Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dr Alex Smelianski lived in The United States most of his life. where he obtained his undergraduate degree in science from the University of Colorado in 2014.
After moving to Australia, Alex received his vet degree from the University of Sydney in 2018. After graduating, Alex spent 18 months working out of a busy small animal practice in Woolongong before joining the NSVSC team as a surgical intern.
Alex has always had a passion for animals, with a particular soft spot for cats and birds. He enjoys problem solving, which helped with his decision to become a veterinarian.
In his spare time, Alex enjoys relaxing with his pet rainbow lorikeet, Beaky, as well as travelling the state looking for new mountain hiking trails.