DR Sally Smith
BVSc (Hons), MVSc
Sally is a ‘northerner’, graduating with honours from the University of Queensland in 1992. She chose Canberra to do her apprenticeship and spent 12 years in 2 large small animal hospitals there before travelling to the UK to work for a year. Sally has returned to settle on the Central Coast.
Her special interests are Ophthalmology and internal medicine. She has a Masters of Veterinary Studies from Murdoch University and owns a well behaved Staffy called Willow and two crazy British Shorthair cats called Minx and Angus. She enjoys camping and bike riding.
Dr Emma Leary
Emma graduated from Sydney University in 2008 with first class honours and joined our vet team early in 2009. She has a passion for her clients and their pets and loves being a vet. She has grown up on Lake Macquarie and in her time off is generally playing sport. We all love her great home made biscuits.
Dr Kate Anderson
Dr Kate comes from the south, graduating with honours from Melbourne University in 2007. Kate has spent time in mixed practice in Victoria before heading overseas to locum in the UK. On return to Australia she has done some emergency work in Newcastle making her a fantastic medicine and critical care veterinarian.
***Please note: Dr Kate is currently on maternity leave ***
Dr Karmen Fong
As a little girl growing up in Sydney, Karmen always dreamed of becoming a vet. After completing a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, she graduated from the University of Sydney and joined the Doyalson team in 2016. Her special interests include internal medicine, surgery and exotics. Outside of work, she spends her time playing cricket and entertaining her two greyhounds, Millie and Diesel.
Dr Melissa Paragreen
Melissa is a true Queenslander at heart, growing up in Brisbane and then moving to Townsville to study Veterinary Science where she graduated from the James Cook University in 2013. Since then she has settled on the Central Coast to work, and joined the Doyalson Animal Hospital in 2017. Melissa thoroughly enjoys working with her clients to improve the life of their furred (or feathered) family member and harbors a special interest in internal medicine and ultrasound. Outside of work Melissa spends her time playing tennis, hiking, painting or playing the harp.
Dr Debra Kneale
Debra graduated from The University of Sydney in 2003 and has worked in small animal practices around Newcastle since. In 2017 she joined the Doyalson Animal Hospital team. Dr Debra has a special interest for medical and endocrine cases. She has two active shorthaired pointers, Locki and Lucy and Molly the cat. Her spare time is spent enjoying her family and two gorgeous girls.
Dr Marcella Chan
Dr. Marcella achieved her childhood dream when she graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland in 2015.
After gaining sufficient experience working in a small animal clinic in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, Marcella was thrilled to join the Doyalson team in June 2017. She has always had a strong interest in soft-tissue surgery, emergency critical care, as well as is particularly passionate about caring for our feline patients. She enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets on a daily basis, ensuring the owners have all the best cares and knowledge to provide their pets a healthy and happy life.