Rachel Korman is a recognized specialist in feline medicine with a love for all things cat. She wrote a letter to James Herriot telling him of her plan to became a vet at the age of 5 and rescued her first cat two years later.


She graduated from the University of Queensland and completed a residency in feline medicine at the University of Bristol and became a recognized feline specialist in 2017.

Clinical interests include infectious disease (in particular Feline Infectious Peritonitis), anaemia, hormonal diseases such as diabetes, urinary tract disease (e.g. chronic kidney disease, ureteral obstructions, lower urinary tract problems), managing complex diseases in geriatric patients and cancer treatment for cats.

Rachel has also developed a strong interest in endoscopy and minimally invasive diagnostic tools for cats.

Her passion for every case is to support the cat, their owner and their referring vet through tough clinical decisions by providing up to date information, experience and together finding the best care plan for everyone involved.

Rachel is extremely active in the world of feline medicine education and training. She is treasurer of the Feline Medicine Chapter for the ANZCVS,  senior tutor for the International Society of Feline Medicine/University of Sydney Distance Education Course in Feline Medicine and a forum mentor for the International Society of Feline Medicine Academy.

Rachel has been working at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane since returning to Australia in 2012 where she heads the feline medicine service. She is ringmaster of 2 children, 3 cats and a chihuahua. In her spare time she loves hiking with her kids, building LEGO, removing cat hair from her clothing and listening to the Beastie Boys or Beethoven.

She can be contacted at Veterinary Specialist Services on (07) 3841 7011 or via email at rkorman@vss.net.au

'We work here because we love our cats and yours. Nothing means more
to us than to see a cat go home with their owners. We put all our effort
in to achieve this. Cat Specialist Services is a special place for cats and we
hope that you will feel the same way too.'


Address 1-15 Lexington Rd,
Underwood, QLD, AU, 4119

Phone07 3841 7011

Veterinary Specialist Services