Dr. Elodie Yam is a board-certified specialist in veterinary Emergency and Critical Care medicine (ECC). She graduated from Murdoch University and worked in small animal general practice in Perth, before undertaking an ECC internship and residency at Murdoch University. During this time, Elodie also completed a graduate diploma of education, dual clinical and research masters degrees on the effect of synthetic colloids on total protein and colloid osmotic pressure measurements in dogs.

Elodie became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2019. She spent the last few years working as an ECC specialist at Western Australian Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (WAVES) before joining Perth Veterinary Specialists in 2022. Elodie’s clinical interests include cardiac and respiratory emergencies, shock, and trauma medicine. Together with Dr. Melissa Claus, Elodie leads our team of ECC residents, interns and associate veterinarians, and is passionate about partnering with referring veterinarians to provide the best treatments and outcomes for critically ill pets.


Thesis Publication 2019 – Master of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (Murdoch University) – Low molecular weight synthetic colloid fluids, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and 4% succinylated gelatine, interfere with refractometric tests of total protein concentration and urine specific gravity

Yam, E., Boyd, C. J., Hosgood, G., Claus, M. A., Raisis, A. L., Sharp, C. R., & Smart, L. (2019). Hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (6%) and succinylated gelatine (4%) interfere with refractometry in dogs with haemorrhagic shock. Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, 46(5), 579-586.

Yam, E., Hosgood, G., Rossi, G., & Smart, L. (2018). Synthetic colloid fluids (6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and 4% succinylated gelatin) interfere with total plasma protein measurements in vitro. Veterinary clinical pathology, 47(4), 575-581.

Yam, E., Hosgood, G., & Smart, L. (2016). Comparison of the use of sodium carbonate (washing soda crystals) and apomorphine for inducing emesis in dogs. Australian Veterinary Journal, 94(12), 474-477.