West Queanbeyan Veterinary Hospital
158 Uriarra Road
- (02) 6299 3594
Hamish graduated in 1993 from the University of Melbourne and worked in Canberra, London and Melbourne prior to taking over as practice owner and principal veterinarian at West Queanbeyan Veterinary Hospital in May 2002. Hamish is interested in all aspects of Small companion animal veterinary practice with surgery; soft tissue and orthopaedic, being areas of particular interest. Breeding related medicine and surgery is also an area in which he has developed extensive experience. Endeavouring to provide the best current, yet practical advice, Hamish enjoys regularly participates in continuing education. Known for his ability to listen then explain diagnositic process and treatment options with expected outcomes, he likes to work with our pet owners to get the best outcomes possible. Always willing to explore new treatment options, he welcomes input from you. Hamish was inspired to become at vet growing up on a sheep and cattle farm in Victoria where he had numerous pets including birds, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, sheep, goats and horses. Hamish currently has two dogs; Louis and Daisy. When he is not at work, Hamish likes to spend time gardening and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and two children. Hamish still dreams of getting fitter . . . when he gets the time.
Brett was born and raised in Newcastle, and moved to Sydney to go to university, but never returned. He graduated as a vet in 1991 and worked for many years in an emergency small animal clinic in Sydney, whilst doing post-graduate studies at the Sydney University farms in Camden. He then worked in government and industry roles, while still working part-time in small animal practice, until returning to full time small animal practice in 2004. He has worked at West Queanbeyan Vet Hospital since moving to Canberra in 2005. Brett and Zuu have have one scaredy cat called TiTi. He also serves as an army reservist, and has provided veterinary services as part of community support programs to aboriginal communities in the NT and WA. His spare time is spent doing chores around the property.
Fiona continues her long association with the hospital, returning in September 2013. After 6 years running Furry Tales Mobile Veterinary Care around the Canberra and Queanbeyan Region using West Queanbeyan as her base hospital, Fiona is enjoying the variety and support the hospital provides. While now living in the Southern Highlands pursuing her riding career, she works on Mondays and Tuesdays with us. She hopes to continue to provide the care those who know her appreciate, while finding more time for her horses. Fiona has Frankie the Labrador and Shrek the Burmese cat as well as a number of horses.
Shan is the newest recruit to our team. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, after having spent several years in the IT and finance world, in both Sydney and London. She and her husband have decided that Canberra is the city for them, and are looking forward to exploring all that it has to offer. Shan is a major foodie and is always finding new restaurants. Sadly, her taste for food does not extend to the culinary arts! Shan has one dog, Mack, an English Cocker Spaniel who is the apple of her eye. She has special interests in behaviour, dermatology and critical care.