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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. 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. 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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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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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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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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Georgia - Anesthesiologist

Georgia  Anesthesiologist

Georgia is our newest member of the Southside team, she recently moved from QLD after graduating her cert IV in June. She has always had a passion for all animals ...

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Lauren Dovey - Dog trainer

Lauren Dovey  Dog trainer

Qualified dog trainer and puppy preschool instructor.

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Tahlia - Vet Nurse

Tahlia  Vet Nurse

Tahlia is our newest member of the Southside team and has been working as a Veterinary Nurse for 3 years now. She has always had a strong passion for all animals big ...

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Desiree - Vet Nurse

Desiree  Vet Nurse

Desiree joined the Southside Animal Hospital family as a placement student back in 2018, but it didn’t take us long to figure out she was the perfect fit in our ...

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Jasmine - Vet Nurse

Jasmine  Vet Nurse

Jasmine has been nursing since 2015 and enjoys every aspect the job has to offer. Her favourite part about being with Southside is the amazing friendship and support ...

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