vet) MACVSc (SAS) DipECVS
European and Australian recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Dr Aaron Moles is a registered specialist in small animal surgery. After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1994, he owned and ran a successful small animal clinic in the northern suburbs of Brisbane for more than ten years.  

Aaron became a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Surgery in 2005. In 2006 he took up a position with Murdoch University in Western Australia as a surgeon in their small animal referral hospital and subsequently completed formal residency training programs with both the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

By examination, he is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Scientists, a qualification that affords worldwide recognition as a small animal surgical specialist. 

Dr Guy Bird   BVSc, GradDipEd, MVetClinStud Small Animal Surgical Registrar

Guy graduated from James Cook University in 2013, after which complete two separate specialty trainee programs. In 2016 he moved to Perth and completed a 12-month surgical trainee program at Murdoch University and attained a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education. Guy then completed a 3-year specialist residency training program in Small Animal Surgery. During that time he also completed a Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies.

He is currently also enrolled and completing a masters in research of fracture biomechanics. Guy is also working towards achieving diplomatic status with the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Guy is passionate about all aspects of surgery with special interests in fracture repairs, neurosurgery and complex angular limb deformities.

Dr Eben Martin BVSc MANZCVS (ECC & SAS)
Small Animal Surgical Resident

Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 2010 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Eben continued to work in his home town of Melbourne in small animal general and emergency practice. In 2015 he lived in the UK and worked in small animal practice, whilst playing semi-professional cricket. Upon returning later that year, he became partner in a large practice in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and in 2016 obtained membership to the Emergency and Critical Care chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination. Although Eben had worked primarily in emergency practice his passion always lay with surgery and in 2018 Eben moved to the sunny Perth to begin a 12 month internship at WAVES. During this same year he obtained entry into the Surgical Chapter of the College by examination, and in 2019 Eben began a three year surgical residency training program at WAVES. Although a long way from his family, Eben is loving his time in Perth, and considers it his home away from home. Eben has keen interest in orthopaedic surgery as well as emergency and trauma surgery.

Dr Jacelyn Neo  BSc BVMS MANZCVS (SAS) Small Animal Surgical Intern

I graduated from Murdoch University in 2013. After graduation, I moved to Goulburn in NSW for 1.5 years, then to Canberra for 5 years, both working in small animal general practice. I achieved my Memberships in Small Animal Surgery in 2018, after which decided that I needed a new career challenge and started regularly picking up casual shifts as an emergency vet at the Animal Referral Hospital in Canberra.

My partner and I decided to move back to Perth late last year and I was lucky enough to be accepted for the role as a surgery intern at WAVES.

When not at work, I will be training for the next powerlifting competition, camping and fishing, or relaxing with a glass of wine with my two cats.

Cathy Moles RVN
Surgery Manager

Cathy started her nursing career in 1987, finishing her Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Nursing, as it was called back then, in 1990 at Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne. During her long career as a nurse she has worked within many veterinary fields including emergency, specialist dentistry, specialist surgery and medicine, and practice management. She has also worked for many years within the veterinary wholesaling business as an account manager and customer service representative. Cathy’s role within WAVES is very exciting as she gets to draw on all her years.