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Our Vets

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Struggletown Veterinary Hospital
148 Barker Street
NSW 2031

(02) 9398 8000
  • Simon Roberts

    Simon is one of the principal vets 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.

  • Antony Kery
    BVSc (Hons 1)

    Antony is one of the principal vets at Struggletown. After graduating 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 completing 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.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Toni Nguyen
    BVSc (Hons 1)

    Toni graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007 and spent a few years working with small animals whilst completing further education in feline medicine. She then spent four years running a busy emergency clinic in London and developing an interest in dentistry and ultrasonography before returning to Sydney for some much needed sunshine and to adopt her long lost love - Amelie, a senior deaf cat with a heart of gold.

  • Emma Hall
    BVSc, BSc (Hons 1)

    Emma graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, and started at Struggletown in December 2016.

    Prior to becoming a vet, she studied marine biology and zoology at the University of New South Wales; and is currently completing further education in exotic animal medicine.

    In addition to interests in surgery and cardiology, Emma loves treating birds and reptiles. She has grown up keeping them as pets, and is looking forward to becoming an exotic specialist.

    Her pets include four rescue dogs, a rescue cat named Loki, a diamond python named princess, and two bearded dragons.

    In her spare time, Emma enjoys travelling, scuba diving, hiking, caring for injured wildlife, camping, painting and spending time with her fur (and scale) babies.

    Emma Hall