Meet the Team
Dr. Sharmila Kumaran
Dr. Sharmila Kumaran is a recent graduate veterinarian who has been with the Matraville Veterinary Practice team since October 2019. She studied Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at University of Sydney. Sharmila has a strong interest in small animal surgery and also enjoys client interactions. She will happily chat about your pet and life’s greatest stories. In her spare time, Sharmila is a certified Les Mills BodyAttack (aerobics) gym instructor, loves baking desserts and created her Instagram platform and website brand Sweet Bites of Mine.
What was your first job?
Content Creator and Social Media Coordinator for HorseShoes and HighHeels – an online arena combining equestrian, fashion and education.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
A tie between two emotional journeys – firstly, finishing off my veterinary course with two degrees in hand; and secondly, building a lasting friendship since I was 15 years old starting from snail mail letters with my role model Barbara Feldon, who played Agent 99 in the original 1960s television series Get Smart.
What song would you say best sums you up?
I will Survive by Gloria Gaynor – not only a powerful uplifting song in the midst of breakups, but most importantly in the midst of any adversity to hold your head up high.
Are you a pet owner? What do you have?
I fell in love with the Border Collie breed after being with Sasha, my Border Collie x Kelpie best friend of 15 years. I now have a new gorgeous brown and white Border Collie called Sophie, who I named after the main character in a Japanese Anime film called Howl’s Moving Castle.