• Parking is available on Clargo and Kroombit Streets as well as opposite the clinic on Duntroon Street. 
  • If you are visiting us after 10:00am parking spots are available on New Canterbury Road, close to our front door. Short term parking is allowed in our driveway.
  • Emergency parking is available in our driveway.
  • Comfortable reception area.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Dog treats on arrival.
  • Wide selection of toys.
  • Multiple entries and waiting areas, including outdoor for dogs who don’t like seeing other animals. 
  • Cat-friendly reception area and consultation rooms. 

Our Team

Our Veterinarians

Michael Kidd

Practice Owner/Veterinarian

Michael's Bio

Michael is the owner of Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital and has worked here continuously since the 1980s. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice and has a lot of experience and expertise in surgery and medicine. Michael has a special interest in animal acupuncture and has treated a vast number of patients over the past 20 years, offering another option for most muscular-skeletal conditions including arthritis, degenerative joint disease etc. On days off he is usually involved in the teaching and workplace assessment of student veterinary nurses in the Sydney metropolitan area. Michael was also a honorary committee member of the NSW Canine Research Foundation for twenty years, including eight years as vice president. He is an Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Committee Member and he is the 2017 NSW AVA president.

Michael’s outside interests include rugby, surfing, skiing, squash, and of course his animals. He has a delightful Great Dane named Elsa who can barely fit in his car! His favourite animal will always be Louisa, a Border Collie cross who went from being a deserted pup to Michaels great companion for sixteen wonderful years.

Di Sparshott

Veterinarian

Di's Bio
Di graduated from Sydney University in 1995 with first class honours.  She has worked casually at Hurlstone Park for over 10 years. She works regularly on Mondays. Di is originally from Dubbo and worked in rural mixed practices before moving to Sydney with her husband and four children. She is interested in all aspects of Veterinary Science. Di has a lovely Cocker Spaniel named Bruno who loves playing with her kids.

Belinda Cheung

Veterinarian

Belinda's Bio
Belinda is our full time associate who joined us after graduating with first class honours from Sydney University in 1998. Belinda spent the first two years of practice at Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital where she thoroughly enjoyed working with excellent staff, wonderful animals and friendly clients. Belinda decided to further her studies by completing a one year internship at the Animal Referral Hospital in 2002 and a further 12 months of distance education in Veterinary Medicine. After this she moved to London where she worked in several practices and gained a wide range of experience. After enjoying life overseas Belinda decided to return home to be with her family. Belinda could not resist coming back to Hurlstone Park and has been with us since July 2011, with long term plans to stay with this happy team. Belinda has a mischievous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Bandit who is her pride and joy. Bandit loves coming to work with Belinda and his happy personality charms staff and clients alike.

Kate Drew

Veterinarian

Kate's Bio

Kate graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in 2013. She enjoys consulting, working on medical cases and behavioural medicine. She worked for several years at the RSPCA and remains passionate about animal welfare and rescue. Prior to studying veterinary science, Kate was a corporate lawyer (but don’t hold that against her!). She loves to ride horses, visit the beach and run in her free time. She shares her home with a very noisy tuxedo cat called Billie-Jean, a fiery fluffball called Amy Winehouse and an incredibly sweet but very nervous rescue Great Dane X called Archer (oh, and her husband and two small human children as well).

Ben Rochester

Veterinarian

Ben's Bio

Ben has worked at Hurlstone Park on a part time basis since 1997. He regularly consults on Mondays. Ben enjoys performing surgery and has an interest in orthopaedics. Ben has travelled extensively overseas through Europe, Africa and the Middle East where he was working as a vet.  Ben has Holly (full name: “Holy Moly Supa Holly”) who he describes as the most astounding Burmese cat he has ever known.

He has an interest in education and works at TAFE, teaching veterinary nurses the skills and knowledge required for their qualifications. Ben is a keen golfer and tries to play the guitar when he has time.

Yvonne Goh

Veterinarian

Yvonne's Bio
Yvonne graduated from The University of Sydney in 2019. She worked in Campbelltown prior to joining our team in May 2021.

Yvonne has an interest in small animal medicine and is looking forward to complete a one-year distance education on medicine in 2022. She believes that client education is important in establishing and maintaining the human-animal bond that benefits the wellbeing of both.

Yvonne has three cheeky rescue cats at home: Luna the tabby that loves to push things off the ledge, and the ginger brothers that take turn to cause mischief, Jelly and Bean.

Judith Randall

Veterinarian

Judith's Bio
Judith studied Veterinary Science at Bristol University in the UK. After working with farm and small animals in the UK, she came to Australia in 1998.

Since then, she has worked in small animal practices in Sydney. Judith feels lucky to have joined Hurlstone Park Vet in early 2015 and has enjoyed it every since. The attitude and genuine care towards both animals and clients is fantastic.

Judith enjoys both medicine and soft tissue surgery and particularly loves little scruffy elderly dogs. She has shared her life with a number of rescue dogs and cats, the latest were a cute Schnauzer named Baxter and a handsome ginger cat named Gilbert.

Eleanor Whitford

Veterinarian

Eleanor's Bio
Eleanor graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2013. Eleanor has since worked in a few small animal hospitals around Sydney. Eleanor’s main interests include internal medicine and imaging cases, particularly ultrasound. After working for 1 year as a Vet, Eleanor moved overseas to live in Munich, Germany for 2 years with her husband. Here she learnt conversational German and has fond memories of working as a Veterinary Nurse in a large specialist Veterinary Hospital.

Before becoming a Veterinarian, Eleanor worked in Melbourne in human medical research. Outside of being a Vet, Eleanor loves being in nature; either the bush, the ocean or the snow. She also loves fixing old furniture and DYI home improvements.

Our Nurses and Support Team

Louise Bray

Vet Nurse

Louise's Bio

Lou has been working here since 1985. She has had the occasional time off to have three children and work as a registered human nurse. Lou’s children love coming in to help with all the animals. She has a large menagerie of animals – Rosie the Labrador, April the cat who was adopted as a stray, Koonama the budgie, Tyler the Jack Russell Terrier and two horses Argo and Piefer. For Lou the best part of working here is seeing pets regularly and getting to know them and their owners.

Amanda Abou Haidar

Vet Nurse

Amanda's Bio
Amanda completed Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Bankstown TAFE and has been working at Hurlstone Park vets since 2011 . Amanda has a soft spot for ginger cats. She has a cat called Harlem who was an abandoned kitten. He is more like a dog than a cat, they go for walks together on the bay and he collects socks! Amanda hopes to get a rescue dog in the near future and take him to the beach and inner west cafes.

Sweetlana Mansour

Vet Nurse

Sweetlana's Bio

Sweetlana has completed Certificate II in Animal Studies, Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Bankstown TAFE, and she has been working at Hurlstone Park since 2011. Sweetlana shares her home with her Maltese Shihtzu dog named “Jessie” who often comes to work. Jessie seems really sweet but can be protective of her favourite chair! Sweetlana has been working with animals since 2006. Her main interests are surgical nursing and intensive care. In her spare time she enjoys catching up with friends and having a laugh.

Tara Gedra

Vet Nurse

Tara's Bio
Tara has been working at Hurlstone Park vets since early 2010. She has completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies, Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and Certificate III in Captive Animals at Ultimo TAFE. Tara’s love for animals started with her constant companion Rusty, a red Cattle cross Kelpie dog. Tara now has an Australian Cattle dog named Angus who is a bit of a sock thief. Her main interest is animal health and welfare and sharing knowledge with owners to assist them as much as possible. She also enjoys dental work, assisting with acupuncture patients and is in charge of our drug and product management. In her spare time she likes to keep active playing sport and enjoying the outdoors.

Maureen

Accounts Manager

Maureen's Bio
Maureen started working here in 1973 and has been senior receptionist for most of that time. We suspect this may be a record in veterinary hospitals! Although Maureen works on a casual basis these days we still consider her the backbone of the practice and she is invaluable for her knowledge, organisational skills and wonderful temperament in all situations.

Rachel Byatt

Vet Nurse

Rachel's Bio

Rachel first started working at Hurlstone Park Vet in 2019 and is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Rachel has a few pets including a Major Mitchell Cockatoo named “Charlie” and a beautiful little Cavoodle named Holly. You will see Rachel around the clinic with her fire red hair. Her favourite part about working at Hurlstone Park Vet is making a difference to the lives on sick/injured animals.

Jess Keast

Vet Nurse

Jess' Bio
Jess completed Certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Ultimo TAFE and has been working at Hurlstone Park vets since 2018. Jess enjoys fostering kittens and recently adopted a beautiful male cat named “Ryder.” Jess is originally from the Sunshine Coast and grew up in a town called Noosa where she has two little Miniature Poodle x Biscon Frise dogs named “Chester” and “Sam.”

Erica Hondros

Vet Nurse

Erica's Bio

Erica has been bringing her little dog Julia to Hurlstone Park Vet for a few years now and started working here in 2020. Erica is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Bankstown Tafe and has always wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl. Erica especially loves working with dogs and birds and has a soft spot for elephants. Her favourite part of working at Hurlstone Park Vet is everyone working together like one big family.

Hurlstone Park Vet - Sam

Samantha Wang

Vet Nurse

Samantha's Bio

An avid lover and advocate for animals, Sam has extensive experience in both handling and caring for all sorts of animals. Sam completed certificate II in Animal Studies and Certificate IV in Verterinary Nursing at Bankstown TAFE and began working with us here at Hurlstone Park in 2020. Before joining our team, Sam was an Animal Attendant at the RSPCA Yagoona shelter. While working at the RSPCA, Sam fell in love with a 5 year old toy poodle named ‘Captain’ who she adopted the day he was available. She also has a 5 year old black cat named ‘Meowsy’ who she adopted when he was 8 weeks. They’re best friends.

Hurlstone Park Vet - Kiva

Kiva Waugh

Nurse Assistant

Kiva's Bio
Kiva is from Banff, Canada and moved to Sydney to study. She is currently studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging. Kiva has two rescue dogs home in Canada. Outside of veterinary medicine, Kiva enjoys rock climbing and exploring the beaches around Sydney.

Our Clinic Cat

Nummy

Cat

Nummy's Bio

We will always remember our beautiful clinic cat, Nummy. You may have noticed him walking through the consult rooms or sitting on our reception desk. Prior to moving in to Hurlstone Park Vet, Nummy lived with Nurse Louise’s mother, Fay. He was rescued as a kitten and had been mistreated but luckily Fay took him under her wing. He lived 5 happy years here at Hurlstone Park Vet and sadly passed away shy of turning 20 years old in 2020. We miss him terribly but he will never be forgotten

Our Values

Caring for Animals

Hurlstone Park Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to providing the best possible health outcomes for your pet. We will provide advice and care that aligns with best practice.

Caring for People

We recognise the positive impact pets have on the lives of their owners and endeavour to improve the relationship between owners and their pets.

Caring for the Environment

People and pets have a large impact on the local and global environment. We seek to educate owners on environmentally responsible pet ownership.