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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. Laura Taylor - Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Taylor  Veterinarian

Laura is a Cronulla local who loves spending time with her 3 dogs - Tiger, Bali and Pebbles. She also has a rescue cat ...

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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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Courtney - Vet Nurse

Courtney  Vet Nurse

Courtney is the newest member of the Southside Animal Hospital team. After years of studying journalism and...

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Fernando - Vet Nurse

Fernando  Vet Nurse

Fernando is a local who has a real passion for animals. Fernando shares his home with four beautiful cats....

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Janelle - Vet Nurse

Janelle  Vet Nurse

Janelle is an experienced nurse and brings a wealth of knowledge with her to the Southside team. Janelle is a local Cronulla...

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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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Stephanie - Qualified Dog Trainer

Stephanie  Qualified Dog Trainer

Stephanie is well versed in educating on various behavioural issues such as play biting, mouthing, toilet training...

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