TEAM

Dr Max Zuber BVSc FACVSc

Max is a qualified specialist in small animal surgery with a particular interest in orthopaedics and oncology. He graduated from Sydney University in 1969 and has been at Gladesville since 1971. Max has been away from the practice from time to time taking a variety of roles in the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Sydney where he has acted as the Head of Surgery and, more recently, the CEO of the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals. Some years ago, he was also appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Florida.

Max qualified as a specialist in small animal surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 1985. In November 1991 Max opened the first diagnostic nuclear medicine facility for small animals in the Southern Hemisphere at Gladesville. He receives referral cases for this facility from throughout the country.

In 1993 he was recipient of the Seddon award for meritorious clinical contribution to Veterinary Science in NSW and has twice been awarded the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association’s “Practitioner of the Year”.

Max has been elected to terms of the Presidency of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and the Australasian Association of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. In 1999 he was appointed as the Australasian Veterinary Surgeons Board representative on The Veterinary School Accreditation Committee which evaluates the competence of veterinary graduates from Australia and New Zealand universities as well as those in overseas countries whose graduates can practise in Australia.

This latter work involves Max being away from the practice from time to time, and he has been involved in accreditation matters at Charles Sturt University in Wagga, the University of Melbourne, the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the University of Bristol in England, The University of Adelaide, James Cook University in Townsville and in 2016 the developing veterinary school at City U University in Hong Kong.

Max is a born and bred Sydneysider, father of four and grandfather of 8 who has, with his family and many pets, lived within a 5 km radius of the Gladesville Veterinary Hospital Since 1961.

Dr Pam Short BVSc(Hons), Dip Vet Clin Studs, IVAS Cert, MVS

Pam graduated from Sydney University in 1977 and has been a partner at Gladesville since 1985.

After completing her undergraduate veterinary studies Pam spent a couple of years working in small animal practice in Sydney. She then worked for two years in England and Wales. In 1982 she completed a postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Clinical Studies at Sydney University. She started working at Gladesville in 1983, becoming a partner in 1985. She started using acupuncture in her clinical practice in 1991 and in 1995 completed the certificate course of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She routinely uses acupuncture and trigger point therapy as an adjunct to conventional clinical practice. She has served on the Executive of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group for a number of years and is one of the instructors for the IVAS acupuncture accreditation course for veterinarians. In 2004 she completed a Masters degree in Veterinary Studies with Murdoch University. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Australian Veterinary Association.

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Pam was born and grew up in Sydney and lives locally. She enjoys travelling, does a lot of reading when she has the time, and has completed some tertiary studies in Ancient History and Classical Greek. She likes to frequent art galleries and dabbles in some sketching herself, undeterred by a total lack of talent. She loves Beethoven, Debussy, Louis Armstrong, Picasso, Giotto, the ocean and trees. Pam and her partner are owned by dogs and cats in sometimes uncountable number.

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James Berman BVSc MANZVSc (Rad)

Dr James Berman graduated Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in 2002 and has recently joined Gladesville Veterinary Hospital.  He began his career working in his hometown of Canberra.  Since then, James has worked in Sydney, England, the United States and back in Sydney again.  Ever since studying in University James has loved and is happy to call Sydney home.

James enjoys the excitement, unpredictability and challenge of being a vet.  In his time as a Vet he has developed his keen interests in Diagnostic Imaging and Small Animal Medicine.  James has completed post-graduate training in Radiology, Ultrasound, Echocardiography and Small Animal Clinical Studies.  James was awarded Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the discipline of Veterinary Radiology in 2008 and had Residency training in Veterinary Radiology in Oregon, USA in 2012-13.

Outside work James loves to spend time with his beautiful wife, Selina, and his aptly named naughty cat Slice.  James like to catch up with friends and family as much as possible and get down to the beach to swim or surf whenever he can find the time.

Dr Mark Hocking BVSc(Hons)

Dr Mark Hocking graduated with first class honours in Veterinary Science from Sydney University in 1994 and has been an associate at Gladesville Veterinary Hospital (GVH) since 1998. Mark grew up in Sydney and worked at a practice in Canberra for over three years after graduation. Mark completed a certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture (the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society certificate) in 2001. In 2002, he participated in a course in Trigger Point therapy run by Dr Liz Frank, a West Australian vet who has done pioneering research in this area. Mark undertook a year long distance education course in Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004.

Mark has a keen interest in the use of trigger point therapy and acupuncture to treat lameness and other problems in dogs and cats. This interest has gradually built since arriving at GVH, when he was impressed with the responses of animals treated by Dr Pam Short. Over the subsequent years he has trained in these fields and now trigger point therapy and acupuncture have become an integral part of his work at GVH. He is especially interested in the mechanisms of development and treatment of trigger points and has researched these areas extensively. Mark ran popular workshops on trigger point therapy in 2010 and 2011, teaching other veterinarians about trigger points and his techniques to treat them.

Mark’s interest extends to most other areas of small animal practice, including bird medicine.

Outside work, Mark enjoys natural history, birdwatching, bushwalking, travelling, the beach and fine food.

Dr Barry Young BVSc(Hons)

Barry first came to Gladesville as an associate vet in 1986. Barry grew up amongst the mulga trees of a sheep and cattle property in far western Queensland. A childhood with an endless menagerie (joeys, a rabbit called Monica, a sheep, tortoises and, notable among these, two particular dogs and progressive generations of pet bantam chooks) led inexorably to the University of Queensland where he graduated in 1978 with a BVSc 2nd class honours.

Then followed a veterinary travelogue. Firstly a four year sojourn to Victoria in dairy cattle practice followed by two years wandering the world – this was funded by intermittent veterinary engagements in the UK; then a year’s mixed practice in Murwillumbah before electing to concentrate on small animal practice here in the most beautiful city on the planet.

Barry first came to Gladesville as an associate vet in 1986 and has been one of three partners since 1990. Whilst a generalist by nature, an interest in ophthalmology saw him complete a year long post-graduate Distance Education course in this field in 1996. This interest continues and he is happy to encourage the “eye” cases of our practice into his domain. A similar course in radiology was completed in 2000 and most recently, another year long course in feline medicine in 2007.

And otherwise? Barry likes to draw and cartoon, to drink red wine (well, alcohol really), to dig fairly haphazardly in his garden and to travel (anywhere!). He shares a home in the inner-west of Sydney with his partner and a sweet dog, three cats and seven chooks whose egg production could also be described as haphazard. Yes, the bantams have made a triumphant return after all these years … and not before time! They bring a busy jollity to our backyard and are enthusiastic little pets.

Dr Rosalie Matthews BVSc(Hons)

Rosalie was born in Sydney and grew up with a number of cats and sundry human family members. Rosalie graduated from Sydney University in 1982 and has been an associate at Gladesville since 1988. Rosalie has a particular interest in the medicine of birds and in dermatology.

Rosalie was born in Sydney and grew up with a number of cats and sundry human family members. A career involving animals seemed inevitable after this start. She graduated from Sydney University vet school in 1982 and married another vet shortly after this, and has worked in Sydney in small animal practice since then.

She joined the Gladesville team in about 1990. In 1999 she completed a year of intensive study in dermatology and has a special interest in skin cases, as well as bird medicine and general small animal medicine and surgery.

Rosalie’s interests include bush walking, reading, sports, holidays anywhere (especially Australia) and watching motor racing. Currently she is one of the NSW representatives of the Australian Christian Veterinary Association

Dr Victoria Hopkins BVSc(Hons)

Victoria graduated from Sydney University in 2010.  She spent her first few years of veterinary practice working at Gladesville’s sister clinic, Epping Veterinary Clinic.  It was here that Victoria first discovered her love of surgery.  She is looking forward to furthering her interest in surgery and medicine under the tutelage of the Gladesville team.  Victoria spends her spare time playing hockey and spending time with her husband, Will, family and friends.

Dr Andrew Neutze BVSc

Dr Andrew Neutze BVSc, graduated from Sydney University in 2010, carrying on a family tradition.  Since then he has been working in metropolitan Sydney and he has a particular interest in emergency medicine.  He enjoys camping and snowboarding, and supporting his wife who is studying to become a paediatrician.

Laura Paine – Practice Manager

Laura grew up in Sydney with two brothers and two cats.  She loved all animals from a very young age, even herding ants off the driveway so they didn’t get run over.  Finishing high school on the Gold Coast, Laura moved back to Sydney and was extremely lucky to land her first full time job as a vet nurse at Gladesville Vet in 2006.  After spending two years at GVH learning her craft, she went on to study biology and conservation at university, and also spent time travelling overseas volunteering for various animal welfare and conservation organisations.  After several years of honing her vet nursing skills at clinics on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Laura returned to Gladesville Vet as Head Nurse in 2015, and took over the role of Practice Manager in early 2016, when Elisabeth retired after 40 years’ service!

Laura has a passion for both people and animals and hopes that she can utilise her skills to ensure Gladesville Vet continues to provide excellent customer service and superior professional care and treatment to our furred and feathered friends and their humans.

Laura’s special interests include SCUBA diving, growing her own vegies and relaxing in the sun.  She hopes to one day fulfil her childhood dream of owning a huge property where neglected, lost and injured animals can come to stay and live out their lives in peace and safety.

Nurses

Our nursing staff –  Johanna Pugh,  Taryn Darmanin, Brooke Maylor, Tanaya Hempstead, Jamie-Leigh Ride, Karina Raco and Lucy Griffiths form the basis of a cohesive and skilled team whose prime concern is the welfare of your pet while it is hospitalised. Jo is a TAFE qualified Veterinary Nurse.  She is undertaking an advanced training Emergency/Critical Care Course in 2011. Taryn and Brooke are studying for their Veterinary Nurse Certificates. Our nurses are ably assisted by animal attendant, Joanne Blinco.

Vets, nurses and receptionists alike at GVH take great pride on both our professional skills and our availability to you and your pet on a personal level. We welcome any feedback that you may like to offer on the quality of the service we provide to you.

We are proud of the qualities that our support staff bring to GVH.

Further Education

We believe that ongoing education is essential to maintain up to date professional knowledge in our field and we strongly encourage our veterinarians, nurses and receptionists to undertake further education in areas that interest them.

Reception Staff

Our reception staff is made up of a dedicated, hard working team. You will find  Leone Budge, Karren Higgon, Maria Elias, Melanie Brown, Teresa Kiss-Follington, Rosie Marino and Karina Raco – who are always on hand to field any general enquiries you may have.  Gayle Morrison and Diane Price are behind the scenes working on administration jobs, keeping the Practice on track.

Vets, nurses and receptionists alike at GVH take great pride on both our professional skills and our availability to you and your pet on a personal level. We welcome any feedback that you may like to offer on the quality of the service we provide to you.

We are proud of the qualities that our support staff bring to GVH.

Further Education

We believe that ongoing education is essential to maintain up to date professional knowledge in our field and we strongly encourage our veterinarians, nurses and receptionists to undertake further education in areas that interest them.

Clarrie

Clarrie takes his name from Clarence the cross-eyed lion and has been with us since being one of an abandoned litter in early 2011. He has taken ownership of the ‘back of house’.   He seems to gain enjoyment out of annoying the vets and nurses.  Most days he can be found amongst the ‘fluffies’ and towels or doing ’rounds’ checking on all the animals and cleaning up any stray food that may be sitting unclaimed on benches!