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Greencross Vets

Ku-ring-gai

Welcome to Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai

We have moved!

We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new location! You can find us at our new home, just a few doors down the road, at 276 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra. You will be pleased to know that Dr Gareth and our entire team have moved too, so you will be welcomed by our same friendly faces!

We’re easy to find and there is plenty of parking at the rear, turn into Valley Park Crescent to access the carpark. With this new clinic space we have spacious consult rooms and new hospital surgical theatres so we can provide the best care for your pet. Whilst we will no longer have on-site boarding facilities or grooming, we are happy to recommend some alternate options.

Come in and say hello!

We look forward to seeing you and your pets soon!

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Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai located on Sydney's North Shore has been providing exceptional veterinary medicine, animal surgery and pet care to dogs, cats and other small animals for over 60 years. You'll find the finest veterinary clinic and hospital facilities and a skilled vet that can help your pet at our animal hospital.

Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai remains one of Australia’s largest and most progressive veterinary clinics whilst providing a highly personalised service.

This is a purpose built veterinary clinic with a complete range of medical and animal surgery facilities, including Digital Radiology, Animal CT Scanning, Ultrasonography, and In-house Pathology.

Our extensive practice offers the latest and most up-to-date animal treatments with the peace of mind that our veterinarians are constantly updating their veterinary qualifications.

In helping to provide your pet with the very best care, Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai provides an extensive range of services. From a simple nail clip through to the most advanced tertiary referral services, we have the skills and expertise to ensure that your pet is well looked after.

We pride ourselves on our Gold level accreditation for being ‘Feline Friendly’ from the International Society for Feline Medicine. Our clinic is amongst a select few in the country to attain the Gold level status due to our sophisticated practice design, equipment, facilities and exceptional standards of care. Your feline friend can enjoy a separate cat waiting area, cat-only consultation rooms featuring calming diffusers and larger enclosures for their stay.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet.

Our Services.

Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai offer a comprehensive range of professional veterinary services to cater for all your pet care needs utilising the latest diagnostic equipment.

Desexing

Getting your pet desexed (neutered or spayed) is essential to their health. All Greencross Vets facilities are completely sterile and use the latest in surgical equipment.

Vaccinations

Prevention is the best medicine. Kitten and puppy vaccinations (injections) and adult pet vaccinations prevent disease. Get your pet’s vaccinations up-to-date.

Heartworm Prevention

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.

Dentistry

Greencross Vets offer a range of dentistry services like cat and dog teeth cleaning. Consider us your pet’s veterinarian and dentist combined.

Puppy Pre-School

Greencross Vets Puppy School is an excellent starting point for owners wanting a well-managed and socialised pet. Courses run for four to six weeks. Click to learn more.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a painless diagnostic procedure that allows vets to take a closer look at your pet’s health. We only use the latest technology for the most accurate diagnoses.

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X-ray/Radiology

Greencross Vets clinics are equipped with high-quality radiograph equipment including X-ray machines, automatic processors, and X-ray view equipment.

Clinical Pathology

Clinical pathology allows our vets to analyse and diagnose health conditions. Common laboratory tests include blood tests, urinalysis, faecal tests and biopsy examination.

Meet The Team

Rebecca Davidson

Rebecca Davidson

Bec joined our team after completing her nursing qualification in 2018. She feels lucky to greet and treat our patients as a member of both our customer service and veterinary nursing teams – and we are lucky enough to have her kindness!

Aligning with the Greencross Vets philosophy, Bec believes in providing a high standard of care to patients and enjoys seeing the meaningful bond between patients and their loving families.

Bec currently lives with a lively Staffy and hopes to one day adopt a Great Dane.

Dr. Jonathan Lewis

Dr. Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan is co-Vet Director and has worked in the practice since July 2020. He graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2004, and then completed further part time post graduate training in internal medicine and pharmacology in 2009. From 2008 to 2020, he and his wife, a veterinary nurse, owned a practice in Shelly Beach, South Africa, which operated as both a general and emergency practice. He moved to Sydney with his family in June 2020.

Jonathan is experienced in medical case work ups and management, dentistry, soft tissue and general orthopedic surgery, imaging, and has a special interest in cytology. He aims to provide each patient with individualised care in a compassionate manner.

Outside of work, Jonathan enjoys hiking and nature, and photography. He shares his home with two Cattle Dogs, Popcorn and Marshmallow, two domestic cats (hand reared feral kittens), Silver and Moonlight, and two rats, Pipsqueak and Arsenic.

Dr Philippa Maclennan

Dr Philippa Maclennan

Philippa graduated from Glasgow Vet school, Scotland in 2002 and has since spent her time working between Australia and the UK. Philippa originally started as a mixed practice vet in Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon before focusing solely on small animals . She also spent a short time working with horses and donkeys in Morocco for the charity SPANA where she performed surgery in Morocco’s fields and markets which was a challenging and interesting setting.

Philippa enjoys all aspects of life as a veterinary surgeon and finds complex internal medicine cases especially interesting. Philippa has returned to work at Ku-Ring-Gai in 2020 after first working at the practice from 2004 to 2008. Outside of work, Philippa enjoys ocean swimming , walking her Kelpie cross Ash and spending time with her husband and three children. Completing her family is a black and white cat called Alfie and a chestnut pony called Ginger.

Laura Topham

Laura Topham

Laura moved to Australia in 2012 from the not so sunny shores of England. While living and working in the UK she was a Registered Veterinary Nurse, held her Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate, and obtained an advanced diploma in Nursing. In her role here at Greencross Vets as Practice Manager, she’s discovered the perfect balance between her passion for people, animals, and medicine. Laura is committed to facilitating compassionate, world class care while leading the growth of our team and practice.

With over 19 years of experience, both in specialty and general practice medicine, she goes above and beyond to build a culture of care that creates long-lasting client relationships and puts patients first! A self-proclaimed “crazy cat lady”, Laura shares her home and heart with her fur baby, Rangi, a crazy ginger youngster. Outside the office you can catch her hiking, kayaking, and living that Aussie beach life as if she were born to it!

Anais Hakin

Anais Hakin

Anaïs grew up in Cape Town, South Africa then moved to Sydney in 2010. As a young girl, she was more often than not known for collecting creatures of all sizes, from creepy crawlies to strays. Influenced by her creative and animal filled childhood, Anais’ fascination drew her into Veterinary Nursing.

Anaïs stumbled into Greencross Ku-ring-gai as a local and soon after started work placement in 2017 as an Animal Studies and Vet Nursing student. In 2019 she formally became part of the team and since then has become a go to nurse for our feline friends. Anaïs has a small family of two rescue cats, cheeky Lana (RSPCA) and scaredy cat Monroe (Ku-ring-gai adoption).

In the future, Anaïs hopes to upsize her love of felines by working with big cats.

Alex Wanless

Alex Wanless

Alex grew up in Newcastle surrounded by animals from a very young age. She never grew out of the ‘pony phase’ of childhood, leading her to complete a Bachelor of Equine Science and Veterinary Technology and allowing her to work with animals in clinic.

Alex has been a part of the Greencross Vets team since 2018, enjoying all aspects of veterinary nursing with a particular interest in rabbits and horses.

Alex is a proud mum of Collin the border collie, Bagheera the cat, Luna the rabbit and Livi the thoroughbred.

Marissa Shackleford

Marissa Shackleford

Marissa is a passionate and very caring nurse who joined the team in 2019. She has an immense love for creatures of all sizes, but will always be a big-dog lady at heart. Marissa is a self confessed ‘crazy Staffy lady’ and gets excited every time there’s one in the clinic. Marissa shares her home with her sweet American Pitbull Rufie, a hyperactive Red Cattle X called Peaches, and a Cockatiel called Sunny.

Louise Ireland

Louise Ireland

Louise joined Greencross Vets Ku-ring-gai in the role as Receptionist in 2018, after many years of being a Ku-ring-gai client herself. Her love for animals started very young, growing up with several family pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and fish.

Louise completed a Bachelor Commerce in Marketing and Commercial Law at the University of Sydney, and then spent 12 years in corporate marketing roles in both legal firms and consumer goods businesses, such as Minter Ellison, Coca-Cola Amatil and Colgate Palmolive, specialising in global brand and project management.

Since having her daughter, Louise has held client relationship roles which has allowed for more time to focus on family. Bringing her well rounded experience to the Ku-ring-gai clinic, Louise believes in delivering a professional and personalised service to every client, and ensuring each Greencross experience is a meaningful one. Being surrounded by the lovely furry patients is the part of the job Louise especially adores!

Louise has grown up in the local area and now lives in Turramurra with her family, including her rescue dog Harry, and her very spoilt ragdoll cat Sebastian.

Tatiana Pirie

Tatiana Pirie

Tatiana has been working with Greencross Vets since March 2018 and is a Certificate IV Qualified Veterinary Nurse. 

Tatiana is very passionate about caring for animals that haven’t yet found their forever home, and is on the board of directors for Claws n Paws Rescue Group, where she cares for animals of all sizes and ages.

In her spare time, she enjoys caring for and playing with her four dogs and three cats, and reading a good book on vet nursing.

Dr Gareth Moss

Dr Gareth Moss

Gareth is the practice Vet Director and has worked in the practice since 2014.

He graduated as a vet with honours from the University of Sydney in 2007 and since then, has worked in a variety of vet roles in Referral, Emergency, and General Practice. In 2012, Gareth attained Membership (by examination) of the Small Animal Surgery chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and he then attained membership of the Small Animal Medicine chapter of the college in 2018.

Gareth prides himself on the relationships he forms with his patients and their owners and he always strives to provide a personalised service, rather than adopt a “one-size-fits-all” approach. He and his family live in Wahroonga with their Italian Greyhound, Poppy.

Gareth is available for consultations from Wednesday – Friday and also works on Saturday mornings. 

Hayley Austin

Hayley Austin

Hayley joined our team at the beginning of 2014 and was our full time receptionist for nearly 3 years. She is now pursuing her passion for animals as one of our permanent nurses and is in the process of completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

She is enthusiastic in all aspects of the clinic, carrying out shifts in Nursing, Reception, Administration and Kennels.

Hayley has two young rescue dogs, Frankie & Vader, which happily take up a lot of her spare time.

Dr Bronwyn Walker

Dr Bronwyn Walker

Bronwyn is an experienced veterinarian who helps dogs and cats lead their best lives. With 18 years in practice, Bronwyn knows how important it is to support pet owners and provide them with the information they need to make decisions, both big and small.

Bronwyn’s special interests are internal medicine, dermatology, anaesthesia, critical care and dentistry. She developed these interests and honed her skills while undertaking a Rotating Internship at a referral hospital. She then spent 12 years working closely with specialists as a general practice vet in another Sydney referral hospital. Bronwyn attained ANZCVSc membership by examination in the field of small animal medicine in 2006, and she is committed to providing her patients with exceptional and evidence-based veterinary care.

Bronwyn is enthusiastic about veterinary ethics and strives to practice with integrity and compassion. She believes every animal deserves understanding and care. In 2002, she spent 12 months working as a volunteer veterinarian in Samoa treating infectious diseases and traumatic injuries, and performing surgical sterilizations. She presently volunteers each week as a Primary Ethics teacher at her daughter’s school.

Bronwyn grew up in the Hornsby Shire and has a special connection with the bush. She enjoys mountain biking, volunteer bush regeneration, bird watching and bushwalking. She has recently discovered she has green thumbs and is transforming her home garden into an organic permaculture oasis complete with frog pond, chooks and a food forest! She loves to go swing dancing with her husband and their daughter keeps them busy building lego and craft projects. The family is completed by a noisy young mixed breed pup named Michael and a geriatric rescued poodle named Duncan, whose anxiety has thankfully mellowed with age!

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Becc is a very enthusiastic and caring nurse who has a huge love for animals big and small. She is a dog lover who owns a dog called Milo, a cat named Loki and a rabbit named Rastice.

Becc started her nursing career as soon as she graduated from high school in 2014. By July 2016, she reached her goal of becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse and has been working in practice ever since.

Becc is currently studying a Diploma of Leadership & Management and is thriving in her position as Head Nurse.

276 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra, NSW

Ku-ring-gai

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