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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

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Loreena Butcher BVSc BSc(Vet)

    Loreena graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013. Originally from Lake Macquarie, Loreena worked in mixed practice in the Hunter Valley for 2 years followed by 4 years in West Gippsland, Victoria, gaining experience in large and small animal medicine and surgery.Loreena moved to Canberra 2019 and joined the Kippax team in 2021.

    She enjoys all areas of small animal medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound, cardiology and internal medicine.In her spare time, Loreena enjoys trail running, triathlon training, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and any other activity in or around the water.

  • Dr.
    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.

  • Dr.
    Roxanne Fraser BVSc

    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 3 human children and 2 miniature dachshunds which keeps her very busy.  

  • Dr.
    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.

  • Dr Samantha Isbell BVB DVM

    Sam worked in the UK and Sydney in the marketing and psychology sectors before returning to the University of Sydney to realise her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She joined the KVH team in January 2022. As well as canine and feline medicine, Sam enjoys trail running and fitness workouts, plus time off her feet reading, playing board games, or in the garden with her rescue dog.

  • Dr. Emma Camilleri

    Dr. Emma graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in July of 2021 and joined the Kippax Vet Team as a new graduate in August 2021.
    Emma grew up in East Kurrajong and has always been surrounded by animals. Emma Has interests in both small animal medicine and surgery and is extremely passionate about building strong relationships with clients and her patients.
    Outside of work, Emma love spending time with her family, cooking, reading and relaxing. Emma enjoys the outdoors and often holidays around Australia with her family camping, fishing and exploring.  

  • Dr.
    Simone Rowe

    Dr Simone graduated from James Cook University, joining the Kippax Vet team as a new graduate in March 2021. She has a keen interest in small animal medicine, particularly feline medicine. She is excited to meet new clients and has a strong focus in creating a stress-free environment for her patients.

    Growing up in North Queensland, Simone has been enjoying exploring the region's brunch spots and hiking trails since moving to Canberra. If she is not at the local farmer’s market, she’ll often be tending to her growing plant collection.

  • Dr.
    Gillian Lynch
    BVSc MVS (Small Animal Practice)

    Gillian moved to Canberra after graduating from the University of Sydney in 1999 and has worked at several different small animal veterinary clinics both in Canberra and abroad. 

    In 2017 she completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University and recently she has been busy completing further qualifications in veterinary dermatology through the University of Liverpool in the UK. 

    Gillian is passionate about dermatology and would love to help you if your animal has skin or ear problems. 

    When not at work Gillian can be found listening to music and enjoying family life with her husband and two children.

  • Dr.
    Vicki Brown
    BVSc (hons)

    Vicki graduated from Sydney University and began her vet career in Canberra. She then moved to the Blue mountains where she had her two beautiful children. After a decade she has made her way back to Canberra to be closer to extended family. She lives with her hubby, two kids, a bearded dragon called Marshmallow, a Cat called Shadow, 6 fancy pants chooks and a cheeky pup called Orla. She has a special interest in wildlife and has completed post graduate studies in wildlife health. She is also a qualified veterinary acupuncturist. Vicki started working at Kippax in late 2020 and is looking forward to meeting you and your furry, scaley or feathered friends.

  • Dr.
    Emily Suthern
    BVSc (hons)

    Emily grew up in Canberra surrounded by lots of pets, with a love of animals from a young age. After graduating from the University of Queensland, she returned to Canberra to start work as a Veterinarian in 2018.  

    Emily enjoys all aspects of medicine, but has a special interest in small animal surgery and feline medicine. When not at work she enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family and pets. At home Emily has two Devon Rex cats and a turtle

  • 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.
    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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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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