- 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.
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.
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 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. He has had exposure to a range of exotic animals and currently has Aphrodite, a childrens python sharing his home. Ben also 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.
Judith studied Vet Science at Bristol University in the UK. After working in various practices over there, she came to Australia in 1998. Since then she has worked in small animal practice in the Inner West as well as passing her exams in Animal Behaviour to become a member of the ANZCVSc. Needing flexibility to travel to the UK for family reasons, Judith feels lucky to have joined Hurlstone Park Vets in early 2015.
Judith is loving working at Hurlstone Park Vets. She says the attitude and care towards both animals and clients is fantastic and thinks the clients and their pets are great too. Judith enjoys medicine and surgery as well as treating animal behaviour problems. She has shared her life with a number of rescue dogs and cats- presently a cute Schnauzer called “Baxter” who loves begging for food during our lunch breaks and “Gilbert” a handsome ginger cat.
Our Nurses and Support Team
Amanda Abou Haidar
Kat is currently studying to obtain a Bachelor of Vet Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Kat says being a vet has always been her dream. Working at Hurlstone Park Vets has been such a great opportunity to learn and get experience. Kat grew up In the Hunter Valley on a horse stud. Her parents breed warmbloods and have recently started breeding miniature goats!
Kat has an interesting array of pets which include 3 rats named “Maple”, “Bacon” and “Moose”. She also has a cat named “Tabitha” and her newest member, a Guinea Pig named “Pancakes”.
Our Clinic Cat
Have you noticed a large ginger cat walking into the consulting rooms or possibly sitting on our reception desk? This would be our practice cat named “Nummy.”
Nummy has lived here at Hurlstone Park Vets since 2015 and is quite a character. He is possibly one of the most confident and friendly cats you will ever meet.
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 continues to be an adored and spoilt member of the Hurlstone Park Family.
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.