Veterinarians

  

Dr Noel Smith – is the original veterinarian since the practice began operating as a small animal clinic in its own right in 1982. A solid, diverse and loyal cliental has been established since then, with continual growth. Dr Smith is also, an AQIS (animal quarantine and inspection services) accredited veterinarian, allowing him to prepare domestic animals for interstate and international travel.

    

Dr Simon Coghlan – has been an important and valued practitioner member for more than ten years. Simon has expertise, interests, competency and multiple skills in many areas of veterinary medicine, veterinary diagnostics and veterinary soft tissue surgery. Simon aspires to high personal performance and expectations , which equates to excellent veterinary knowledge and a very high standard of veterinary practice. Simon has completed post graduate studies in bio-ethics, a PhD in philosophy and writes a regular column in a very respected veterinary journal (The Veterinarian),which proves to be ,both, insightful and topical.

NOTE: At the moment Dr Simon only works an occasion locum shift and does not consult regularly at the clinic

  

  

Dr Laurence Gullifer - graduated from Melbourne University in 2008. After starting his vet career at the Melbourne R.S.P.C.A , he has since worked at various small animal clinics across Melbourne. Laurence has been working as a locum for our clinic since 2012 and now will be working here on a regular basis. Outside of work, Laurence is a big movie and sports fan, particularly AFL. He likes to keep fit and travel, but mostly enjoys checking out what's new in lively Fitzroy/Carlton.

  

Dr Amanda Ho – Amanda completed her veterinary degree at The University of Melbourne graduating with First Class Honours in 2002. After working in bayside Melbourne for 2 years, she moved to London where she worked for seven years as a small animal veterinarian, fitting in lots of travel on the side (as you do!). Fed up with grey skies and cold weather she moved to hot and sunny Perth where she worked for 6 years as a senior veterinarian at a busy beachside practice. She finally made the move back home to Melbourne in 2016 with her husband and a little black and white cat who adopted them in Perth, 21 year old, Ernest. 

Amanda has an interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, dermatology and animal behaviour and is currently completing a post graduate certificate in Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasound at the University of Melbourne. 

She adores animals and always strives to give them the best possible care and attention (and cuddles) she can. She looks forward to meeting you all and your furry family members soon!

Dr Jana Kragic - Jana is originally from Sydney where she completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney.She then continued onto post graduate study and graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Melbourne.Since then, she has worked as a small animal vet in Sydney, but decided she missed Melbourne and came back in early 2017!

Jana loves all creatures and while working as a vet she volunteered with the Sydney Exotic and Rabbit Vets in Sydney's North Shore for a year where she developed a soft spot for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Ferrets.She owns two cheeky rescued cats, 18 year old Mara the tabby and 10 year old Simba the ginger. As a vet student she adopted retired chickens from the cage egg laying industry as well as Perun, an 8 year old Central Bearded Dragon from the Lost Reptiles Home.

In her spare time she loves bush walking, snorkeling, sketching and training martial arts.