Dr. Tanya Carter

Dr Tanya Carter Founder of the Haberfield Veterinary Hospital
Tanya, a Member by examination of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Welfare, is a past president of the ANZCVS Animal Welfare Chapter. She is Past President of the Australian Veterinary Association’s AVAWE (Australian Veterinarians for Animal Welfare and Ethics), and Chair of the AVA’s Animal Welfare Trust that distributes funds for research into animal welfare. She serves on several Animal Ethics Committees and is a veterinary member of the NSW NCAT. Tanya was a recipient of the Belle Bruce Reid medal awarded to Australia’s top 100 women vets by the University of Melbourne in 2006. Tanya has a Master of Science in International Animal Welfare Ethics and Law from Edinburgh University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She is a published author and presenter on veterinary ethics and recently edited a book titled 'One Welfare in Practice: the role of the veterinarian'. She has four adult children.

Dr. Helen Gibson

Dr Helen Gibson has been with us for many years and is an experienced veterinarian. Mother to three beautiful girls, she is also a practising artist. Helen has a degree in Fine Arts as well as her BVSc. (You can see some of Helen’s artwork on the walls of our waiting room). Helen works regularly on Monday night, on Tuesday and Thursday during the day, and on regular Saturdays and Sundays. Helen enjoys surgery and performs our complex surgeries such as cruciate repairs.

We are pleased to have casual veterinarians Dr Tom Gillard, who is undertaking a PhD on bee diseases, Dr Wen Jin Shih and Dr Eunice Suen, who was one of our resident students work from time to time. 


OUR NURSES Full time vet nurse Lizzie is a qualified veterinary nurse. Vet nurse Amy is studying Vet nursing at TAFE. Long term nurse Rachael commutes from Canberra to work on a casual basis. 

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Our resident vet students are Ruby, Natalie and Jessie. Ruby has loved animals since she was a kid and is currently studying to be a vet. She has a lovely Labradoodle called Marco and a guinea pig called Quinn. Natalie grew up in a household that didn’t allow pets but her passion for animals cultivated after developing a bond with a calf named Neville during the stressful times of the HSC! She is intrigued by the way different animals behave and communicate to humans. Jessie is currently at the University of Sydney, studying animal and veterinary bioscience. An animals loyalty and love gives her a sense of security and passion which motivates her to want to help them live the best life that they can


CAPA is an American organisation that arranges for American students to travel abroad for a couple of months as part of their studies back home. We are fortunate to have an excellent relationship with them. It is good to see so many young American students enjoying the opportunity to study and work in Australia. We hope that once the threat of Covid diminishes we will be able to have them come to us again.