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Welcome to Kippax Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Holt,ACT
Call us on (02) 6255 1242

From humble beginnings in 1977 under the directorship of Dr. John Aspley Davis to the current and recently renovated ASAVA Accredited purpose built hospital, we at Kippax Veterinary Hospital are on a continuing journey to achieve the highest standards in Veterinary Care. As pet owners and pet lovers ourselves, we appreciate the importance that your pets play in your homes and lives. Our highly qualified veterinarians provide veterinary care for a wide range of species, and treat with the highest level of care for you and your pet. We seek to help make people and their pets the happiest they can be.

Kippax Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pets in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our veterinarians have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting your veterinarian. 

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing health of your pet.

At Kippax Veterinary Hospital we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Kippax Veterinary Hospital 
(02) 6255 1242
82 Hardwick Crescent
Holt, ACT 2615

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr. Alison Taylor
    BVSc (Hons)

    Dr. Alison is one of the partners here at Kippax Veterinary Hospital. She began her career in mixed animal practice in Gerringong before moving to England. She worked there in small animal practice for four years and also managed to see some of the worlds during this time.

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  • Dr. Michael Archinal
    BVSc, IVAS(Cert), PTC(Hons)

    Michael is a Senior Small Animal Partner in the practice. He graduated from Sydney University in 1987 and after five years in country practice, started the Bateman's Bay Veterinary Hospital.

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  • Dr. Trent Bastock
    BVSc (Hons)

    Trent graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 and then spent his first 5 years of practice working in a mixed animal practice in Inverell, northern NSW.

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  • Dr.
    Kanchan Iyer
    BVSc, BSc, ASAVA

    Upon the completion of her studies at the University of Sydney, Kanchan made the move to Canberra in 2013 to commence her career working with small animals. In 2014 Kanchan joined the team here at KVH.

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  • Dr.
    Tim McNamara

    Tim grew up on a farm, deciding from an early age that he wanted to be a vet and graduated from the University of QLD in 2006. He spent the next few years working in Brisbane before heading off to the UK to work, travel and enjoy the British weather.

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  • Dr.
    Carla Foreman

    Carla joined Kippax Veterinary Hospital from Adelaide at the end of 2016. She is passionate about reptiles and owns several geckos, a blue tongue lizard, a couple bearded dragons, a turtle and a snake.

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  • Dr.
    Louise Hales BVSc

    Louise joined Kippax Veterinary Hospital from the UK where she met her Australian husband. They are back in the country with their two young children and also brought their 2 dogs, Tippy ( a whippet ) and Panda (a jack Russell cross), over from England too.

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  • Nicki Mokhiza
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Nicki is one of our senior nurses. She has been a qualified vet nurse for over 10 years now. Nicki started working at Kippax Veterinary Hospital in 2007 after a three-month adventure in South Africa.
    Nicki met her husband while in South Africa and they now have a beautiful little boy, born in December 2009. Prior to working at KVH, Nicki worked at Customs Detector Dog Unit for four years, where she trained and cared for the amazing customs dogs. Nicki's family has several horses and she has competed in endurance riding (long-distance) for the past 20 years. She also enjoys playing volleyball, polocross and making jewellery.
    You may have seen Nicki at one of the other practice, Queanbeyan vet hospital. 

  • Emma Drew-Cowan
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Emma grew up in Sydney and Canberra and has a background of working in the hospitality industry but decided on a career change in 2016 when she began her vet nursing studies.

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  • Rebecca Vearncombe
    - Nurse Manager
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Originally from Wales, Bec moved to Australia in 2009. She joined the team at Kippax Vet in February 2015. Bec completed her Cert III in companion animal services in 2014 and gained her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. Bec also has Dog And Animal Grooming Qualifications, which she obtained in 2018.
    Bec has a soft spot for cats, and over the years Bec has rescued 3 beautiful Domestic Short Hair's. Her first rescue, Oscar who she adopted as a stray and is absolutely spoilt rotten. Her second rescue, Smokey has a sassy cheeky attitude and loves to chat away all day long. Her last rescue, for now... Milo is a snugly ginger baby who loves practicing new tricks. In her spare time, Bec loves spending time with her friends and family as well as curling up on the couch watching the latest gossip show.

  • Kerry Hooper

    Kerry started working on reception at Kippax Vet in 2016. After 30 years in the public sector, she finally worked out what she wanted to do when she grew up and is loving working with all the people and critters at Kippax.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Kippax Veterinary Hospital continues to provide sympathetic professional care to my three dogs. One dog has a continuing skin condition which has been researched with excellent and successful treatment provided. Dr. Alison and her vets keep up to date with the latest veterinary practices. The staff are obliging and friendly and the Hospital has a work ethic which supports the care of older owners and their companion animals, providing special access to veterinary care, recognizing the importance"
    Kath McQuarrie / Oct. 2016
  • "We first started going to Kippax some years ago with our elderly Burmese cat, Princess. We had heard that Dr. Alison had considerable experience, expertise, and interest in older animals and was hoping that we could find some solutions, particularly with managing her arthritis. We were immediately struck by not only the holistic approach taken to Princess’ care, but it was also obvious that their approach and knowledge was both contemporary and first rate. The care that Alison and the broader "
    Craig Hooper / Aug. 2016
  • "We have been going to Kippax VET since 2004. We have 3 dogs and a cat. Our very special dog Sootie was diagnosed with Liver Cancer in 2007 and unfortunately had to be put down. We were absolutely devastated! However, the Vets And Nurses were wonderful and arrived on our doorstep that afternoon with flowers and a card. We were overwhelmed by their kindness and caring. He was a very special dog! We now have 3 beautiful dogs and a cat. Zac, Tobie, Bridgette, and Runway the cat. They love going to t"
    Belinda and Peter Hurdis / Nov. 2012

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