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Struggletown Veterinary Hospital
148 Barker Street
NSW 2031

(02) 9398 8000
  • Simon Roberts

    Simon is the principal vet of Struggletown. He is a 1989 graduate of Sydney University, has worked in the Hunter Valley, 4 years in the UK, then joined Struggletown in 1996. He enjoys all areas of general practice and sees pet ownership as one of the best experiences life has to offer. Simon’s wife Sarah runs our puppy classes and they have two daughters, Tully and Skye and a son, Toby. Their house is run however, by Oscar and Charlie, two naughty cats with ample support from Bingle, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that thinks he’s either a pillow or a cat, but rarely a dog.

  • Lucy Walker
    B.Vet.Med. MRCVs

    Lucy is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College, London. She worked in a mixed practice in England before migrating to Australia. She worked in mixed practice on the Central Coast before joining us at Struggletown and has now been part of the team for 12 years.

    Lucy has a keen interest in small animal medicine and has completed a distance education course in this area.

    Her hobbies include riding, swimming and walking her Jack Russel Terrier ‘Georgie’.

  • Antony Kery
    B.V.Sc (Hons 1)

    Antony graduated from the university of Sydney in 1999. He worked in mixed practice in the hunter valley for 2 years, 2 years in the U.K and then returned to Sydney to eventually join the Struggletown team in 2007. Antony really enjoys the huge diversity offered by working as a veterinarian and he has a special interest in oncology, neurology and opthalmology completting further studies in all these areas. Antony is very busy at home with his 2 young children Ivy and Jared, as well as his 2 mischievous cats Drama and Turtle.

  • Maayan Tourel

    Originally from Israel Maayan moved to Melbourne with her husband and Boxer “Bruno” in 2006 to study veterinary science at Melbourne University. After completion she worked in a busy small animal practice for two years before having two beautiful daughters.

    Her and her family relocated to Sydney in 2013, and after locuming at vet clinics around the eastern suburbs Maayan joined the Struggletown team in 2013. Maayan has a keen interest in pathology and has a soft spot for Boxers.

    Maayan is kept very busy by her daughters Noam (4) and Maya (2) along with her husband Yoav and Irish Wolfound mix “Rutie”. In her spare time she loves nothing more than spending time with her family and cooking.

    Maayan is fluent in Hebrew and English.

  • Don Chan
    BVSc (Hons)

    Don Graduated from Sydney University and is currently studying Master in Veterinary Medicine At Massey University. He was a veterinary student intern at Struggletown before graduation and returned to us in 2014 after working at 3 small animal practices in Sydney West. Don loves dermatology and has completed further study in this field. He is a cat fan, so you will find him cuddling (or annoying) our clinic cat on a quiet day. After work, Don enjoys going out with friends, singing, fishing, playing video games and of course playing with his cat “choco”. Don speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

  • Rafael Dye

    Raf grew up in rural Auckland surrounded by pets, including dogs, cats, donkeys, goats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, fish and a paddock full of horses. Graduating from Massey University in 2006, he started out working in the Latrobe Veterinary Group in Surgery and Emergency Practice. Since moving to Sydney in 2010, hes worked in many clinics including North Shore Veterinary Specialist Centre, and the Sydney University teaching hospital in Camperdown. He has a special interest in the field of surgery, anaesthesia, and anything to do with hearts. He also runs a house call service for clients in Bondi.

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  • Chloe

    Chloë is from the island of Bermuda. She trained as a vet at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2011. She loves the Australia life and has been living in Australia for >10 years. She has worked as a full-time vet at two busy small animal practices before deciding to become a locum veterinarian in the last 2 years. Chloë has worked for us in the past and is currently a part of the Struggletown team covering Mayaan’s maternity leave until May 2018. Chloë has a particular soft spot and interest in rabbits and believes that forming a friendship with an animal is one of the great joys of life!

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