• 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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • Zoe Thomas BVSc BSc

    Zoe grew up in the inner west of Sydney and studied at the
    University of Sydney. After graduating, she spent a short time in regional NSW
    before starting at Kippax.  Zoe enjoys the variety of cases seen at Kippax
    and working in a busy, tight-knit team. 

    When not at work, you’ll find Zoe rowing on Lake Burley
    Griffin, heading to the coast or checking out Canberra cafes and

  • Vincent Donnadieu BVSc

    Vincent moved to Canberra from South Sydney in 2019 to join the Kippax Veterinary Hospital team.  He studied at the University of Sydney where he developed an interest in exotics, particularly amphibians.

    After graduating, Vincent spent some time volunteering at the Bird and Exotics Vet in Sydney.  He is also a keen athlete, spending his free time training for middle distance athletics.

  • Roxanne Fraser

    Graduating from James Cook University 2011, Roxanne enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice. She has been with Kippax Veterinary Hospital since 2018. Roxanne has two human children and two miniature dachshunds.  

  • Saraih Werry
    BVSc (Hons)

    Saraih has joined us from Central West NSW where she spent 10 years in mixed practice.  She enjoys all aspects of medicine and caring for her patients and their owners.  When not at work you will find her with her two crazy labradors or riding her sometimes naughty horse Ruben.

  • Eleanor Hall

    Eleanor graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012. She moved to Canberra in 2015 after working in a busy small animal practice in Suffolk for 3 years. Eleanor started at Kippax Vet in November 2019 and particularly enjoys building relationships with clients. When not at work, Eleanor enjoys being out in the Canberra sunshine. She loves sport and exercise and is a qualified Les Mills GRIT instructor. 

  • Dr Steven Kijlstra BVSc (Hons)

    Steven graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 where he developed a keen interest in small animal medicine. He recently has adopted a Koolie puppy of his own. In his spare time is renovating his home, and training his dog.

  • Dr.
    Kimberley Godwin
    BVSc (Hons)

    I am originally from the Gold Coast, and after completing my Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) at the University of Qld, I worked in a small animal practice for 2 years after graduation. I was lucky enough to travel to the U.K and work in many different practices gaining much experience in small animal medicine and surgery. I ended up living in the U.K. for 5 years and had a fantastic time travelling around Europe on my holiday weeks. Coming back to Australia I decided to settle down in Canberra and have been working for Canberra Veterinary Hospital since 2010. I enjoy the variety of people and pets that I get to see and meet at Canberra Veterinary Hospital. I have a special interest in Canine & Feline Medicine, but also enjoy doing surgery and dental procedures.

    I currently work part-time due to having 2 small boys who keep me busy and a small menagerie of animals at home. My pets include 4 alpacas, 2 ducks and 8 chickens. I enjoy living in Canberra because of the diverse seasons, it’s near (ish) to the beach during Summer and I love to ski in Winter. I try to swim a little and I can be found reading in my downtime. Canberra Veterinary Hospital is a wonderful place to work and I count myself very lucky to be able to help and enrich the lives of the pets who come here.


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