Our Team

Forrestfield Vet Hospital

(08) 9453 1290

High Wycombe Vet Hospital

(08) 9454 6915

Meet our Team

at Forrestfield and High Wycombe Vet Hospitals

Because we operate both the Forrestfield and High Wycombe Vet Hospitals, all of our Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses work at both hospitals on a rostered basis.

Our nurses are a valuable part of the team at Forrestfield & High Wycombe Vets. All of our nursing staff have completed formal training to be certified as qualified Veterinary Nurses. They are all registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of WA. It is likely that your first contact with the hospital will be with one of their friendly faces.

Dr Neville Hoes

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Manager

Dr Neville Hoes has been associated with Forrestfield Veterinary Hospital for an abundance of years and has been an owner/partner of the practice since 1989. With pride, he has seen the practice grow from its early small beginnings as a mainly horse practice in a semi-rural area, to the entirely small animal, multi-vet modern facility it is today.

Although interested in all aspects of dog and cat veterinary work, Neville’s particular interest is in small animal surgery and orthopaedics. He is a highly experienced and competent surgeon who regularly performs complex procedures. Married with two daughters, Neville’s family also includes Shih Tzu dog, Martha, and 2 Moggie cats, Garfield and Polly, who were both strays from the hospital.

Dr Gavin Davison

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Manager

Originally from South Africa, Gavin worked extensively as a vet in the United Kingdom, as well as in South Africa, before moving to Perth. In 2002, he joined Forrestfield Veterinary Hospital. As an owner/partner of the practice since 2004, Gavin’s dedication and veterinary skill has made a huge contribution to the growth and development of the practice, making it into what it is today.

Gavin prides himself on his thorough approach to cases and communication skills. He is an excellent surgeon and he enjoys all types of surgery, especially the more complex soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures that are regularly performed at our two hospitals. Gavin’s family includes his wife and 2 sons.

Dr Kathryn Starling

Veterinary Surgeon

Kathryn is warm natured and has been a part of Forrestfield Veterinary Hospital since starting as a senior associate vet in 1994. Despite taking an extended break to raise her 2 boys, Kathryn returned to the practice in 2008 and has become established, once again, as a valued member of the veterinary staff.

As a very experienced vet, Kathryn’s interests lie in all aspects of medicine, in particular dermatology. She enjoys thorough medical diagnostic work-up and regularly attends continuing veterinary education courses in her spare time.At home, Kathryn takes care of her husband, 2 sons and a Jack Russell Terrier, who all keep her very busy.

Dr Nyssa Reardon

Veterinary Surgeon

Nyssa is a great communicator with a bright and positive attitude that is well known to our hospital clients. Her skills as an outstanding student while at university, graduating near the top of her class, has translated well into private veterinary practice. Nyssa has a reputation amongst the staff for her amazing veterinary knowledge base and recall.

Her particular interests lie in medicine as she enjoys the challenge of working up a medical case. Specific interests also include dermatology and ophthalmology. A self-professed “geek”, Nyssa and her husband have “fur-baby”, Theodore, who is a stray from our hospital as well as their (human) daughter.

Dr Simon Lau

Veterinary Surgeon

Simon has developed quite a following of clients and patients alike, thanks to his big smile and gentle nature. Growing up on a farm in New Zealand initially sparked Simon’s interest in animals before moving to Perth as a teenager.

Interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, Simon particularly enjoys the challenge of new surgical techniques. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and is an avid rugby and football fan. Pet wise, Simon has a Pug and enjoys looking after his koi fish.

Dr Caitlin Guthrie

Veterinary Surgeon

Caitlin is a hard working, level headed and loves the outdoors. Having an interest in veterinary medicine since she was a teen, Caitlin has done work experience in vet hospitals (including both Forrestfield and High Wycombe Vet Hospitals) for many years prior to becoming a registered veterinarian.

She enjoys the surgical aspect of being a vet and is forever eager to learn. Caitlin has her Shih Tzu, Jazz and Domestic Cat, Archie, in her care and gets completely smitten with all the kittens that come through the hospital!

Kat

Head Vet Nurse

Kat is our “horror movie buff” and loves a bit of ink. She goes the extra mile for clients and in addition to her excellent nursing skills, Kat also assists with management tasks involving the hospitals, our nursing staff and clientele. As well as handling her many tasks as a Head Nurse, she also has her own furry family to keep her busy. Kat has 2 cats and 1 dog: Lightning and Mohan, two re-homed kittens from the hospital and Raven, the wonderful “Labradork”.

Maybelline

Head Vet Nurse

Maybelline is a happy nurse who greets clients with a smile and patients with a scratch (*if they will allow it). The skills and support she has gained over the years have allowed her to become Head Nurse and she is always eager to improve herself. Maybelline is the coordinator of our Puppy Socialisation Classes, assists with the practice marketing and has an interest in emergency medicine and nursing. Her other great loves are cupcakes, shoes and her two dogs, Groodle, Disney and Mini Poodle, Marvel.

Donna

Senior Vet Nurse

Donna has been with us here at our hospitals for a number of years now and has a reputation amongst the staff for her excellent grooming skills. After a brief period away from the hospitals to spend more time with her children, Donna returned to us and is well and truly back in the fold. As well as being a valued member of our team, she is also a valued member of the community, contributing to the Kalamunda volunteer fire-fighting brigade. Donna has her cat Diego, a stray adopted from the hospital, who she looks after in addition to her two girls and her husband.

Casey

Senior Vet Nurse

Casey is a very organised nurse. She keeps on top of her tasks but also has time for a good pat and cuddle of our patients. Casey is our resident “Crazy Cat Lady” and is completely obsessed with her three kitties, Nala, Mille and Nugget who all “enjoy” going for walkies on their harnesses. She also has much love for her “little old man” Chihuahua, Gizmo.

Belinda

Registered Vet Nurse

Belinda is always greeting our clients with a big smile! She is dedicated to working with any animal, shape or form and is fond of diagnostic work ups in the hospitals. In her spare time, Belinda extends her love of animals to sanctuaries near and far and at home, Belinda is the mother of the mischievous DSH, Kitty.

True

Registered Vet Nurse

True appreciates the many different cases that come through the doors, but the best part of her job is nursing very unwell patients back to health again and watching them go home to their families. Apart from nursing, True is “all about the Staffies!”. She loves all things Staffy, so much so that she and her pup, Lola (the Staffy!), even have matching PJs!

Sophie

Registered Vet Nurse

Sophie is a quirky nurse who loves looking after our patients like they are her own. She is keen on assisting with rehabilitation and on going support of the cats and dogs who come into our hospitals. Sophie enjoys keeping fit and is absolutely infatuated with her very photogenic, British Short Hair, Elvis!

Excellent staff who really care and vets who take the time to do things right.

Jason Rowland, 5-Star Google Review, High Wycombe Vet Hospital

Consulting Hours

Weekdays: 9–11am and 4–7pm
Saturday: 9am–12pm and 5–6pm
Sunday: 9–10am and 5–6pm
Public holidays: 9–10am and 5–6pm
Consultations by appointment

Office Open

Weekdays: 8am–7pm
Saturday: 8:30am–12pm and 5–6pm
Sunday: 9–10am and 5–6pm
Public Holidays: 9–10am and 5–6pm

Consulting Hours

Weekdays: 9–11am and 4–7pm
Saturday: 9–12pm
Sunday: 12–1pm
Public Holidays: Closed
Consultations by appointment

Office Open

Weekdays: 8am–7pm
Saturday: 8:30am–12pm
Sunday: 12pm–1pm
Public Holidays: Closed