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Dr Linda Fleeman BVSc PhD MANZCVS

Dr Linda Fleeman runs the Animal Diabetes Australia service at the Boronia Veterinary Clinic, which specifically caters for diabetic dogs and cats.  Linda is an internationally renowned expert on the treatment of diabetes in dogs and is regularly invited to speak on this topic at international and national forums.  Throughout her career, she has worked in both university referral practice and general small animal practice, and her primary focus for more than 10 years has been on all aspects of diabetes in dogs and cats.

Linda graduated from the University of Queensland and completed a Small Animal Medicine Internship at Murdoch University and a Residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne.  This was followed by a PhD at the University of Queensland on the clinical management of diabetes mellitus in dogs.  She held positions as Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Queensland and Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Sydney before deciding to return to private clinical practice in January 2010.


Dr Sarah Pierard BVSc PgCertVS MVS

Sarah joined Animal Diabetes Australia in 2015. She has always had a keen interest in internal medicine, particularly endocrinology. In 2014, she completed a Master’s degree focussing on small animal internal medicine. Sarah has worked for ten years in small animal general practice in Australia and the UK. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 2004.


For more information regarding the Diabetes Service, please contact the clinics listed below or email at

Animal Diabetes Australia is Co-Located with:

Melbourne Eye Vet
Phone: 1800 393 838 /
(03) 9545 0103
9-11 Miles St
VIC 3170

Animal Diabetes Australia also works in collaboration with:

 Centre for Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE)
Phone:  03 9417 6417
(before 4.30 pm Monday-Friday and ask for Kelley)
5 Hood St
VIC 3066

Linda, Sarah, and Simon

Drs Linda, Sarah with 20 yr old diabetic patient Simon

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