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Our Surgeons

Experienced Veterinary Surgeons in Perth

DR DAVID HOARE

DR DAVID HOARE

B.Vet.Med.MRCVS

Dr David Hoare graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in March 1970. He was in general practice (Small Animal, Agricultural & Equine) until 1997 and a Partner in that practice since 1973. David emigrated to Australia in October 1997 and started work at Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital in November 1997. Seeing the practice’s potential David bought the hospital in April 1999.

David last worked as a general Veterinarian in 2006, but maintains a keen interest in modern therapies and the maintenance of excellence in the hospital. Currently the Business Manager of Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital, David was delighted to sell half of the practice to Dr Margret Horsley in December 2012.

DR MARGRET HORSLEY

DR MARGRET HORSLEY

BSC BVMS (Hons) MACVSc

Dr Maggs Horsley graduated in 2000 from Murdoch. Prior to graduation, Maggs was a veterinary nurse who qualified in the UK in 1991. Upon graduation, she worked in private practice for 6 months, before moving to MPEC, where she worked for 4 years, running the emergency centre for her final 2 years there. Maggs then performed locums around the Perth area for 12 months, before staying here at Port Kennedy, where she now is clinic manager and part owner. Maggs obtained her MACVSc in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in 2005.

Maggs' interests lay in Small animal medicine and emergency with a special interest in cat medicine.

In Maggs' spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cooking.

DR MARK PENHALE

DR MARK PENHALE

BSc BVMS

Dr Mark Penhale comes from a long family tradition of veterinarians including both his father and grandfather. He graduated from Murdoch in 1991 and went into mixed animal practice in country WA, where he worked from Kunnunurra and Karratha down to Katanning and Albany. His varied career has included stints at Perth Zoo, Murdoch University and work in the UK and Asia.

Mark's special interests include wildlife, radiology, surgery and dentistry.

Mark's love of teaching, has seen him spend much of his free time in recent years teaching vets in India, Indonesia and Africa.

In Mark's spare time her enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, as well as combining one his special interests, radiology with art, leading to some art exhibitions.

DR RACHEL BRIDGER

DR RACHEL BRIDGER

BSc BVMS (Hons)

Dr Rachel Bridger graduated from Murdoch in 1999 with first class honours. She worked in mixed animal practice upon graduation, before changing to small animal medicine. Rachel has a special interest in Ophthalmology. Rachel's special interest has led her to teaching ophthalmology to final year vet students at Murdoch University.

Rachel has a love of both animals and travel and has combined the two by volunteering in various veterinary programs, particularly in India, Africa and more recently Indonesia.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and partaking in yoga.

DR BRONWYN FENNELL

DR BRONWYN FENNELL

BSc BVMS

Dr Bronwyn Fennell graduated from Murdoch University in 2000. Bronwyn has started out in Mixed Animal Practice. Bronwyn has travelled with her job to New Zealnd, the UK as well as arounf WA before settling in at Port Kennedy Vet Hospital.

Bronwyn has a special interest in Small Animal Medicine.

In her spare time Bronwyn likes to spend time with her family and friends, bush walks, reading and catching up on the latest movies.

DR SUSIE CLOHESSY

DR SUSIE CLOHESSY

BSc BVMS

Dr Susie Clohessy graduated from Murdoch University in 2011. Following this, she began her career working in a busy emergency and specialty centre in Melbourne. She has since moved back to Perth to pursue an interest in small animal general practice medicine. Having previous experience within Port Kennedy Vet Hospital, Susie was excited when she was given the opportunity to rejoin the team as a veterinarian.

Susie has special interests in Small Animal Medicine and general practice.

In Susie's spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and freinds, as well as traveling.

DR KRISTINA GOUGH

DR KRISTINA GOUGH

BSc BVMS

Dr. Kristina (Kris) Gough grew up with in Canada with dogs, budgies and Holland Lop rabbits. She moved to Perth to complete her veterinary degree and never left! She graduated from Murdoch in 2013 and has spent the last 4 years in mixed & small animal practice in the South WA region before finding a spot with the Port Kennedy team.

Kris has a special interest in avian and exotic medicine, and she plans to write her memberships in Unusual & Exotic Pets. She loves all animals, but has a soft spot fo rabbits of all breeds.

In her spare time Kris fills her time with her pets, one "problem child" Malamute and one low maintenance ginger tabby, her two beautiful children, sewing, photography yoga and living sustainably.

DR NICOLE MCSEVENEY

DR NICOLE MCSEVENEY

BSc DVM

Dr Nicole McSeveney graduated from Murdoch University in 2018. Having worked as a student for Port kennedy, Nicole was delighted when offered the opptunity to continue working with the Port Kennedy Team as a Veterinarian.

Nicole has special interest in surgery (soft tissue and orthopaedics) and continally pursues further study within her special interest. Nicole is working towards sitting her memberships in Small Animal Surgery in the near future.

In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as her dachshunds, with her youngest currently training in agility. Otherwise Nicole enjoys collecting rare plants, travelling and various outdoor activities

Our Staff

Nurses and Admin Staff

FIONA

FIONA

RECEPTIONIST AND QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Fiona started working for Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital in 2003, coming from a background of customer service and administrative positions. After training and working at the hospital for 7 years as a registered vet nurse she then took on the position of receptionist after the expansion of the hospital.

Fiona shares her house with her beloved cats Jasper the spoilt feral and crazy Bazzinga. Both were adopted from the hospital’s stray program.

In her spare time Fiona loves to do art and design and is part of an international group of online artists.

MEGAN

MEGAN

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Meg started working for Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital in 2003 and is very experienced in all aspects of nursing. Meg is currently involved in the work experience programme, where she helps coordinates Animal Studies and Nursing students within the clinic.

Meg lives locally and shares a home with her wonderful husband, her two boisterous sons and her cat, Zim (previous Port Kennedy Stray adoptee).

In the little spare time she has, Meg likes to relax with her artistic endeavours or reading a good book.

KAROLINE

KAROLINE

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Karoline has been at the Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital since 2005. She is experienced in all facets of Veterinary Nursing and has a special interest in Surgical Nursing. Karoline has furthered her knowledge by completing a Post Graduate Veterinary Nurse Technician course.

Karoline shares her home and her lifestyle, with her foster fail, Jack.

Karoline loves to spend her spare time in the outdoors whether its Jet ski’s at the beach or camping in the bush.

BEVERLEY

BEVERLEY

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Beverley has been at the Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital since 2012. She is a qualified Veterinary Technician originally from Canada and is experienced in all facets of Veterinary Nursing. Beverley has a special interest in rehabilitation medicine.

Beverley shares her home with her husband, 3 boys, Deak and some feathered friends.

Beverley loves to support her family in their many sporting endeavours and enjoys time in her garden and with her beautiful pets.

KATRINA

KATRINA

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE & PET GROOMER

Katrina joined Port Kennedy Vets in 2004 as a qualified veterinary nurse. Previously she was employed at Cat Haven in Shenton Park in the kennels of the rescue shelter. Shortly after commencing work at Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital, Katrina also undertook training to become a qualified pet groomer.

Katrina shares her home with her husband, son , their dogs Duke and Kelly and a posse of cats.

Katrina enjoys the gym in her spare time and outings with her family.

NIKKI

NIKKI

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Nikki has an extensive background in customer service and administrative duties. She started work with Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital in March 2011 after being selected to start a Veterinary Nursing Traineeship with the hospital. Nikki has since completed her studies and is now a fully qualified veterinary nurse.

She shares her home with her partner and two beautiful daughters. Nikki has a mischievous dog Max and has given a loving home to two of our older stray cats, Millie & Nova.

Nikki enjoys reading a good book, swimming and spending time with her beautiful daughters and pets.

RIETTA

RIETTA

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Riëtta is originally from South Africa and only recently came to Australia in 2013. She started out as a work experience student at Port Kennedy Vets and graduated at the end of 2014 as a qualified veterinary nurse. At the end of her studies she leaped at the opportunity to become a member of the PortKennedy Veterinary Hospital team. Riëtta has a special interest in exotic nursing and behaviour medicine.

Riëtta shares her home with her fiancé, boisterous Bull Terrier, Gibbly.

Riëtta loves spending her spare time horse riding, reading, playing computer games and doing agility with her dog.

GEORGIA

GEORGIA

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE

Georgia first attended Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital in 2014 as a work experience student while completing her Certificate II in Companion Animal Services. In mid-2014, Georgia was offered a Traineeship and jumped at the opportunity to complete her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing while working at the hospital. Georgia has since completed her Traineeship (2016) and working as a qualified veterinary nurse. Georgia also runs the weight loss programme for our chunkier patients.

Georgia shares her home with her very excitable and loveable Staffy named Ruby.

Georgia loves spending her spare time with friends and family and travelling.

LOREN

LOREN

QUALIFIED VETERINARY NURSE AND PET GROOMER

After bringing her fur kids to Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital for the past 8 years, Loren was delighted to join the team as Trainee Veterinary Nurse and Grooming Assistant. Loren has since finished her traineeship (2017) and continue on with Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital as a qualified nurse and groomer. Loren is currently undertaking further study in emergency nursing.

Loren lives in Port Kennedy with her husband and their two very loved adopted Jack Russell Terriers, Russ and Meg.

Loren enjoys spending her spare time socialising with lovely friends, decorating and nice walks with her dogs.

Angela

Angela

KENNEL HAND AND TRAINEE VETERINARY NURSE

Angela, or more affectionally known as Ange, joined us as a student on work experience in 2018. She was then offered a part time job in 2019 as a kennel hand whilst studying Veterinary Nursing. Ange has a great passion for her job and love for all animals.

Ange shares her home with her to gorgeous kids and her menagerie of furry, feathery and scaly friends.

During Ange’s down time, she enjoys dancing, sewing and painting.

SYLVIA

SYLVIA

KENNEL HAND AND PUPPY PRE-SCHOOL TRAINER

Sylvia started working at the hospital in 2013 as the clinics Kennel Hand, and is a qualified trainer in pet dog training and agility. Not to mention supplies all the clinics needs in cakes and baked goodies.

Sylvia shares her home with her two working Border Collies, Jay and Bobby, whom she trials in agility competitions and herding, with both her boys being highly successful.

Agility and more dog training and somehow still manages to fit in her position as volunteer trainer for Assistance Dogs Australia, running a “Pups in Prison” program at Wooroloo Prison. This program teaches inmates how to train assistance dogs.

ASHLEE

ASHLEE

VETERINARY STUDENT AND WEEKEND STUDENT

Ashlee moved from Esperance (WA) to study Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. Ashlee is due to graduate in 2020 with a keen interest in mixed animal practice, with a passion in cattle medicine. Ashlee joined the Port Kennedy Veterinary Hospital team late 2018, and has since spent many weekends welcoming and helping clients in the Hospital.

Ashlee shares her home with a lovely English Staffy named Bella.

In Ashlee's spare time, she enjoys going to the gym and beach, spending some quiet time reading and catching up with friends and family.

OLIVIA

OLIVIA

VETERINARY STUDENT AND WEEKEND RECEPTIONIST

Olivia, an original Perth girl, is fulfilling weekend receptionist duties whilst studying for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, which she will complete in 2020. Olivia has a special interest in both surgery and anaesthesia.

Although Olivia doesn’t have any pets here in WA, she does however have chunky Norwich Terrier called Teddy that currently resides with her parents in Prague.

In her spare time, Olivia loves travelling and doing any outdoor activities.

JOSH

JOSH

VETERINARY STUDENT AND WEEKEND RECEPTIONIST

Josh is currently completing his studies of Doctor of Veterinary Medicne at Murdoch University and is due to graduate end of 2019. Whilst studying, Josh has developed a strong interest in Anasthesia.

Josh shares his home with a DSH, Harrington and Lab Retiriever, Milo.

Inbetween his final preperation to finish his degree, Josh enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends, as well as travelling.

MIKAELA

MIKAELA

VETERINARY SUTDENT AND WEEKEND RECEPTIONIST

Mikaela is originally from Sweden and moved to Perth in 2013. Mikaela is currently fulfilling weekend reception duties at Port Kennedy Vet hospital, while completing her degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. Mikaela is due to graduate in 2021. Her current interest within the industry lie in equine work, sports medicine and physiotherapy in both canines and equines.

Mikaela shares her home with two Shetland Sheepdogs, Wilson and enzo, that keep her on her toes.



During Mikaela’s spare times she enjoys endurance horse riding, spending time with friends and family and the special pooches.