VETS WHO CARE ABOUT YOUR PET
Peter joined North Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2005 after several years of working as a senior veterinary surgeon and Director of a Ku-Ring- Gai Veterinary Hospital. He has also worked in country NSW and in general practice in England. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1995, gaining a Master of Veterinary Studies in 2004. He has recently undertaken a certificate of management through MGSM and is working towards a MBA.
Peter brings to North Shore Veterinary Hospital an extensive experience in both the medical and surgical areas. He has worked in several emergency hospital around Sydney. Peter is the General Manager and overseas the day to day running of the practice as well as the larger group of NSVH Pty Ltd.
Peter has a busy life outside of work with 3 kids that keep him on his toes. He relaxes by competing in endurance sports having completed several Oxfam Trailwalker and 2 Ironman triathlon. He loves anything to do with the outdoors especially cycling, running, rugby and skiing.
Since childhood Bronwyn knew her vocation was to work with dogs and cats in the fascinating world of veterinary science. She grew up with a ‘menagerie’ of pets and studied at the University of Sydney, graduating with first class honours in 1999. In 2001 Bronwyn moved to Samoa for a 12 month AusAID volunteer veterinarian role, performing surgical sterilizations and providing basic health care to dogs and cats from a mobile clinic.
On return to Australia Bronwyn undertook a rotating internship at a busy specialist hospital. She enjoyed working at a high standard of care with an evidence based approach and she has looked for these in employers since then. In 2006 Bronwyn attained membership by examination of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science in small animal internal medicine. Bronwyn joined North Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2006. Here she has continued to develop her small animal medicine skills and has become interested in veterinary dentistry. The breadth of expertise and diagnostic equipment at the hospital make it a rewarding place for Bronwyn to work:
here she is able to provide the high level of care to her patients and clients that she strives for. Bronwyn is passionate about animal welfare and environmental issues. She is incorporating Permaculture design principles into her organic vegetable and fruit home garden, which she shares with two aging chickens. Bronwyn has two wonderful dogs, both rescued as adults nearly a decade ago. When Duncan arrived he was so anxious he wore a harness attached to a 10 foot rope that enabled him to be ‘caught’ for pats and attention, and when Jesse was young she had such bad dermatitis that her previous owners could no longer cope. Bronwyn’s most recent great adventure has been into the world of parenthood: her daughter has taught her so much and is Bronwyn’s greatest love.
Armin studied Veterinary Medicine and surgery at University of Melbourne. He also has Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from IAU University. Armin spent years in studying and practicing in different countries and busy small animal practices in Tehran, Milan, Melbourne and Sydney. Armin’s interest lies in all aspects of surgeries and emergency. Apart from being a Vet, Armin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, working out at the gym, watching soccer, cooking Italian foods and eating out.
John graduated from the University of Sydney 1974 with BVSc (Hons). After a short period in private practice in Sydney he completed an internship in the US and began work at North Shore Veterinary Hospital on his return in 1977, becoming a partner shortly afterwards.
John completed a Masters in Veterinary Science in 1992. This was followed by extensive post- graduate training and study at both the University of Sydney and University of Florida to prepare for Fellowship examinations. Fellowship and Specialty in Small Animal Surgery was achieved in 1998.
John’s professional interests include all aspects of surgery, especially oncology and reconstructive procedures. He has developed a program for minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy and interventional radiology to minimize pain and speed recovery in patients. John has performed a number of innovative and ground-breaking surgeries, some of which have been undertaken in conjunction with specialists from leading “people” hospitals.
John is involved in several mentoring programs for veterinarians and surgeons-in- training, and is a sought-after speaker for veterinary conferences. He is past president of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and spent eight years on the board of the Veterinary Science Foundation at the University of Sydney, Surgical Chapter.
Away from work John enjoys travel, spending time with family- especially playing with his grandchildren, sports cars, and spending time at the beach. John’s pets are Taffy, the boisterous Welsh Springer Spaniel who loves running on the beach and chasing the ball into the surf, and Tammy the smoochy Burmese cat.
Richard graduated from the University of Sydney in 1970 and initially worked in rural practice in NSW and the UK. He became principal of North Shore Veterinary Hospital in 1978 and since that time has devoted his career to improving understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of companion animal disease in Australia. He began his specialist training in 1994, working at the University of Sydney, University of Florida, USA, and Massey University in New Zealand and qualified as a Specialist in 2000, having been awarded Fellowship, by examination, of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, in Canine Medicine. Richard is dedicated to providing the highest level of care and knowledge to his patients, and is firmly committed to the principle of “one medicine”. He has special clinical interests in cardiology (particularly interventional cardiology), urology, neurology, and gastroenterology, as well as all aspects of cancer care.
Katherine graduated with honours from the University of Sydney in 2008 and worked for several years in private small animal practice, primarily Parramatta Veterinary Hospital, before travelling to the UK in 2014. Katherine spent 2 years in England working in country practices in West Sussex and Oxfordshire, and small animal practice in central London, before returning to her home town of Sydney. Katherine enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice, but is particularly keen on internal medicine, and obtained her membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in small animal medicine in 2014. Outside of being a vet, Katherine enjoys a glass of wine and a good book, travelling and eating out.