Our Wonderful Vets:

  • 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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  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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. 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 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. 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. Juliana Darduin DVM

    Juli Started at Kippax Vet at the end of 2023.

    Juli knew from the age of 6 that she wanted to work with Animals. She graduated as a vet in Argentina in 2012., spending the next 7 years working in the equine industry until 2019, when she came to Australia on a holiday. Juli fell in love with this country and decided to stay. She studied english and prepared for the exam to revalidate once again her degree, which she took earlier this year. 

    Juli happily enjoys outdoor activities, like camping with family and friends most weekends, finding and exploring every hidden spot. Her other hobbies are sustainability projects within the local community and maintaining her organic vegetable garden.... keeping it safe from Lily and Remi, her cool and curious dogs!

  • Dr Jemima Milton BVBiol/BVSc .

    Originally from Central West NSW, Jemima graduated from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga in 2021. She spent her first two years in practice working rurally in North West NSW caring for both large and small animals. Her pet family currently consists of a geriatric Cavalier called Poppy and a handful of chickens. 

  • Dr Tom Spunar BMHSc DVM .

    Tom grew up on the south coast of NSW, After graduating from the University of Sydney in 2023, he moved to Canberra.
    He enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine and has a growing interest in surgery.
    In his spare time, Tom enjoys reading, running, skiing and riding dirt bikes.
    At home, Tom has a ginger rescue cat named George.

  • Dr Michael Stern BVSc .

    Michael graduated from Massey University, New Zealand, in 2021. He started working in Auckland for 2 years before crossing the ditch to join the Kippax team at the beginning of 2024. 
    Originally born in South Africa before moving to New Zealand at the age of 6. Michael spends his spare time playing/watching sports, taking camping trips and spending time with friends.
    Michael has an interest in surgery, imaging and managing skin disease. He is looking forward to meeting you and your pets.


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