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 world during this time. After another short stint at the coast, she moved to Canberra in 2004 and has been at Kippax Veterinary Hospital since 2006. During this time she has done further study in radiography, ultrasonography and management of radioactive substances allowing the use of radioactive iodine to treat cats with hyperthyroidism.

Alison has two little boys (Jack and Hugh) to keep her busy when not at work. Her main interests outside of work and family are sport, cooking and traveling.

Alison’s husband, Bill is a vet at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital and Jerrabomberra Vet Hospital.


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. After five years of very successful practice, was recruited as the Director of Canberra Vet Hospital that he managed for 17 years and joined the Kippax team in 2006. Michael is an internationally qualified acupuncturist having been awarded an IVAS Diploma and has undertaken post-graduate training in dermatology and animal behaviour. He is a sought after lecturer internationally, having lectured in Japan and the US on the human-animal bond. He has also had a very successful book published “Animal Wisdom” on the subject. He is married to Jodie, and has three sons, a Labrador named Taylor and cat called Brad. How he combines family life, football refereeing, a single digit golf handicap, commitments in his local church, a television, radio and print career and veterinary practice remains one of the great secrets. Michael is currently studying for his MACVS in Pharmacology.
You can catch Michael on the Nine Network, every second Saturday on ABC radio, or in a regular column in a 'Dog's Life' magazine.

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. He has since travelled to the UK and worked as a locum in small animal clinics in outer London, and managed to squeeze in a healthy amount of travel around the UK, Europe and northern Africa in between positions. He returned down under in early 2013 to come and join the friendly staff at Kippax. When not at work, Trent enjoys playing sports, camping, hiking and cooking.


Kanchan Iyer


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. When not at work Kanchan enjoys playing tennis, teaching maths and chemistry, reading, or just enjoying some quiet time with her family. At home Kanchan looks after her 7 year old mix-breed dog, Zoe, who is a constant source for attention with a million and one problems.

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. He has a long term interest in birds and exotic pets and was awarded a Membership in Avian Health in 1992 and a Masters in Avian Medicine in 1995.

Sandy has two grown up sons, two black labradors, a rabbit, two crazy parrots and a snake.

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. He returned to Brisbane 2 years later after realising the weather was not so enjoyable and worked a further 4 years in Brisbane. He recently joined us at Kippax Vet Hospital to enjoy the warmth of summer here in Canberra. In his spare time, Tim enjoys sunshine and outdoor activities. He has been assured by our staff here that winter is short and hardly noticeable. 


Saraih Werry

BVSc (Hons)

Saraih has recently 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.







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.  When she was in Adelaide she was known for her care in wildlife and interest in exotics.  In her spare time she enjoys musicals and kicking back with friends.

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. Chickens, a cat and a long necked turtle are new Australian members of the family.  Louise loves riding horses and is quite the equestrian with a beautiful English accent.  


Siobhan Kiely

BVSc (Hons)

Roxanne Fraser