Olivia Knapman

B App Sc (Hons)

Senior Administration / Project Coordinator

Olivia graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor in Applied Science majoring in Environmental Studies & Zoology. Since then she has worked in various veterinary related roles while running a wildlife education business with her partner. She also commenced a PhD scholarship with the University of Adelaide.

Her interest in animals started early and she had a variety of pets during her childhood. By grade 10, she wanted to be a veterinarian or a zoo keeper. However work experience at a vet surgery soon confirmed she didn’t have the stomach to be a vet.

Olivia commenced with AES in 2012 as a receptionist at the Gold Coast practice. She transferred to an administrative position in 2013. She enjoys the variety of tasks in her current role which includes providing administrative support to management, monitoring internal processes and stock management. “I love being part of such a caring and dedicated team. I feel incredibly lucky to work for a business which prides itself on the best possible care of pets and their owners.”

Olivia has an adopted Cattle Dog ‘Codie’ who is approximately 11 years old. She was rescued in Far North Queensland when she was 4 and has been a sister to Olivia’s human-daughter ever since. There are also budgies ‘Izzie’ and ‘Bronson’ as well as regular home visits with her husband’s falcons and eagles.