Dr Tracy Kloos BVSc (hons) MVS
Tracy grew up on the land but has chosen to focus on companion animals in her veterinary career. Tracy graduated with honours from Sydney University and went on the complete a masters in veterinary science. Tracy's special interests include cardiology and endocrine disease such as diabetes, thyroid and adrenal gland problems. Through Tracy's efforts we now have very comprehensive cardiac diagnostic and treatment protocols that include ECG and cardiac ultrasound.
Tracy has completed additional ultrasonography training through the Centre for Veterinary Education at Sydney University as well as additional study in pain management.
The Kloos family includes Boss the schnauzer, Ruby the Beagle, Squiggles and Rio, the cats. In her spare time you will find Tracy running around after kids sport or mountain bike riding. .
Dr Cathy O'Neill BA BVSc Dip Ed
After a detour training as a high school teacher Cathy graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney. Skilled in both medicine and surgery, in recent years Cathy has completed additional study in soft tissue surgery, management of orthopaedic cases, cat medicine, animal behaviour, animal nutrition, opthalmology as part of ongoing professional development.
Cathy's focus has always been on companion animal however she also enjoys pocket pets: mice, rats, ferrets, rabbits guinea pigs.
It is also rewarding working with Australian native animals helping the Native Animal Trust Fund with flying fox rescue, kangaroos and possums with broken legs and what ever else needs care.
Two adult sons, four cats and one husband along with occassional attempts at exercising, keep Cathy busy at home.
Dr Alice Read BVSc
Alice grew up here in Newcastle and since graduation in veterinary science form Sydney University she has practiced exclusively with small companion animals. Her interest in animal welfare was expanded during her time working at the RSPCA and she is happy to be working here at Vetz where we always make out patients care and comfort a priority.
Working in the USA for 18 months was a great opportuity for Alice but she is happy to be back here in her home town.
Helping a pet live it's best life is what satisfies Alice the most. Whether it be through surgical intervention or by diagnoses and managing medical cases or even simply doing a puppy or kitten health check.
Alice and her husband have "Bailey" the Border Collie. He too has been to America and back. Bailey is 3 years old and finally out of the puppy stage.