Dr Tucak graduated from Murdoch University in 1999. He is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and has worked in several veterinary practices in Australia and the UK. Phil has experience in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as wildlife conservation work, including in Antarctica and Africa.

Phil was the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust’s BJ Lawrence Veterinarian in Residence 2006 and received the Veterinary Practice Managers Association of WA (VPMA) Scholarship in 2011.

He and his wife have a much-loved kelpie.