Small Animal Internal Medicine Diplomate

Dr Helsa Teh


Dr Helsa Teh

Dr. Helsa Teh has  achieved  diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine which will allow her to register as a Specialist in Small Animal Medicine.

Helsa graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007, following which she worked in general practice for 3 years where she realised her interest in small animal medicine.She returned to the University of Sydney in 2010 and completed a rotating internship. Helsa stayed on for 4 years  afterward as the department head of both the Primary Accession and Emergency Service. After a long awaited gap year travelling; she undertook her Small Animal Medicine Residency at the University of Melbourne in 2015 which was completed in early 2018. As part of the residency training program, Helsa spent time on her externships in both North America (Animal Medical Center: interventional radiology {leaders in the field}, oncology, internal medicine) and the United Kingdom (Davies Veterinary Specialist: neurology). Alongside the residency training, Helsa completed a double masters, one of which is a research masters looking at virulence factors of E.coli urinary tract infections in dogs.

Helsa is obsessed with feline medicine and cats in general but she diversifies her interest to urology, endocrinology and oncology in both cats and dogs.

Since graduation, Helsa has attained her Memberships in Small Animal Medicine, Masters of Veterinary Studies, Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Clinical Studies and is completing her research masters which involves whole genome sequencing of E.coli from urinary tract infections in dogs.

With the minimal spare time left she divides in between going to yoga, being a tennis spectator, travelling and pandering to the requests of her cat Artie (and sometimes her husband).