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 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 and surgery. Since 2021 Mark has been performing regular TPLO surgeries for the repair of ruptured cruciate (ACL) in dogs. This is now the gold standard repair for cruciate disease and we are very proud to offer this surgery at Kiama vets.

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.


Natasha Booth

Veterinarian & Practice Owner (BVSc DipVCS MANZCVS)

Tash has a passion for helping people feel good about the way they care for their animals in partnership with Kiama Vet Hospital. Tash's role with Kiama Vet Hospital is as Business Manager including HR, organisational and financial management. 

Tash began her veterinary career in 1996 graduating from the University of Sydney, Veterinary Science degree. She has worked in mixed dairy practice in NSW, Victoria and the UK and has also been a cattle clinician at the University of Sydney and the Royal Veterinary College, London. She has been awarded a Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies from the University of Sydney and Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in dairy cattle medicine.

Tash has also been lucky enough to do volunteer work in both Thailand (milk quality and nutrition projects) and Antarctica (seal project). She was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University, 2006-2014, training veterinary students in cattle medicine and production and undertaking dairy research. Now Tash is also a veterinary cattle consultant working for Scibus Pty Ltd, a national cattle nutrition, animal health management and research consultancy company.

Tash, along with her husband, Mark, and their two children Charlotte and Lachie, loves the outdoors and is always planning the next adventure of travel, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and paddling. More over Tash and her family love their beautiful old terrier-cross dog 'Lucy' and are completely smitten with their new cavoodle puppy 'Oakley' from one of our wonderful local breeders and their grey kitten "Echo" from one of the local dairy farms.  


Amanda Brett

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr. Amanda Brett is a highly qualified and experienced veterinarian with a passion for treating unusual pets and native wildlife. She has held a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Sydney since 2006.

Dr Amanda is particularly knowledgeable in the treatment of exotic pets and has undertaken additional education and training to expand her expertise in this area. She has completed the Taronga Wildlife Training Course and holds a certificate in reptile conservation and wildlife conservation and management. Dr. Brett has been a dedicated member of the Unusual Pet and Avian Veterinary Association for the last decade.

Dr. Brett is also actively involved in the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of Australia's native wildlife and marine animals, collaborating with organisations such as WIRES, The South Coast Wildlife Rescue, Australian Seabird Rescue, Higher Grounds Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, National Parks and Wildlife, and The Department of Environment.

In her spare time, Dr. Brett enjoys exploring the rock pools of the Illawarra with her young family. She is committed to using her skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of Australia's wildlife and exotic pets.


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 the 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


Therese Dinh

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Therese graduated from the University of Sydney in 2021. She spent a year working down on the beautiful Sapphire Coast in a rural mixed practice, with a particular interest in ambulatory cattle work and small animal medicine.

She has always enjoyed the variety a day could bring, from puppy vaccinations to stitching up a horse or a calving in the afternoon. Therese moved to Kiama to be closer to her family and joined the team in early 2023.

In her free time, Therese enjoys hiking, fishing, camping and naps on the beach.


Jordan Dasilva

Veterinarian (BVSc)

Dr. Jordan Dasilva is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from the University of Sydney. He started practicing in 2019 in Metropolitan Sydney. In 2020 he and his partner moved to the South Coast for some coastal living.

Dr. Dasilva hails from the great white north (Canada) and has been living in Australia for the past 8 years. He loves discovering all the wonderful flora/fauna and all other things Australia has to offer!


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. 


Mon Overton

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

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 travel overseas, snorkel, go camping and spend time on the beach with her Cattle Dog X Bull Terrier 'Gaff', and husband, Dane. 

Mon is a keen member of Vets Beyond Borders and has volunteered with RSPCA, AWL and recently joined them on a trip to Thursday Island in the Torres Strait Islands. She often fundraises for Street Dog Sanctuary in Philippines and Animal Shelters and welfare organisations in Cairo and Sharm-El Sheikh in Egypt. 


Lily Medway

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing)

Lily joined the team in 2020 and has been veterinary nursing for 10 years. She completed her diploma in veterinary nursing in the UK, as well as multiple diplomas in avian, reptile, small mammal, wildlife and zoo nursing. Lily has a keen interest in exotics, surgery and imaging. She is often seen working alongside Dr Amanda and her exotics or assisting Dr Mark with orthopaedic procedures. 

In her spare time she enjoys surfing, camping and travelling, as well as snuggles with her adopted rabbit Herb and rescue cat, Sox. 


Chloe Heywood

Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing)

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


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!


Ashlee Smith

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing )

Ashlee joined us in January 2023 after completing her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021. Her particular interests and passions in clinic centre around surgical and anaesthesia nursing, as well as exotics care.

She is an avid big dog lover with two of her own South African Mastiffs, Rhea and Rosie, and her Labradoodle Rory, and won't pass up the opportunity for a slobbery cuddle with a gentle giant! She is also the mum of three cats, Ollie, Belinda and Bjorn and her Stimpson's python, Olive. 

 


Mandy Hardie

Veterinary Nurse (Cert IV Veterinary Nursing )

Mandy is a Certificate IV qualified veterinary nurse who joined us in 2023. Aside from her 15 years of veterinary nursing she has also completed her Certificate in Captive Animals and has spent time working with natives and exotics in zoos. 

Her friendly face can be seen at reception greeting our clients and ensuring our patients are well cuddled, but she often gets a chance to show off her brilliant skills in clinical nursing with her special interests being surgical nursing.

Outside of work, Mandy spends her time teaching motorsports, going hiking, travelling, and spending time with her daughter, Isla. Her household includes her 2 French Bulldogs, Stormi and 'Bronson, Maggie the cat, Blue the macaw, Frank the Alexandrine parrot, and a plethora of guinea pigs. 


Luca Penniall

Animal Care Taker

Luca is currently completing year 12 and working towards beginning his studies in Veterinary Science at University with the goal of becoming a Qualified Veterinarian. 

When he is not busy studying, Luca works at Kiama Vets as an animal attendant 5 days a week, gaining practical experience towards his future endeavours. 


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.
Chloe 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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