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 through Murdoch University. Tracy is an experienced surgeon while her special interests include cardiology and endocrine disease such as diabetes, thyroid and adrenal gland problems.
Tracy is always undertaking additional study in her special interest fields and completed ultrasonography training through the Centre for Veterinary Education at Sydney University making her highly skilled in imaging of the abdomen.
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 running 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. Cathy continues to study to remain up to date with new information and has completed additional study in soft tissue surgery, management of orthopaedic cases, cat medicine, animal behaviour, animal nutrition, ophthalmology.
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, one husband along with occasional attempts at exercising and craft keep Cathy busy outside work .
Dr Alice Read BVSc
Alice grew up here in Newcastle and since graduation in veterinary science from Sydney University she has practiced exclusively with small companion animals. Working at the RSPCA for a number of years gave Alice a wide range of experience in surgery and medicine along with an interest in animal welfare. Alice is happy to be working here at Vetz where we always make our patients care and comfort a priority.
Alice also worked in small animal practice in the USA for 18 months which was a great experience both professionally and personally.
Constant additional study means Alice remains up to date and informed about new and emerging information in vet science.
Alice and her husband have "Bailey" the Border Collie. He too has been to America and back. Bailey is 4 years old and finally out of the puppy stage.