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Welcome to Kippax Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Holt,ACT
Call us at (02) 62551242

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (02) 62551242!


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.

If you live in Holt or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our licensed ACT veterinarians treat all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Kippax Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients 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 our Holt 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 success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (02) 62551242 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Holt veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Holt pet owners.

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

Kippax Veterinary Hospital | (02) 62551242

82 Hardwick Crescent
Holt, ACT 2615

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sandy Hume
    BVSc, MVS, MANZCVS

    Sandy graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987. After working in Newcastle and Sydney, he returned to Canberra in 1996. He worked at Canberra Vet hospital until 2002 and then became a director of Inner South Vet Centre in Narrabundah for 13 years before coming to Kippax.

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  • Tim McNamara
    BVSc

    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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  • Carla Foreman
    BVSc

    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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  • 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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  • LouEllen Anderson
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    LouEllen is one of the long-standing staff members. She started in 1999 and began her Veterinary Nursing Certificate studies in 2005. LouEllen loves nursing but still enjoys her interaction with clients while working as one of our spectacular receptionists.

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  • Deb O'Donovan
    Certificate II Animal Studies, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Originally from County Clare, Debbie is our lovely Irish import with a little bit of fire in her belly. She has been with us since 2006, in which time she has developed from volunteer status to one of our senior nurses.

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  • Nicole Bell
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Nicole started as a nurse here at Kippax Veterinary Hospital at the end of 2009 after previously working in a small clinic and boarding kennel. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009 and loves all areas of her job.

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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.

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  • Emma Drew-Cowan
    Studying 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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  • Amber Collins
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Amber first joined the team at Kippax part time in 2009. Upon completion of her Cert IV in 2013 she moved on to work full time fully qualified veterinary nurse.

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  • Rebecca Vearncombe
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing / Receptionist

    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.

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  • Vanessa Pollock
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Vanessa is originally from South Australia and has joined us in Canberra after spending the last 3 years in Queensland, where she was lucky enough to be able to be able to help care for the beautiful sea turtles.

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  • Sandy Ward
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Bio coming soon.

  • Yvette Douglas
    Receptionist

    Yvette has been at Kippax Vet since 2006. She spent most of her employment in the Police Force and the Community Sector. She loves working with animals; it has always been her dream job and she enjoys caring for your pets and seeing them become happy & healthy (and spoilt) members of your family.

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  • Janine Lee
    Receptionist - Diploma of Veterinary Nursing

    Janine began working at Kippax in May of 2013. Originally from New Zealand, Janine moved to Australia in 2009. She has 10 years experience in nursing having worked in NZ, England and 3 states of Australia.

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  • Lori McGrath
    Receptionist - Certificate III Companion Animal Services, Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Lori first began working with animals in 2011 with the Deakin Veterinary Clinic. In early 2014 she joined the team here at Kippax to work as a receptionist.

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  • Kerry Hooper
    Receptionist

    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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  • Chloe Gash
    Receptionist

    Bio coming soon.

  • John Wells
    Book Keeper / Accountant

    John is in his early 60’s and has worked at KVH in various roles since 1996. He is married with adult children and numerous grandchildren, and his previous career was in banking (Reserve/Commonwealth). John’s hobbies are reading, bridge, bushwalking, and travel.

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Testimonials

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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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Holt Office

Monday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed