Welcome to Greencross Vets Five Dock
Please note: From Saturday 5 February 2022, our clinic will be temporarily closed.
We are so happy for the many new pet parents experiencing the joy of loving a pet, however with a steep increase in pet ownership, a national shortage of veterinary staff, and further challenges due to Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to close.
We hope to reopen in the not too distant future, however if you need veterinary care during this time:
• Greencross Vets Livingstone Road (Petersham) is nearby and your pet’s records will be on file.
• You can speak with a Greencross WebVet 24/7 via video call. They will assess your pet via video, take notes of your pet’s condition and share the advice provided with your regular vet, ensuring continuity of care. WebVet is free for Healthy Pets Plus members. Learn more.
• Healthy Pets Plus members can redeem their benefits at any Greencross Vets location. Find a vet.
We apologise for inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience during this time.
We look forward to welcoming you and your pets in clinic again soon,
The team at Greencross Vets Five Dock
We are your local team of pet care professionals, we are truly ‘passionate about pets’ and we love what we do.
Greencross Vets Five Dock (formally Happy Tails Vet Hospital) is a purpose built veterinary hospital in the heart of Five Dock. All of our staff are experienced, professional, caring and approachable and have similar goals to deliver top class service and care to all our patients.
We offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to ensure that your pet is healthy and happy throughout all life stages, ranging from preventative health care to weight loss programs through to surgery and diagnostic medicine. We have also expanded our services to include ultrasound, acupuncture, grooming and overnight VIP boarding.
Pet owners will experience a high level of care and service for their pets delivered by our team of highly skilled and dedicated vets and nurses.
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 Five Dock 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.
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.
Julia graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2016. After graduation, she traveled to the UK to work as a small animal veterinarian for 2 years. After a lot of rain and cold, Julia decided to travel back to the ‘better’ side of the hemisphere to do a rotating internship at the University of Sydney. She completed the internship early 2020. Julia loves emergency medicine as well as preventative health. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, cooking, and yoga
Dr Ingrid graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017 and spent the first few years working at busy emergency hospitals in Western Sydney and the Lower North Shore. She enjoy’s all aspects of small animal practice and is particularly interested small animal internal medicine, animal behavior and imaging.
Outside of work, you will find her tending to her array of plants with her golden retriever, Benny and going on bush walks.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Alanna grew up as a passionate competitive horse rider which inspired her to want to work with animals as a career. She graduated with a Diploma in Veternary Nursing in 2008 in Auckland and worked for 7 years in various clinics including a dental specialist clinic where she assisted on many exciting ventures including a root canal on a lion at the Auckland Zoo.
In 2014 she took a break from the animal world and decided to work aboard on super yachts and travel the world in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Florida USA. After 6 years on the seas, it was time to return to her passion where she moved to Sydney, joined the team at Greencross Vets Five Dock and adopted 2 of the kittens she was fostering!
Since a young age Hannah has been passionate about animals, in particular horses and dogs. She has been riding horses since she 10 years of age and has not lost her passion for it. While living abroad in the UK she took any chance to be around horses which later on sparked the idea for her to become a Vet Nurse. She decided to make the career change into Vet Nursing in 2020 after being a Personal Assistant for the last 8 years. She is currently finishing her Animal Studies Cert 2 as a Greencross Intern. Her family has a Pug called Zari who is the most sassy Pug there is! Hannah hopes to one day have two rescue dogs, chickens and a horse.
Matt joined the Five Dock team in March 2021 as an intern, while completing the Certificate 2 in Animal Studies, with the goal of becoming a veterinary nurse. He has always had a passion for animals and wildlife conservation, which he expresses through his photography. Outside of work and photography, you will find him enjoying his time with his cat, Comet. If you see Matthew in the clinic you will likely leave with a smile, although he is new to the animal care industry he strives to ensure all patients and clients receive the best care possible.f
Samantha grew up on the South Coast with the dream of working in a veterinary clinic. She is passionate about helping all animals, and has a keen interest in dog behavior. She joined the Five Dock team in 2020 where she has grown into a keen nurse with an interest in dog behaviour. She is currently studying her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and runs some of our puppy school classes. You will often find her lazing around with her dog Ella, or taking her on walks. If you meet Samantha on the street, it will most likely be because she is stopping you to ask if she is allowed to pat your dog.
Mack has had a love for animals since she was a kid. From a young age she cared for an array of pets such as lizards, snakes, cats, dogs and rats. Mack is originally from Canada where she began working in animal clinics during high school. She made the move to Australia over 2 years ago and has enjoyed living here ever since. Currently, Mack is working towards gaining a formal qualification in Veterinary Nursing to back up her years of experience overseas. She has a passion for exotic animals and plans on studying to become an exotic veterinarian. In her spare time she loves being with her partner and 3 ferrets Sanderson, Parker, and Lady.
Natalia was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up surrounded by dogs and cats which triggered her passion for small animals. She graduated as a Vet from the University of Chile in 2013 and continued her studies of Small Animal Medicine in 2014. She worked as Veterinarian for 2 years before deciding to move to Sydney in 2016. Upon arrival to Australia, Natalia started working as a Veterinary Nurse while preparing for the Australian Veterinary Association exam to obtain her qualification here. As a result, if she’s not at work she spends more of her free time studying or hanging out with her recently adopted cat named Banjo, who’s also her unconditional study buddy.
Maxine has been working as Veterinary Nurse since 2015. Prior to this she had traveled across the USA helping multiple small zoo’s upgrade their standards of husbandry for Australian Native animals. After working at Greencross Fairy Meadow for a few years, Maxine took a break to work in Hawaii and across the Caribbean, returning to Australia to join the Five Dock team as the Practice Manager. She is passionate about supporting the team and encouraging them to learn new skills and expand their nursing knowledge. With experience working in Emergency, she is currently studying the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency in Critical Care to expand her own knowledge and skill set.
You will often find her winding down on the beach with her love-able old Rottweiler X.
Dr. Joanna Malcolm
Dr. Joanna Malcolm
Joanna grew up on a farm surrounded by animals so was destined to head into the veterinary field. She graduated from the University of Sydney and began practicing in Camden. After two years in small animal practice, the lure of travel took her to the UK for 7 years where she worked as a locum, explored Europe and settled in a busy practice in Kent. There Joanna completed a General Practitioner Certificate in Feline Practice. In 2008 Joanna returned to practice in Sydney, joining the Five Dock team in 2014. She enjoys meeting clients and all aspects of small animal medicine and routine surgery. When not at work Joanna is kept very busy running around after two young children. If she gets a spare moment, she likes to relax by reading, playing the guitar and visiting the countryside.
Rhiannon had a passion for animals at a young age as she grew up on a farm surrounded by animals. After finishing school she completed her bachelor degree in animal science so she could work in the animal industry. While at university she worked at a clinic as an animal attendant and really enjoyed the veterinary environment. After finishing her degree she decided to enrol in cert 4 for vet nursing and is currently studying while working at Greencross. She has a Russian blue cat named Cornelius and a white, giant Flemish rabbit named Jasper that she decided to adopt when he was brought into the clinic as a stray
140 Great North Road, Five Dock 2046
Opening Hours / Trading Hours
Tuesday – Friday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
Please note, we are temporarily closed. See our webpage for more information or make an appointment with Greencross Vets Livingstone Road, our nearest clinic. We thank you for your patience during this time.
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