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Greencross Vet Hospital at the University of Melbourne

Proud to be part of the Animal Referral & Emergency Network

 

Emergency & referral

250 Princes Hwy, Werribee, VIC, 3030

Open Monday - Sunday: 24 hours

Emergency & general enquiries: 03 8721 1414

Vet referrals: 03 8721 1488

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Emergency and critical care

If you have an emergency or are worried about your pet’s health, please contact us on 03 8721 1414 and we can assess the need for emergency treatment. 

You don’t need a referral or appointment to attend our hospital in an emergency.

At Greencross Vet Hospital, our experienced and talented emergency and critical care team ensures the best possible care is given to sick and injured patients when you need us the most. Our hospital is equipped to provide advanced emergency care to pets with severe illness, injury or trauma and includes a dedicated intensive care unit to care for critical patients.

About Greencross Vet Hospital


At Greencross Vet Hospital, we are passionate about providing exceptional care to pets and their people in our local community. 
Our purpose-built veterinary hospital is located in Werribee at the University of Melbourne.

The spacious, 3,000 sqm hospital features 14 modern consultation rooms, four state-of-the-art surgical theatres, a dedicated emergency and critical care ward, and advanced diagnostic equipment.

At Greencross Vet Hospital, our highly qualified, experienced and community-minded teams are passionate about pets. They are committed to providing the very best in veterinary care with exceptional client service.

We provide a wide range of veterinary services to our local community, and our hospital consists of a general practice (GP) vet clinic, emergency service and specialist referral vet team.

From routine appointments to emergency and specialist care, we are here for all your pet’s health and wellness needs.

Emergency & General Enquiries: 03 8721 1414

Vet Referrals: 03 8721 1488

For GP appointments book here

Email: gvhwerribee@greencrossvet.com.au

     

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Meet our team

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Dr Liam Donaldson

B.App.Sc (Hons), BVSc, MVS (Hons), MVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (ECC), DACVECC. Clinical Director and Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

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Dr Liam Donaldson

B.App.Sc (Hons), BVSc, MVS (Hons), MVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (ECC), DACVECC. Clinical Director and Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

Dr Liam completed his undergraduate veterinary degree in veterinary science in 2013 at James Cook University before undertaking a small animal rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2014. It was during his rotating internship that he developed a passion for Emergency and Critical Care. This led him to a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Melbourne throughout 2016 – 2018. While undertaking the residency, he also completed dual master’s degrees in Veterinary Science (MVSc) and Veterinary Studies (MVS). It was also while at the University of Melbourne that he published a thesis looking at the immunomodulatory effects of lidocaine in dogs undergoing abdominal surgery.

Dr Liam sat and passed his specialist exams in emergency and critical care in Washington DC in September 2019 (DACVECC). Since passing his specialist exams, Dr Liam has returned to private practice. He has recently commenced training in haemodialysis through UC Davis, with the goals of furthering his theoretical understanding of dialysis. Dr Liam hopes this may lead to the establishment of a dialysis program in Melbourne, given the wide-ranging potential indications of haemodialysis and plasma aphersis in our critically ill patients.

In his spare time, Dr Liam enjoys going to the gym, or hitting up the bars of Melbourne with his beloved and overly spoilt Cavoodle, Charlie.

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Dr Robert Menzies

BVSc, DAVDC, DEVDC

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Dr Robert Menzies

BVSc, DAVDC, DEVDC

Dr Robert Menzies is a registered specialist in veterinary dentistry and comes from western Victoria. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges (Dipl.AVDC, Dipl.EVDC). From 2009-2012 he was a resident in dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary hospital. Prior to specialising he worked in mixed, equine and small animal practices in Victoria, NSW, UK, China and USA. Since becoming a Diplomate, he and his wife moved to Europe where he worked at the University of Helsinki veterinary school, the University of Veterinary Medicine – Vienna, and in private practice in Norway. Rob returned to Australia with his family at the beginning of the pandemic and established ANIDOS, a practice specialising in dentistry and oral surgery for animals, serving regional Victoria, NSW and South Australia and now Melbourne.

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Dr Claire Cannon

BVSc(hons) DACVIM (Oncology) Oncologist

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Dr Claire Cannon

BVSc(hons) DACVIM (Oncology) Oncologist

Dr Claire Cannon graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 and spent several years in general practice in Australia and the United Kingdom before deciding to specialise. During her specialist internship, she worked as a Veterinary Oncologist for the first time and realised that there are always options for animals with cancer, ranging from surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, to palliative or comfort care, and she decided that oncology was the career path for her.

Claire moved to the United States in 2009 to undertake a residency in Veterinary Oncology at the University of Minnesota. She became board certified in 2013 and went on to undertake additional training in research. She has been on faculty at the University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, and the University of Melbourne. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, and presented her research at several international conferences and has an ongoing interest in clinical research, having coordinated and participated in several clinical trials of new therapies in dogs and cats with cancer.

Claire is passionate about providing excellent care to all animals with cancer, and their owners, with a focus on maintaining the best quality of life possible for her patients. 

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Dr Hannah Lobegeier

(BVSc, MANZCVS) Medicine Registrar

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Dr Hannah Lobegeier

(BVSc, MANZCVS) Medicine Registrar

Dr Hannah graduated from the University of QLD in 2010, with first class honours. She worked in mixed general practice initially, then completed an extended internship in Internal Medicine at QLD Veterinary Specialists. She was awarded her Membership in Small Animal Internal Medicine from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2015. After several more years in general practice, she decided to pursue her goal of becoming a specialist.

Dr Hannah completed her residency training program in Small Animal Medicine at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre in April 2021 and is preparing to sit specialist examinations in the coming years. Hannah has a particular interest in gastroenterology immune-mediated disease and urinary tract disease, and has always been drawn to the discipline of Internal Medicine because of a love for solving complex problems. Her professional pathway has required an often challenging balance of career, family life, and study. This means she brings an empathetic and practical approach to her problem-solving. She has a focus on achieving excellent quality of life for her patients, and loves geriatric medicine. Outside of work and study, she spends her time with her family, including two young sons, and lots of sporting activities to keep everybody busy! 

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Dr Phanuel Mponda

MANZCVS(Surg,Rad) MRCVS, MBA – Surgery Registrar

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Dr Phanuel Mponda

MANZCVS(Surg,Rad) MRCVS, MBA – Surgery Registrar

Phanuel has been in practice for several years with extended stints across three continents i.e. South Africa , UK and Australia. With a natural fascination for numbers Phanuel completed a Master of Business majoring in Finance with a special interest in bond and equities markets with the University of Leicester in the UK. Additionally, he has attained membership with the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for both the Surgery and Radiology Chapters by examination. 

After working in general practice in Melbourne for a few years , Phanuel moved to Sydney to completed an internship and a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Sydney. Phanuel is interested in all aspects of small animal surgery and will be preparing for board examination for both the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and fellowship examinations with the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Outside work, Phanuel is a father of three sons and enjoys playing golf and watching cricket, rugby and football (soccer).

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Dr Richard Woolley

BVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

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Dr Richard Woolley

BVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Dr Richard is the only specialist veterinary cardiologist in Victoria, and one of only a handful of registered specialist veterinary cardiologists in Australia.

Richard has many years of experience in cardiology and respiratory medicine of all animals, from mice to gorillas. He has worked in academia and in private practice, lectured extensively, and his present focus is on specialist cardiorespiratory medicine of dogs and cats.

Having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2002, Richard passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination in the same year. After graduation he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Edinburgh, and then remained at Edinburgh University to complete a three-year cardiopulmonary residency, including one year working in the small animal internal medicine department.

Richard passed the first part of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals diploma in 2006 and was employed as a veterinary cardiologist by the University of Edinburgh after completing his residency. During this time Richard also completed externships in the veterinary cardiology departments at Cornell and Florida Universities.

Richard’s professional interests and areas of publication include advanced echocardiography techniques, pimobendan in mitral valve disease, pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, the use of Canine Ductal Occluders in PDAs and stem cell therapy.

In 2007 Richard came to Australia and has been working in Melbourne since then. That year he also passed the second part of his diploma and subsequently registered as a Veterinary Cardiology Specialist in Australia.

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Dr Adrian Witham

BVSc MANZCVS GCUniTeach DipACVIM - Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Adrian Witham

BVSc MANZCVS GCUniTeach DipACVIM - Internal Medicine Specialist

After graduating from Melbourne University in 2000, Adrian worked in general practice for several years before heading to the UK to locum and then undertook a rotating internship at Liverpool University. Afterwards, Adrian completed a three-year medicine residency at Massey University, New Zealand, staying on as a Senior lecturer in Veterinary  E-Learning.

Adrian is an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board-certified Diplomate and Specialist in Small Animal Medicine with extensive clinical and teaching experience. In 2010 Adrian returned to Melbourne University as a Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine. He helped establish the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and delivered formal lectures and workshops for students. He oversaw the clinical training of final-year veterinary students and veterinary medicine specialists in training while helping establish and grow the UVET referral hospital and caseload. Adrian ran UVET’s continuing education program, which provided training for veterinarians in general practice.

He is heavily involved with the Australian & New Zealand Veterinary College. He has acted as examiner for small animal medicine and feline examinations, Vice-President and President of the Small Animal Medicine Chapter, and Science Week Chapter convenor.

Adrian provides consultant teaching to Veterinary Students at Melbourne University, Massey University and Veterinary Nursing Students at Melbourne Polytechnic. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and spoken at international conferences.

Adrian brings a wealth of clinical experience and expertise to Greencross Veterinary Hospital. Adrian is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine. Adrian is passionate about providing compassionate, best-practice care for pets, their owners and referring veterinarians.

Outside work, he enjoys time with his children and is an avid ice-hockey player. Adrian is a pet parent to a rescue cat called Niko and a senior Griffon named Elmo.   

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Dr Alex Hamilton

BA, VetMB, MRCVS - Neurology Registrar

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Dr Alex Hamilton

BA, VetMB, MRCVS - Neurology Registrar

A 2005 graduate of Cambridge University, Alex embarked on a fulfilling career in neurology, driven by a genuine desire to help animals. Following graduation, and after several years in mixed, small animal and emergency practice he completed a surgery internship at ARH Sydney followed by Neurology residency at Melbourne University and Willows Veterinary centre in the UK.

While Alex's interests in neurology are broad, he has a special affinity for two specific areas: spinal surgery and inflammatory brain disease. His dedication to these specialties reflects a sincere desire to improve the lives of animals affected by these challenging conditions.

In spinal surgery, Alex is known for his meticulous surgical techniques and commitment to restoring mobility and enhancing the quality of life for animals with spinal issues.

When not at the clinic Alex can be found in a surf-boat at the pool or camping somewhere remote!

Alex is based at our Greencross Vet Hospital at the University of Melbourne and is happy to accept referrals and give advice on all neurological cases.

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Dr Thierry Beths

Anesthesia DVM, Cert VA, CVA, CVPP, MRCVS, MSc (Dist) Clinical Pain Management, PhD

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Dr Thierry Beths

Anesthesia DVM, Cert VA, CVA, CVPP, MRCVS, MSc (Dist) Clinical Pain Management, PhD

Associate/Prof Thierry Beths joined U-Vet Hospital of the University of Melbourne (UoM) in February 2012 working in the Anaesthesia and Analgesia department. He did a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Glasgow (UK) from 1997-2000. In 2008, he obtained from the same University a PhD on developing a Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) system for propofol in dogs.

He has a strong interest in animal welfare and pain management. He is the chair of one the UoM Melbourne Animal Ethic committee (since 2016) and a Cat A member (since 2014) for the Wildlife Small Industry AEC (Agriculture Victoria). He is an active member (since 2018) of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (Agriculture Victoria).

He has a certification (CVA) in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute and China National Society of TCVM Florida (USA) and a certification (CVPP) of Veterinary Pain Practitioner from the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management (IVAPM). In 2020 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh (UK) with a MSc (Dist) in Clinical Pain Management. He recently started training in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee (USA) and hope to graduate as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) by the end of 2024.

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Dr Tesh Smalle

BSc, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Small animal surgery), MANZCVS (Small animal surgery), Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching - Staff Surgeon

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Dr Tesh Smalle

BSc, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Small animal surgery), MANZCVS (Small animal surgery), Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching - Staff Surgeon

Tesh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria in 2009. After volunteering as a veterinarian in India, she returned to South Africa where she completed a residency training program in small animal surgery at the University of Pretoria. She was awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine in Small Animal Surgery in 2017 and is registered as a veterinary specialist in small animal surgery with the South African Veterinary Council. 

In 2017, she relocated to Australia, with her husband and fur-child, to pursue her passion for clinical teaching of veterinary students.  After some time in sunny Queensland, working with the final year veterinary students at UQ-VETS small animal hospital, they made the move to Victoria.  Tesh joined the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in the U-Vet animal hospital small animal surgery service in 2018. During this time, she offered referral level services in small animal surgery to the surrounding community whilst working with final year veterinary students on their clinical rotations.  Tesh has conducted research, published and lectured in the fields of laryngeal paralysis and gall bladder disease in dogs.  She has a particularly keen interest in intricate soft tissue surgery and loves the puzzle of reconstructive skin surgery. She also has an interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. She understands that surgical treatment can be stressful for owners and is passionate about helping them (and their fur-child) through this time.  She has worked in referral level veterinary practice for more than 10 years.

When not in theatre, Tesh enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and goofing around with her 2 fur-children, Hershey and Melindros. 

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Dr Samantha Gilbert

BVSc BSc - Neurology Registrar

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Dr Samantha Gilbert

BVSc BSc - Neurology Registrar

Sam graduated from James Cook University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, following the completion of a Bachelor of Science with Majors in Biology and Marine Biology from the University of Sydney. She then worked as a general practitioner in Cairns for two years before completing a rotating internship at SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) in Sydney. Sam then moved to the United Kingdom and completed a Neurology specific internship followed by a residency in Neurology at Cave Veterinary Specialists. Sam finished her residency in June 2023, and worked between Wear Referrals and Dick White Referrals in the United Kingdom before moving back to Australia to join Greencross Veterinary Hospital at the start of 2024. Sam has an interest in idiopathic epilepsy management and has published in this area. Outside of work, Sam has a miniature-dachshund that takes up a lot of her time, and likes to go paddleboarding.

Referrals and appointments

At GVH, we offer a comprehensive specialist referral service across medicine, surgery, neurology, oncology, cardiology and dentistry.

To make a patient appointment, contact our friendly team via phone or email. Please note a vet referral is required for most appointments. 

To make a vet referral, contact us via phone or email, or fill out our online referral form.  We are also happy to discuss a case at any time, including offering after-hours advice from our emergency team.

   

Our services

GVH has referral veterinary departments that can be accessed through a referral from your regular GP vet. Our highly qualified veterinarians work closely with your regular vet to ensure seamless care for your fur family.

Our current referral services include internal medicine, surgery, neurology, oncology, cardiology and dentistry.

Our highly skilled Internal Medicine team are dedicated to the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a myriad of medical conditions affecting furry family members. With a deep understanding of the intricate complexities of animal health, we offer cutting-edge solutions and personalized treatment plans tailored to your pet's unique needs. Our areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Cardiology: Managing heart-related disorders to keep your pet's ticker in top shape.
  • Gastroenterology: Diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal issues, ensuring your pet's digestive system functions smoothly.
  • Nephrology/Urology: Expertise in kidney and urinary tract diseases, providing critical care for optimal renal function.Endocrinology: Balancing hormones and managing conditions such as diabetes and thyroid disorders.
  • Hematology: Investigating and treating blood-related disorders for a healthy and active pet.
  • Oncology: Combating cancer with advanced treatments and compassionate care
  • .Immune-mediated conditions: Addressing musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders for improved mobility and comfort.
  • Infectious Diseases: Expertise in the diagnosis and management of various infections to safeguard your pet's well-being.
  • Respiratory Diseases: Caring for pulmonary conditions and ensuring your pet breathes easy.

Medicine referrals: Dr Adrian Witham and Dr Hannah Lobegeier. Referral consults can be made by calling (03) 8721 1400 OR by emailing GVH.Medicine@greencrossvet.com.au

Dr Tesh Smalle and Dr Phanuel Mponda. Referral consults can be made by calling (03) 8721 1400 OR by emailing GVH.Surgery@greencrossvet.com.au

Dr Sam Long, Dr Alex Hamilton and Dr Kylie Grant. Referral consults can be made by calling (03) 8721 1400 OR by emailing GVH.Neurology@greencrossvet.com.au

Dr Claire Cannon. Referral consults can be made by calling (03) 8721 1400 OR by emailing GVH.Oncology@greencrossvet.com.au

Dr Richard Woolley- Referral consults can be organised through Cardiorespiratory Pet Referrals via email at bookings@cprvictoria.com.au

Dr Robert Menzies – Referral consults can be booked through his website https://anidos.com.au

   

Our facilities

 

Our clinicians are supported by world-class diagnostic equipment, including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • High-field (3.0T) MRI
  • CT
  • Fluoroscopy
  • On-site clinical pathology laboratory supported by the University of Melbourne Clinical Pathology team

  

Meet our team

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Dr Liam Donaldson

B.App.Sc (Hons), BVSc, MVS (Hons), MVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (ECC), DACVECC. Clinical Director and Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

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Dr Liam Donaldson

B.App.Sc (Hons), BVSc, MVS (Hons), MVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (ECC), DACVECC. Clinical Director and Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care

Dr Liam completed his undergraduate veterinary degree in veterinary science in 2013 at James Cook University before undertaking a small animal rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2014. It was during his rotating internship that he developed a passion for Emergency and Critical Care. This led him to a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Melbourne throughout 2016 – 2018. While undertaking the residency, he also completed dual master’s degrees in Veterinary Science (MVSc) and Veterinary Studies (MVS). It was also while at the University of Melbourne that he published a thesis looking at the immunomodulatory effects of lidocaine in dogs undergoing abdominal surgery.

Dr Liam sat and passed his specialist exams in emergency and critical care in Washington DC in September 2019 (DACVECC). Since passing his specialist exams, Dr Liam has returned to private practice. He has recently commenced training in haemodialysis through UC Davis, with the goals of furthering his theoretical understanding of dialysis. Dr Liam hopes this may lead to the establishment of a dialysis program in Melbourne, given the wide-ranging potential indications of haemodialysis and plasma aphersis in our critically ill patients.

In his spare time, Dr Liam enjoys going to the gym, or hitting up the bars of Melbourne with his beloved and overly spoilt Cavoodle, Charlie.

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Dr Robert Menzies

BVSc, DAVDC, DEVDC

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Dr Robert Menzies

BVSc, DAVDC, DEVDC

Dr Robert Menzies is a registered specialist in veterinary dentistry and comes from western Victoria. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges (Dipl.AVDC, Dipl.EVDC). From 2009-2012 he was a resident in dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary hospital. Prior to specialising he worked in mixed, equine and small animal practices in Victoria, NSW, UK, China and USA. Since becoming a Diplomate, he and his wife moved to Europe where he worked at the University of Helsinki veterinary school, the University of Veterinary Medicine – Vienna, and in private practice in Norway. Rob returned to Australia with his family at the beginning of the pandemic and established ANIDOS, a practice specialising in dentistry and oral surgery for animals, serving regional Victoria, NSW and South Australia and now Melbourne.

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Dr Claire Cannon

BVSc(hons) DACVIM (Oncology) Oncologist

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Dr Claire Cannon

BVSc(hons) DACVIM (Oncology) Oncologist

Dr Claire Cannon graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 and spent several years in general practice in Australia and the United Kingdom before deciding to specialise. During her specialist internship, she worked as a Veterinary Oncologist for the first time and realised that there are always options for animals with cancer, ranging from surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, to palliative or comfort care, and she decided that oncology was the career path for her.

Claire moved to the United States in 2009 to undertake a residency in Veterinary Oncology at the University of Minnesota. She became board certified in 2013 and went on to undertake additional training in research. She has been on faculty at the University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, and the University of Melbourne. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, and presented her research at several international conferences and has an ongoing interest in clinical research, having coordinated and participated in several clinical trials of new therapies in dogs and cats with cancer.

Claire is passionate about providing excellent care to all animals with cancer, and their owners, with a focus on maintaining the best quality of life possible for her patients. 

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Dr Hannah Lobegeier

(BVSc, MANZCVS) Medicine Registrar

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Dr Hannah Lobegeier

(BVSc, MANZCVS) Medicine Registrar

Dr Hannah graduated from the University of QLD in 2010, with first class honours. She worked in mixed general practice initially, then completed an extended internship in Internal Medicine at QLD Veterinary Specialists. She was awarded her Membership in Small Animal Internal Medicine from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2015. After several more years in general practice, she decided to pursue her goal of becoming a specialist.

Dr Hannah completed her residency training program in Small Animal Medicine at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre in April 2021 and is preparing to sit specialist examinations in the coming years. Hannah has a particular interest in gastroenterology immune-mediated disease and urinary tract disease, and has always been drawn to the discipline of Internal Medicine because of a love for solving complex problems. Her professional pathway has required an often challenging balance of career, family life, and study. This means she brings an empathetic and practical approach to her problem-solving. She has a focus on achieving excellent quality of life for her patients, and loves geriatric medicine. Outside of work and study, she spends her time with her family, including two young sons, and lots of sporting activities to keep everybody busy! 

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Dr Phanuel Mponda

MANZCVS(Surg,Rad) MRCVS, MBA – Surgery Registrar

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Dr Phanuel Mponda

MANZCVS(Surg,Rad) MRCVS, MBA – Surgery Registrar

Phanuel has been in practice for several years with extended stints across three continents i.e. South Africa , UK and Australia. With a natural fascination for numbers Phanuel completed a Master of Business majoring in Finance with a special interest in bond and equities markets with the University of Leicester in the UK. Additionally, he has attained membership with the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for both the Surgery and Radiology Chapters by examination. 

After working in general practice in Melbourne for a few years , Phanuel moved to Sydney to completed an internship and a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Sydney. Phanuel is interested in all aspects of small animal surgery and will be preparing for board examination for both the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and fellowship examinations with the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Outside work, Phanuel is a father of three sons and enjoys playing golf and watching cricket, rugby and football (soccer).

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Dr Richard Woolley

BVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

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Dr Richard Woolley

BVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS

Dr Richard is the only specialist veterinary cardiologist in Victoria, and one of only a handful of registered specialist veterinary cardiologists in Australia.

Richard has many years of experience in cardiology and respiratory medicine of all animals, from mice to gorillas. He has worked in academia and in private practice, lectured extensively, and his present focus is on specialist cardiorespiratory medicine of dogs and cats.

Having graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2002, Richard passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination in the same year. After graduation he completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Edinburgh, and then remained at Edinburgh University to complete a three-year cardiopulmonary residency, including one year working in the small animal internal medicine department.

Richard passed the first part of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals diploma in 2006 and was employed as a veterinary cardiologist by the University of Edinburgh after completing his residency. During this time Richard also completed externships in the veterinary cardiology departments at Cornell and Florida Universities.

Richard’s professional interests and areas of publication include advanced echocardiography techniques, pimobendan in mitral valve disease, pacemaker implantation, balloon valvuloplasty, the use of Canine Ductal Occluders in PDAs and stem cell therapy.

In 2007 Richard came to Australia and has been working in Melbourne since then. That year he also passed the second part of his diploma and subsequently registered as a Veterinary Cardiology Specialist in Australia.

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Dr Adrian Witham

BVSc MANZCVS GCUniTeach DipACVIM - Internal Medicine Specialist

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Dr Adrian Witham

BVSc MANZCVS GCUniTeach DipACVIM - Internal Medicine Specialist

After graduating from Melbourne University in 2000, Adrian worked in general practice for several years before heading to the UK to locum and then undertook a rotating internship at Liverpool University. Afterwards, Adrian completed a three-year medicine residency at Massey University, New Zealand, staying on as a Senior lecturer in Veterinary  E-Learning.

Adrian is an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board-certified Diplomate and Specialist in Small Animal Medicine with extensive clinical and teaching experience. In 2010 Adrian returned to Melbourne University as a Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine. He helped establish the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and delivered formal lectures and workshops for students. He oversaw the clinical training of final-year veterinary students and veterinary medicine specialists in training while helping establish and grow the UVET referral hospital and caseload. Adrian ran UVET’s continuing education program, which provided training for veterinarians in general practice.

He is heavily involved with the Australian & New Zealand Veterinary College. He has acted as examiner for small animal medicine and feline examinations, Vice-President and President of the Small Animal Medicine Chapter, and Science Week Chapter convenor.

Adrian provides consultant teaching to Veterinary Students at Melbourne University, Massey University and Veterinary Nursing Students at Melbourne Polytechnic. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and spoken at international conferences.

Adrian brings a wealth of clinical experience and expertise to Greencross Veterinary Hospital. Adrian is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine. Adrian is passionate about providing compassionate, best-practice care for pets, their owners and referring veterinarians.

Outside work, he enjoys time with his children and is an avid ice-hockey player. Adrian is a pet parent to a rescue cat called Niko and a senior Griffon named Elmo.   

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Dr Alex Hamilton

BA, VetMB, MRCVS - Neurology Registrar

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Dr Alex Hamilton

BA, VetMB, MRCVS - Neurology Registrar

A 2005 graduate of Cambridge University, Alex embarked on a fulfilling career in neurology, driven by a genuine desire to help animals. Following graduation, and after several years in mixed, small animal and emergency practice he completed a surgery internship at ARH Sydney followed by Neurology residency at Melbourne University and Willows Veterinary centre in the UK.

While Alex's interests in neurology are broad, he has a special affinity for two specific areas: spinal surgery and inflammatory brain disease. His dedication to these specialties reflects a sincere desire to improve the lives of animals affected by these challenging conditions.

In spinal surgery, Alex is known for his meticulous surgical techniques and commitment to restoring mobility and enhancing the quality of life for animals with spinal issues.

When not at the clinic Alex can be found in a surf-boat at the pool or camping somewhere remote!

Alex is based at our Greencross Vet Hospital at the University of Melbourne and is happy to accept referrals and give advice on all neurological cases.

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Dr Thierry Beths

Anesthesia DVM, Cert VA, CVA, CVPP, MRCVS, MSc (Dist) Clinical Pain Management, PhD

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Dr Thierry Beths

Anesthesia DVM, Cert VA, CVA, CVPP, MRCVS, MSc (Dist) Clinical Pain Management, PhD

Associate/Prof Thierry Beths joined U-Vet Hospital of the University of Melbourne (UoM) in February 2012 working in the Anaesthesia and Analgesia department. He did a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the University of Glasgow (UK) from 1997-2000. In 2008, he obtained from the same University a PhD on developing a Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) system for propofol in dogs.

He has a strong interest in animal welfare and pain management. He is the chair of one the UoM Melbourne Animal Ethic committee (since 2016) and a Cat A member (since 2014) for the Wildlife Small Industry AEC (Agriculture Victoria). He is an active member (since 2018) of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (Agriculture Victoria).

He has a certification (CVA) in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute and China National Society of TCVM Florida (USA) and a certification (CVPP) of Veterinary Pain Practitioner from the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management (IVAPM). In 2020 he graduated from the University of Edinburgh (UK) with a MSc (Dist) in Clinical Pain Management. He recently started training in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee (USA) and hope to graduate as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) by the end of 2024.

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Dr Tesh Smalle

BSc, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Small animal surgery), MANZCVS (Small animal surgery), Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching - Staff Surgeon

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Dr Tesh Smalle

BSc, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Small animal surgery), MANZCVS (Small animal surgery), Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching - Staff Surgeon

Tesh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Pretoria in 2009. After volunteering as a veterinarian in India, she returned to South Africa where she completed a residency training program in small animal surgery at the University of Pretoria. She was awarded a Masters of Veterinary Medicine in Small Animal Surgery in 2017 and is registered as a veterinary specialist in small animal surgery with the South African Veterinary Council. 

In 2017, she relocated to Australia, with her husband and fur-child, to pursue her passion for clinical teaching of veterinary students.  After some time in sunny Queensland, working with the final year veterinary students at UQ-VETS small animal hospital, they made the move to Victoria.  Tesh joined the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in the U-Vet animal hospital small animal surgery service in 2018. During this time, she offered referral level services in small animal surgery to the surrounding community whilst working with final year veterinary students on their clinical rotations.  Tesh has conducted research, published and lectured in the fields of laryngeal paralysis and gall bladder disease in dogs.  She has a particularly keen interest in intricate soft tissue surgery and loves the puzzle of reconstructive skin surgery. She also has an interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. She understands that surgical treatment can be stressful for owners and is passionate about helping them (and their fur-child) through this time.  She has worked in referral level veterinary practice for more than 10 years.

When not in theatre, Tesh enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and goofing around with her 2 fur-children, Hershey and Melindros. 

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Dr Samantha Gilbert

BVSc BSc - Neurology Registrar

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Dr Samantha Gilbert

BVSc BSc - Neurology Registrar

Sam graduated from James Cook University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, following the completion of a Bachelor of Science with Majors in Biology and Marine Biology from the University of Sydney. She then worked as a general practitioner in Cairns for two years before completing a rotating internship at SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) in Sydney. Sam then moved to the United Kingdom and completed a Neurology specific internship followed by a residency in Neurology at Cave Veterinary Specialists. Sam finished her residency in June 2023, and worked between Wear Referrals and Dick White Referrals in the United Kingdom before moving back to Australia to join Greencross Veterinary Hospital at the start of 2024. Sam has an interest in idiopathic epilepsy management and has published in this area. Outside of work, Sam has a miniature-dachshund that takes up a lot of her time, and likes to go paddleboarding.