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Meet the young Aussie vet who flies across the outback to save animals of all shapes and sizes




Ameliah Scott isn’t your average vet.

The 30-year-old lives on a remote station in outback New South Wales and travels hundreds of kilometres to tend to sick, injured and pregnant animals of all shapes and sizes — by plane.

“Everyone in western NSW knows me as the Flying Vet,” Dr Scott said.

With a full tank of fuel in her Piper Cherokee Arrow, Dr Scott can travel from the runway on her property, which is 80km from White Cliffs in far-west NSW, north to the Queensland border or south to the Victorian or South Australian one, and everywhere in between.

“The furthest I’ve flown to a job has been about a thousand kilometres away,” she said.

“The clients I cover are all rural, most of them are graziers and farmers, but I do also service the…

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