Welcome to Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow
Welcome to Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow!
Please call 02 4283 2333 to make an appointment.
Important Update – June 2021: We have an important update for our pet rabbit owners. Local Council is releasing a virus to control wild rabbit populations. This is harmful to rabbits and it is important to vaccinate your pet rabbit. Contact us for more information or learn more about rabbit vaccinations here .
Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri: 8am – 7pm
Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sun: 8.30am – 1pm
Public Holidays: Closed
Animal Referral Hospital Wollongong is also located on site and is available for after hours emergencies.
ARH Wollongong Pet Emergency Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6pm – 8pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: Open 24 hours
We have been established for over 70 years. We have 12 highly skilled, veterinarians with a combined experience of over 100 years and over 30 staff members. We are all dedicated to providing the highest quality in Veterinary care for our patients.
We aim to provide the highest standard of patient care in diagnosis and treatment in all cases of illness and injury, where the welfare of our patient is always our first consideration. We pride ourselves one friendly and helpful advice at any time on all aspects of animal health to make sure that the special member of your family is happy and healthy for a long time.
– State of the art Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow is located on the Princes Highway in Fairy Meadow in between Amber Tiles and the Anglican Church. Fairy Meadow Veterinary Hospital is over 700m2 and offers the following facilities:
– Ample off street parking
– Expansive reception, waiting and merchandise area with multiple waiting areas
– 4 large consultation rooms including a private room for patient visits
– Open plan treatment area which includes separate dog and cat ICU/recovery areas
– Large operating theatre with 2 operating tables and piped O2 gas, suction and medical air delivery systems to compliment the large array of surgical equipment
– Digital x-ray and high powered x-ray unit
– 5 general anaesthetic machines with Isotec vaporisers all connected to piped O2 system from our own in house O2 production plant
– IDEXX in house pathology suite
– Dental suite
– Chemotherapy suite
– Puppy Preschool
– Adolescent and mature dog behaviour classes
We are excited to welcome Liz to our clinic as our professional groomer. Liz has over 25 years of experience grooming, she was previously based in southern Sydney and has just moved down to Wollongong. She is very experienced and enjoys grooming both large and small dogs. The grooming salon is located inside our clinic reception area. To learn more about our grooming services or to make a booking, please call 4283 2333.
All our clients – old and new – are more than welcome to come in for a tour of our clinic. Please just ask one of our friendly team.
Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow 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.
Don’t have your own clippers? Let us take care of dog grooming for you. Our clinic offers premium dog grooming for your pet.
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.
Dr. Alex Russell
Dr. Alex Russell
Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in her home country of Canada before moving to Sydney in 2011 to study Veterinary Science. She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015 and has been working in various small animal clinics in both QLD and NSW. She moved to Wollongong in 2019 with her partner Michael and their two cats. Alex has interests in surgery and dentistry. In her free time she loves spending time outdoors, cooking, watching sports and hanging out with her cats.
Cat is one of our lovely veterinary nurses and has an absolute passion for caring for animals.
She works between our clinics at Fairy Meadow and Warilla-Shellcove. Cat is experienced and has worked within the veterinary industry for the last five years and been nursing since 2018. She has a tuxedo cat called Frank.
Ash started at Greencross Vets in 2011. She is one of our senior veterinary nurses who is very passionate about medical nursing and always goes above and beyond for her patient’s care. Her vision is to change people’s lives through helping animals. Ash enjoys music, fashion and anything outdoors on the beautiful south coast. At home she has two Labradors, Frederick & Rollo Lothbrok, a cat named Lagertha and an Alexandrine parrot called Amigo.
Stephanie is a Veterinary Nurse and works at our Fairy Meadow and Woonona-Bulli practices. She has been nursing since 2011.
Stef is passionate about your pets care and will go above and beyond to make sure you go home feeling reassured and looked after for during your pets time at the vet. Stef has a cheeky Miniature Schnauzer at home called Sherlock. When Stef is not at work, she likes being at the beach with her little boy Ejder and her partner Sam.
Abbey started with the Greencross south coast family in 2015 whilst still at school. She completed a school based traineeship at Fairy Meadow before starting as a veterinary nurse with us in 2016. Abbey completed her Cert IV certificate this year. Abbey is also a trained puppy preschool / behavior trainer and facilitates our classes at Greencross Woonona Bulli. She has two pets, bearded dragon named Rango and a cocker spaniel named Jagger
spare time – likes to be outside
Sarah is a Trainee Vet Nurse at Fairy Meadow and Woonona-Bulli Clinics. She loves all animals that come into our care and has a special interest in wildlife and exotics. She has a beautiful greyhound called Joey at home whom she recently rescued.
Dr Julie Waring
Dr Julie Waring
Julie graduated from Queensland University, and has worked in many practices both large and small, in Queensland, Victoria, ACT and NSW. She has been in Wollongong since 1997, and enjoys internal medicine cases.She has 2 adult children, a scientist husband who exercises a lot , and a young Irish Wolfhound Cuinn. She swims regularly and walks a lot!
Dr Luke Michel
Dr Luke Michel
Luke grew up in Southern Sydney and studied Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney where he graduated with first class honours in 2003 and then took his first job at the Wollongong Veterinary Hospital. In 2011, he became part owner and Veterinary Director in charge of Veterinary hospitals at Greencross Vets Fairy Meadow, Woonona Bulli and now in Campbelltown. This group employs over 40 staff including 13 vets. He is also part of the Vet Advisory Board for Greencross Vets that has over 100 Veterinary hospitals Australia wide. Luke has a special interest in Small Animal Medicine and has completed further education and qualifications in this area with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He’s also completed his Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Education and has just started his Diploma of Management. Luke lives in Wollongong with his wife Karli and 3 daughters – Olivia, Molly and Emily and his cat Henry who is his only male support in the house. He enjoys playing, watching and talking about sport, especially AFL, Soccer and Cricket and is trying to brainwash his girls into following them as well.
After doing a term of Cert II at Yallah TAFE ,Sheridan started training at Greencross vets as a trainee at our Fairy Meadow branch in 2014. She would work one day a week as a placement student during year 11 & 12 while finishing off her HSC. Once graduated from high school and finishing Cert II animal studies she went on to study Cert IV in veterinary nursing through the Greencross training platform AIRC . From there, Sheridan went on to take a roll as veterinary nurse across 3 of our south coast clinics, based mostly at Warilla- Shellcove and occasionally at Woonona-Bulli & Fairy Meadow. Additional to vet nursing, Sheridan runs her own small house & pet sitting business and lives at home with her cheeky Beagle dog Ajax, Cockatiel Kerry and a few chooks! Whenever she isn’t working, Sheridan enjoys getting outdoors to go on bushwalks & traveling to new countries
Dr Brett Beehag
Dr Brett Beehag
Brett qualified as a vet from Sydney university in 1997 and starting working with the team in Wollongong in the same year . In 2006 he gained his memberships with the Australian college of veterinary scientists in surgery. Surgery is one of his favorite areas of the job . He, his wife and his 2 kids, have 2 cats and 1 dog and loves the outdoors
Dr Nicole Defina
Dr Nicole Defina
Nikki graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Since graduating, Nikki has worked in mixed practices in rural Victoria and the Illawarra area before joining the Greencross team in 2017.
Nikki loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but particularly enjoys small animal surgery and wildlife medicine. She lives at home with her partner who is also a vet, their cat Mr Moustachio, and their dog, a Catahoula called Angus. Outside of her work as a vet, Nikki loves running and exploring the great outdoors.
Brodie joined our Greencross team in March 2018, completing her Vet Nursing Cert IV in 2017 at Kurri Kurri Tafe. She has recently moved to the area from Newcastle where she has two Pug X, Peppa and Frankie and a Labrador named Milly. After having a passion and love for animals from a young age she knew that being a vet nurse is what she always wanted to do.
Jess has a role as Head Nurse at Fairy Meadow and has been nursing since 2011. She started out as a volunteer and has now taken on the role of training our new nursing students.
Jess loves dogs and has a soft spot for Cavaliers. Her favorite part of Vet Nursing is taking care of hospital patients and critical care cases. She like to help taking x-rays and running pathology.
Lauren qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and has been nursing ever since. She joined the team at Fairy Meadow in 2015 and is now Practice Manager for our Fairy Meadow, Woonona-Bulli and Warilla-Shellcove Clinics. Her favourite nursing role is assisting the vets with surgery and is slightly crazy about cats! She has 3 black cats at home – Cino, Luna and Harry, a German Shepherd, Toby and an Indian Ringneck Parrot called Ringo. She loves spending time with her husband Brad and daughter Scarlett.
In 2015 Chelsea left school to pursue a career in the animal industry. Having such a passion for animals from a young age, Chelsea knew that no other career path would suit. Chelsea loves seeing the bond formed between pet owners and their pets which make helping her patients so important to her. Chelsea lives at home with her crazy little pug Ralph and three other Chihuahuas Willow, Elkie and Frankie.
Dr Rebecca Robey BVSc (Hons I), BSc (Zoology)/BA (Indonesian) has been working at Greencross Fairy Meadow since 2015, but has been in the veterinary industry for over 20 years! Rebecca has a strong interest in emergency medicine, surgery and ultrasonography having completed continuing education courses in each field. Dr. Robey is also very passionate and experienced in treating wildlife and unusual pets and can occasionally be found working as a veterinarian at Taronga Zoo. Rebecca enjoys looking after all creatures great and small from dogs and cats to rabbits, rodents and reptiles! During her precious spare time, Beck enjoys the beach with her 2 and 4 legged family. She is also passionately involved with charities in Australia including WIRES and AMRRIC, as well as helping endangered wildlife in Borneo and volunteering overseas with Vets-Beyond-Borders.
April is a Trainee Vet Nurse who is currently studying Certificate III at TAFE. April has always had a passion for animals, but has only recently decided it is the career path for her and has loved every bit about it. She has a Labrador at home, as well as 2 cats
Rebecca Van Mouwerik
Rebecca Van Mouwerik
Bec has been a Vet Nurse for 7 years and is a Head Nurse at our Fairy Meadow clinic. She lives local with her husband Dan, daughter Aria and two kitties Jazz and Hudson. Medical cases interest Bec the most, and she is passionate about supporting the team, and encouraging them to learn new skills and expand their nursing knowledge
Bec has a naughty little ginger kitty called Arnold and a big goofy cross breed called Jeffrey. They love to wrestle and play together! She loves being a vet nurse, working with different animals each day and helping them in any way she can. When Bec is not at work, she likes being at the beach, spending time with family/friends, watching movies and baking.
Ash started at Greencross in 2011. She is one of our senior nurses who is very passionate about medical nursing and going above and beyond for patient care. Her vision is to change peoples lives through animals. Ash enjoys music, fashion and anything outdoors on the beautiful south coast. At home she has two Labradors Frederick & Rollo Lothbrok, cat Lagertha and a alexandrine parrot Amigo.
Denzie has worked at Greencross Vet since 2012. Her passion is exotic animals and native wildlife. Denzie has been educating our puppy owners through our Puppy Cadets course at the Fairy Meadow clinic for two years and enjoys meeting and helping puppy owners and their families through the excitement and stress of owning a new puppy. Her fur family consists of two dogs, Stella and Digger, three cats, Mes, Darnell and Cybal, a lorikeet named Stavross and two ducks, Dudley and Elwood.
Dione joined our Greencross Team in 2010. She has a Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and went on to complete her certificate in Advanced Small Animal Nursing. She has an interest in pathology, is extremely passionate about inpatient care and is a feline friendly advocate. Dione lives with Kenton the lorikeet (otherwise known as Poss), Sherlock and Watson the bearded dragons and Banks her domestic shorthair cat.
Dr Sandy Soon
Dr Sandy Soon
Sandy has been a vet for over 20 year, working in small animal practices in Australia and the UK. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary work, especially surgery. In her spare time, Sandy loves spending time with her family and playing music.
Dr Kevin Calleja
Dr Kevin Calleja
Kevin has recently joined our team at Greencross Fairy Meadow and Warilla but is a familiar face around the Illawarra after being a vet here for nearly 20 years. Kevin has a keen interest in cat medicine, but loves all aspects of being a Veterinary surgeon. Kevin shares his house hold with his patient wife, 2 kids , 2 cats and 2 dogs. When not having fun with his day job, Kevin likes to spend his time fishing out on the lake.
Dr Michael Yazbeck
Dr Michael Yazbeck
Michael graduated from the University of Sydney in 2015, after having made it onto the Veterinary Faculty Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, and becoming the proud recipient of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association Prize for Medicine and Surgery. He joined the Campbelltown team in early 2016 and was nominated for New Graduate of the Year, and in 2017 was awarded Veterinary Associate of the Year. Michael became the Veterinary Director of Campbelltown in 2019.
Michael has a keen interest in small animal surgery, internal and emergency medicine, and loves solving interesting cases. He is currently undertaking further study to obtain his Membership in Small Animal Medicine. His biggest highlight to date has been travelling to South Africa to work with all sorts of animals, from local village dogs to wild giraffes.
Michael’s furry and feathered family include his cat “Pepper” and three dogs “Bodhi”, “Arnie” and “Stevie”. He enjoys going to the beach, listening to music and practicing yoga.
Dr Ashley Sykes
Dr Ashley Sykes
Ashley graduated in the UK in 2011 and has recently come to work at Green Cross Vets. Back in the UK he had snakes, rabbits, fish and a cat. He has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery as well as an in exotic and pocket pets. In his own time he is a keen photographer.
1-3 Princes Highway (Cnr Jardine Street), Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
Opening Hours / Trading Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 8:30am – 1:00pm
Public holidays: Closed
Appointments recommended, please call to book an appointment.
Animal Referral Hospital is located on site and is open after hours for pet emergencies.
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