Vet Tails started as a blog to share my stories from around the clinic and, then as my career expanded, my adventures overseas helping animals. Vet Tails is now working even harder to improve the standards of animal health and welfare around the world by offering FREE veterinary care to organizations and communities that need it most. Vet Tails is also providing education and raising awareness through Blogs and Vlogs that document our adventures and help spread our message.  We hope that people will get a few laughs, learn a lot and maybe be inspired to respect, nurture and help animals from all over the world!


The combined dream of helping animals while sailing around the world was fulfilled with the purchase of a beautiful home and boat 'Chuffed'. 'Chuffed' is a 37ft aluminium hull sail boat that will allow us to have the freedom to travel to where we are needed most.

Dr Sheddy

Hi All! I am Dr Sheddy, Veterinarian and Captain of SV Chuffed. I am also the head producer and editor of the VLOGs, wannabe diesel mechanic, chief medical officer… amongst many other roles on board!


I have always loved animals, and wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. I graduated from James Cook University in 2011 and worked as a small animal veterinarian in rural Queensland. I then worked as a wildlife veterinarian in South Australia where I learnt how to detect sexually transmitted disease in koalas, fix fractured turtle shells and how to navigate the world of wildlife rehabilitation and release. I then got the job of a life time with Animals Asia, working in China to rescue Asiatic Black Bears from the cruel bear bile trade. I have been very lucky to be involved in many volunteer projects which have included veterinary services but also education of local veterinarians and communities to help improve the standards of animal welfare.

Now I am offering my veterinary services free of charge while we travel by boat, documenting our adventures. Please contact me if you have any questions or perhaps suggestions of organizations that could use our help! I hope our videos and stories help inspire you to follow your dreams and make positive change in the world. 

To see more about my career visit my Linkedin account.



Jim joined the crew in April 2019, at first a temporary First Mate, which quickly turned into permanent Head Chef, Filmographer, Budget Keeper and Captain Support Officer! Jim had not spent much time on sail boats, but learnt the ropes very quickly and took to it like a duck to water.

With two published scientific articles on Surf Tourism, Jim is a Political Ecologist and managed a hostel during his studies. With his background in management and environmental development he has brought new ideas and strategies to help manage the Mission on board Chuffed. Since joining the crew he has made many improvements to the budget and video quality, and to the Captains health and eating habits!

To learn more about how Chuffed started check out the Blog Post: The Story of Chuffed