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Welcome to Southside Animal Hospital

Southside Animal Hospital is an ultra-modern veterinary hospital in the Sutherland Shire. Our Cronulla vet clinic was established in early 2014, and our Gymea location will open in February 2019. Both veterinary clinics are fully equipped with state of the art facilities and are supported by a wonderful team of vibrant, super helpful staff.

Local and family run, the Southside Animal Hospital brand has a very clear mission: to provide the absolute best pet care and service to our customers and their furry family members.

In the Shire, we are ‘Your friendly local vets’


Ultra modern and purpose built

Our clinics are purpose built, state of the art veterinary hospitals with some of the best & newest technologies

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Experienced and passionate team

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

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Personalised and professional care

We offer a broad range of services from consultations to surgeries and now offer care for exotic animals.

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We’re just around the corner

With parking onsite we’re conveniently located at 53 Croydon Street, in the heart of Cronulla. Our new Gymea vet clinic is located at 73 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea and will open its doors in February 2019.

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Our highly skilled team of professionals strive to deliver exceptional care for your pet, every time.
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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. 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. 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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It's so much more than a job to them. They genuinely care and want to help your furry and feathered family members be as happy and healthy as possible.

- N. Elizabeth

From the moment we stepped in the door we were greeted by a lovely friendly receptionist. I feel very confident that we have found the best Vet in the Shire ! We'll be back.

- C. Malencia

They were very professional, empathetic, loving, knowledgeable & just amazing. Thank you to Michael, Kathy & the whole team. I can't THANK YOU enough!

- A. Clough

Pet of the month

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Walt, July 2017

Walt, July 2017

Cheeky is an understatement! But by-gosh, those eyes are hypnotic! Little "Walt" the lilac burmese kitty graced us with his gorgeousness recently...

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Romeo, June 2017

Romeo, June 2017

One of our favourite handsome silver foxes is 11 year old Pomeranian, "Romeo"; a serial cuddler and total heart breaker, Romeo is super...

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Odin, September 2016

Odin, September 2016

This month we had the pleasure of meeting the all original, Odin! He’s an 11 week old Dachshund! (Awwwww… #heartmelts)...

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It is our mission to provide the absolute best pet care and veterinary service to our customers and their furry family members.

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