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Our highly skilled team of professionals strive to deliver exceptional care for your pet, every time.

Dr. Michael Demertze - Director & Principal Veterinarian

Dr. Michael Demertze  Director & Principal Veterinarian

Our owner and senior veterinarian is the very caring and approachable Dr. Michael Demertze, BVSc...

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Dr. Kathy Mepstead - Veterinarian

Dr. Kathy Mepstead  Veterinarian

Kathy has been working with us at Southside since 2014. After 10 years of owning and running her own practice...

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Dr. Bree Talbot-James - Veterinarian

Dr. Bree Talbot-James  Veterinarian

Bree graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2010...

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Dr. Kristie Karikios - Veterinarian

Dr. Kristie Karikios  Veterinarian

Kristie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006 and began her career in the Sutherland Shire...

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Dr. Stacey Gelis - Veterinarian

Dr. Stacey Gelis  Veterinarian

Special interest in Birds.

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Dr. Jesse Roberts - Veterinarian

Dr. Jesse Roberts  Veterinarian

Jess graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 and worked as a veterinarian on the sunny Gold Coast for 4 years before relocating with her partner to ...

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Dr. Emilee Lay - Veterinarian

Dr. Emilee Lay  Veterinarian

Emilee graduated from a Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine, University of Sydney in 2018, however has been building her skills and experience as a member of our nursing ...

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Hollie - Practice Manager and Senior Vet Nurse

Hollie  Practice Manager and Senior Vet Nurse

Hollie – Practice Manager and Senior Veterinary Nurse As Southside Animal Hospital grew, we recognised the need for a super organised set of hands to ensure ...

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Courtney - Vet Nurse

Courtney  Vet Nurse

Courtney has been a valuable member of the Southside Animal Hospital Team since May 2016...

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Ella - Vet Nurse

Ella  Vet Nurse

Ella has been part of the Southside Animal Hospital team since May 2015. She originally began nursing at the RSPCA...

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Asha - Vet Nurse

Asha  Vet Nurse

Asha brings a wealth of vert nursing experience to the Southside Animal Hospital team along with a fun sense of humour...

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April - Vet Nurse

April  Vet Nurse

April has been part of the Southside Animal Hospital team since 2014. April has a strong interest in anaesthesia and surgery...

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