Dr Mark Booth BVSc (Hons 1)
Mark Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1999 with first class honours. He began working in mixed dairy practice in Tallangatta, Victoria, for 2 years and then spent 4 years working in the United Kingdom, working in mixed practices mainly servicing cattle, horses and small animals.
He worked for 8 years in mixed practice in Wagga Wagga and for many years was aligned with the Charles Sturt University (CSU) small animal teaching hospital. This allowed him to enhance his small animal medicine, surgery and diagnostics skills, working with University specialist vets and teaching vet students.
Mark’s particular interests are in cattle medicine and surgery, mastitis and herd health along with a passion for small animal medicine. He is accredited with the Australian Cattle Vets pregnancy testing scheme and with Animal Health Australia to manage cattle, sheep, goat and alpaca Johnes Market Assurance programs.
Mark is a keen outdoors person who is regularly hiking, bike riding and 4WDing with his wife and kids and is looking forward to his new coastal life in the beautiful Illawarra.
Dr Becc Wyatt BVSc
After graduating from the University of Sydney, Becc started her career in a large mixed practice in the Hunter Valley where she gained experience treating all creatures great and small. Becc enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, however she has a passion for surgery, particularly orthopaedics. With a high surgical case load in the Hunter, she was able to develop her skills in various procedures and her favourites include cruciate repairs and brachycephalic airway surgery.Becc is currently completing her Masters of Veterinary Surgery and hopes to continue to develop her skills in this area whilst still working in the broader veterinary fields and treating various species.
When not working, Becc spends her time outdoors adventuring and doing various activities such as road and mountain bike riding, surfing, skiing and rock climbing with her fiancee. She also has two silly border collie trail dogs named Finnigan and Bloop that looooove all those activities too!
Fiona is a Kiama local, born and bred, and has been with Kiama Vet Hospital going on 8 years. Fiona began working with the team at Kiama Vet while studying, and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Fiona is one of our very talented Puppy School trainers.
Fiona is currently on maternity leave as she welcomes her newest little bundle of joy and will return in 2020 some time.
Dr Peter Davis BVSc
Dr Peter Davis is a Sydney University graduate with over 20 years of experience. After graduating in 1993, Peter worked for a short time in Kiama before heading over to the UK to mixed practice for 2 years. Upon returning, Peter rejoined the Kiama Vet Hospital team and has been here ever since. Peter has worked at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 5 years in a row, providing veterinary services to cattle, sheep, goats, and alpacas. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary service, with a passion for bovine obstetrics and small animal surgery. In his spare time, Peter enjoys fishing and playing rugby with his boys, Sam and James. Peter hopes to emulate last years success and bring home the Illawarra Junior Rugby Under 11 Premiership Trophy.
Jen started vet nursing with Kiama Vets in March 2007. With a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, and a Certificate IV in training and assessment, Jen is a valuable asset to the Illawarra TAFE campus - she is currently teaching animal studies to keen TAFE students. Jen runs puppy school at Kiama Vet Clinic, and is passionate about canine training and socialisation. Jen spends her spare time caring for a small colony of rescued dingoes.
Tanya has completed her Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing at TAFE Yallah Campus and has been a member of the nursing team here at Kiama Veterinary Hospital going on 7 years.
Tanya enjoys snowboarding and travelling with her Husband and 3 children and is also kept busy with 1 very lazy Aussie Bulldog 'Jax', an energetic English Staffy 'India', a Frenchie by the name of 'Frankie-moe' and two cheeky cats.
Tanya has recently returned from Materinty Leave and is currently back with team part time.
Monish has been a Veterinary Nurse for 4 years and has recently joined the team at Kiama Vet Hospital. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017 and continues to do studies in her field. On her days off she enjoys hiking, surfing and spending time with her boisterous Cattle Dog X "Gaffer".
Jessica has joined our team of nurses in 2018. Jessica has a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and over five years experience. Jessica has worked at the Paddington Cat hospital and has 4 rescue cats at home. When not at work she likes to cook, go shopping for clothes she doesn't need and spend time with her family.
Dr Popcorn (Poppy, Pops, Popstar, Poptart, Popple)
Hospital Cat (thinks he is a dog)
Popcorn is our clinic resident, mascot, and all-round naughty boy! He currently enjoys lazing around the clinic in the sun, tricking the nurses into thinking he hasn't been fed and occasionally strolling out to the waiting room to say hello.
Popcorn was brought to us as a stray kitten and we couldn't resist his cheeky and playful personality.
His adventures have included escaping the clinic and taking himself inside the Kiama Library (to borrow some books) and inside the RMS building to say hello to all the people waiting in line.
Jen our preschool trainer has been working hard on improving his manners and teaching him some cool tricks for treats :)
We had to say goodbye to our beloved clinic cat Smokey In August 2015. He is sadly missed and forever in our hearts. Smokey had a long and happy life here at the clinic for 18 years.