Peter Davis

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc)

Dr Peter Davis is a Sydney University graduate with over 20 years of veterinary experience. After graduating in 1993, Peter worked for a short time in Kiama before heading over to the UK to work in mixed practice for 2 years. Upon returning, Peter rejoined the Kiama Vet Hospital team and has been here ever since. Peter works at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, providing veterinary services to cattle, sheep, goats, and alpacas. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary service, with a passion for bovine obstetrics and small animal surgery. In his spare time, Peter enjoys fishing and playing rugby with his boys, Sam and James. 


Mark Booth

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc (Hons1))

Dr Mark graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 with first class honours. He began working in mixed dairy practice in Tallangatta, Victoria, for 2 years and then spent 4 years working in the United Kingdom, working in mixed practices mainly servicing cattle, horses and small animals.

He worked for 8 years in mixed practice in Wagga Wagga and for many years was aligned with the Charles Sturt University (CSU) small animal teaching hospital. This allowed him to enhance his small animal medicine, surgery and diagnostics skills, working with University  specialist vets and teaching vet students.

Mark’s has been at Kiama Veterinary hospital since 2014. His particular interests are in cattle medicine and surgery, mastitis and herd health along with a passion for small animal medicine. He is accredited with the Australian Cattle Vets pregnancy testing scheme and with Animal Health Australia to manage cattle, sheep, goat and alpaca Johnes Market Assurance programs.

Mark is a keen outdoors person who is regularly hiking, bike riding and 4WDing with his wife and kids and is looking forward to his new coastal life in the beautiful Illawarra.


Caitlin Marscham

Veterinarian (BVB/ DVM)

Caitlin graduated from the University of Sydney in 2019. With a strong interest in Equine practice, she worked as an ambulatory equine vet in the Illawarra region before making the move into mixed practice. After working solely with horses, Caitlin missed the small animals and cattle work and has joined the team at Kiama in early 2021. 

During her studies, Caitlin developed a keen interest in equine reproduction and lameness as well as small animal internal medicine. 

On the weekends she is often kept busy running on the beach, agility training with her Aussie Shepherd, “Angie”, adding to her record collection or enjoying a horse ride with friends. 


Mia Alexander

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Mia graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and worked in equine practice in Victoria, before moving back to Scotland to look after a family member. She worked for 2 years in mixed practice where she discovered her love of small animal medicine. In 2012, she moved back to Australia to work in a 24-hour small animal clinic in Sydney. Seven years later, she reconnected with a childhood friend living in Kiama, and decided to relocate to this beautiful part of the world. Mia worked locally for 3 years as a small animal vet, further developing her medical and surgical skills, before joining the team at Kiama Vets in March 2022.

Mia works Monday to Thursday, and in her free time can be found running, cycling, or swimming all over Illawarra and Shoalhaven, training as a part of the Kiama Triathlon Club.


Alex McLeod

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Alex graduated as a vet from the University of Sydney in 2009.  Since then she has worked as a small animal veterinarian in multiple clinics across Australia and the UK as well as voluntary work in Fiji and India.

She loves all aspect of veterinary science, but has a special interest in small animal medicine and particularly animal dentistry and behaviour.  She especially enjoys getting to know her clients and being an integral part of the bond between people and their pets.

Alex and her partner (and Sprout the cat) relocated to Kiama in early 2021 and are loving the quieter coastal vibes.  In their free time they love to get outside, whether surfing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing or camping in their van (and Sprout loves sleeping in the sunshine).

Alex works Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays


Amanda Brett

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Amanda has been a local in Kiama for many many years and has more recently started working at Kiama Veterinary Hospital in 2020. Amanda has extensive interest and experience in all small fury animals including rabbits, ferrets, lizard, snakes and birds.

Amanda works in the practice Thursday and Fridays each week.


Dani Hoolahan

Specialist Veterinarian (BVSc, BVMS, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology)

Dr Dani is a visiting Specialist dermatologist, who works out of our practice every 6 weeks, please ring 1800 832 838 to make an appointment.

Dr Dani graduated from Murdoch University in 2007 with honours.and after working in private practice for some time, started a dermatology residency at the University of California, Davis.  She completed her residency in 2013 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology the same year. She has worked in busy dermatology referral practice since 2014 and is the founder of the Veterinary Dermatology Clinic consulting along the East Coast of Australia. In addition to clinical practice, Dani has also worked with Zoetis as the Associate Director for Veterinary Operations and Diagnostics. Dani continues to regularly consult for Zoetis in Australia. Dani is also the Chief Veterinary Officer for PetSure Australia. 

 Dani is a proud Pet Parent to Spike, Daisy and Oliver (a trio of Labradors) , Ghost (a Lykoi kitten) and Hobbes (a domestic shorthair cat).


Fiona Stott

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Fiona is a Kiama local, born and bred, and has been with Kiama Vet Hospital since 2010. Fiona began working with the team at Kiama Vet while studying, and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Fiona is one of our Head Nurses at the practice and is a valued member of our Practice Management team. 


Tanya Mikosic

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Tanya is one of our Head Nurses and has been a member of the nursing team here at Kiama Veterinary Hospital since 2012.
Tanya grew up on a local Dairy Farm and completed her Certificate IV at TAFE Yallah Campus.
Tan enjoys all aspects of mixed practice nursing and practice management. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding and travelling with her Husband and children. 


Emilee Della-Libera

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

Emillee started vet nursing with Kiama Vet Hospital in 2022, with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She brings a wealth of experience acquired whilst nursing in other veterinary practices in the Illawarra. She has a strong focus on patient care and surgical nursing. In her spare time Emillee is busy competing in martial arts type competitions.


Lucy Abrahams

Veterinary Technician (BVTec)

Lucy graduated from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga in 2020 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology, after becoming a Veterinary Nurse in 2019. She grew up on a small farm in the Hunter Valley with all types of animals. Lucy just moved to the South Coast area from Wagga Wagga and loves going to the beach and finding new places to explore. She can usually be found with a cup of tea, always trying out new flavours. 

 

Lucy is currently on maternity leave with her new baby boy George and will return later in the year!


Chloe Haywood

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Chloe attained her certificate 4 in veterinary nursing from Yallah TAFE in December 2020 and is one of the new members of the Kiama Veterinary Hospital team, joining us as of December 2021. Prior to becoming a vet nurse, she worked at a zoo and has a great passion for working with all kinds of animals, big and small.

Outside of work Chloe enjoys hiking, reading, gardening and keeping herself busy with her menagerie of animals she has at home. She has two blue tongues lizards, two saw-shelled turtles, two rainbow lorikeets, three cats and a sausage dog, essentially a mini-zoo!

With her knack for animals and her passion for providing quality care and service, she has picked up Puppy School training and runs classes at Kiama vets


Mon Ali

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Mon is a qualified veterinary nurse who joined the practice in 2018. Her special interests include cytology, large animals and caesareans. In her spare time she loves to snorkel, go camping and spend time on the beach with her Cattle Dog X Bull Terrier "Gaffer"


Popcorn (Poppy, Pops, Popstar, Poptart)

Clinic Cat (Professional Sticky Beak)

Popcorn is our clinic resident, mascot, and all-round naughty boy! He currently enjoys lazing around the clinic in the sun, tricking the nurses into thinking he hasn't been fed and occasionally strolling out to the waiting room to say hello. 
Popcorn was brought to us as a stray kitten and we couldn't resist his cheeky and playful personality. 
​His adventures have included escaping the clinic and taking himself inside the Kiama Library (to borrow some books) and inside the RMS building to say hello to all the people waiting in line.
Jen our preschool trainer has been working hard on improving his manners and teaching him some cool tricks for treats :) 
​We had to say goodbye to our beloved clinic cat Smokey In August 2015. He is sadly missed and forever in our hearts.   Smokey had a long and happy life here at the practice for 18 years.


  
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