Louis completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery at Murdoch University, Perth before working in general practice, then as an emergency veterinarian around Western Australia. After undertaking an internship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals at the Royal Veterinary College in London, he returned to home soil to complete a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, University of Melbourne. His Masters research characterised venom-induced consumption coagulopathy in tiger snake envenomed dogs. He attained membership of the emergency and critical care chapter of the ANZCVS and became a diplomate of American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Louis helped develop a critical care service in another busy Sydney referral hospital prior to joining SASH in 2022.
Louis enjoys a high-intensity emergency room particularly snake envenomation, neurological emergencies, respiratory failure and ultrasound in the emergency room. On the flip-side, the Criticalist Louis finds satisfaction in the detailed intricacies of a critically ill patient. He has a respectful appreciation of the kidneys, electrolyte derangements and mechanical ventilation. Whilst he finds any way to be involved in sick hospital patients, seeing them recover and walk out of the hospital always brings a smile to his face.
Between these endeavours, Louis can be found exploring the city, enjoying different cuisines, appreciating live music and spending money on Apple products! His dog, Beau, and two cats, Saphira and Nymphadora Tonks, are with his family in Western Australia.