Welcome to Greencross Vets Crown Street
Here at Greencross Vets Crown Street, we are committed to offering you and your pet’s exceptional service and the very best in veterinary medicine and preventative health care. Our pet care team comprise of extremely competent, committed and friendly veterinary professionals. When you bring your pet to our practice, you can have peace of mind they will be cared for by a dedicated and experienced group of people, and that animal health and welfare will remain the number one priority at all times.
We are your local team of pet care professionals and are truly ‘passionate about pets’ and we love what we do.
We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet needs, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine.
We encourage you to contact us directly should you have any questions about your pet’s health and wellbeing or if you simply want more information about the services that we can provide you and your pets.
Greencross Vets Crown Street offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.
Heartworm can be hard to detect, but it needn’t be hard to prevent. Greencross Vets recommends year round heartworm prevention. Ask your vet about prevention today.
The latest in-house laboratory equipment allows our vets to perform a range of diagnostic tests to achieve accurate, rapid diagnosis of your pets’ health status.
We offer premium dog boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our dog boarding service today.
We offer premium cat boarding facilities for your pet. Ask us about our cat boarding service today.
Alex grew up in Wollongong before moving to Denver, Colorado with his family. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado in 2013, he returned to Australia to take advantage of the higher education. Alex received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Sydney in 2018, but decided to move back to Wollongong and started with Crown Street in 2019.
Alex enjoys working with a variety of small and exotic species, though he has a soft spot for parrots and Ragdoll cats. Alex has a pet Rainbow Lorikeet named Beaky, who enjoys trips to the park, screaming, and dancing to 80s punk rock.
Jay joined our team starting as a work experience student and has recently graduated her Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV. She is looking forward to gaining more experience and develop her nursing skills. She is enthusiastic and friendly and can not wait to meet everyone and their pets at the hospital.
Mette is currently studying her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV at NSW TAFE Yallah and currently completing her work experience in our hospital. You will see her in and around the hospital assisting others and attending to your animals needs.
Maddison has recently join our Crown Street family. She graduated her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV in August 2017 and we are excited to see her achieve her dreams and watch her passion as working as veterinary nurse.
Lucy graduated from the University of Liverpool in the UK and moved to Australia two years ago in an attempt to escape the constant rain. Lucy enjoys all aspects of first opinion work, but puppy and kitten checks and surgery are particular favourites!
Lucy has a three legged cat called Harry who she sadly had to leave with family in the UK, but receives regular updates on him via Skype. Outside of work Lucy enjoys scuba diving in summer and skiing in winter.
Dr Ben Sawtell
Dr Ben Sawtell
After starting out working in other industries for many years, Ben attended Sydney Uni and graduated as a Veterinarian in 2008. He then worked in rural mixed practice and as a locum veterinarian around Australia, before joining Greencross Vets Crown Street in 2014 after a short locum period at the practice where he was impressed by the efficiency and high standard of patient care provided in the down to earth and relaxed atmosphere.
Ben has a special interest in orthopaedics, stemming from many years of repairing broken legs and ruptured ligaments in working dogs who unfortunately thought they were tougher than the ground they went up against. He uses the latest techniques available (such as porous titanium implants, etc) to provide the best outcome and quickest possible recovery for my patients. He especially love helping our native animals and have also repaired a number of broken legs on kangaroos.
He has a crazy kelpie, a cat who was rescued from a stormwater drain, too many horses, and a tankful of tropical fish.
Mother of 4 Graduated Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and been with our Greencross family since 2016. She loves the variety veterinary nursing offers in day to day clinic life. Her special interest is in surgery and is passionate about exotics and wildlife. She loves her personal collection of reptiles and when not working, enjoys family life, scuba diving, camping and puzzles.
Emma joined the Crown Street team in 2010 as a kennel hand and from there has been a valuable team member since. Emma is that familiar face that everyone enjoys having around, she is passionate about her job and will go that extra mile to help any animal and client in need. Emma graduated in Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at the end of 2011 and enjoys every aspect of nursing. Emma lives at home with her husband and there two loveable English Staffy’s Bubbles & Diesel.
Kylie joined the Crown Street team while completing her Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV and took up a permanent nursing position over 11 years ago.
She feels very lucky to be working among amazing professionals and enjoys the challenge of balancing the needs of our clients, patients and team members. Her favourite aspect of the job is providing exceptional care to our patients and their humans.
When not at work, Kylie is kept busy by her young daughter and very demanding feline, Bella.
Kylie is currently on leave and looking forward to welcoming her second child.
Sarah started at Greencross Vets Crown Street as a work placement student while studying Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing and has been working at the clinic since graduating in 2015. She enjoys having a hands on role with assisting the vet team with surgery and hospital cases and loves that there is always more to be learned in her position as a Veterinary Nurse.
At home she enjoys spending time with her boxer Arnie and her hand raised rat Rigby.
Meg graduated in 2017 with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves working at the Crown Street clinic because of the tight knit team. Meg looks forward to continuing her studies with a Diploma in Surgical Nursing. Meg rescued a little transgender kitty called Skip who loves to play fetch 24/7. Outside the clinic Meg loves living at the beach and getting as much sun as possible in summer.
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