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 the current President of the ANZCVS Animal Welfare Chapter. She is 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. She is a published author on veterinary ethics. She has four adult children.

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 out 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 surgery such as cruciate repairs.

Dr. Kathy Tang

- has been with us since she graduated in December 2015. Kathy has been very much a part of the Haberfield Veterinary Hospital ever since she started her university studies. She was one of our resident vet students.

Dr. Melody Leung

- is our casual vet. Originally from Hong Kong, she has worked in small animal medicine in Hong Kong and Sydney since graduating as a vet from the University of Sydney. An animal lover since childhood, Melody has four adopted cats.

Dr Eunice Suen

- was one of our resident vet students, helps from time to time.


Rachael has moved to Canberra although she will still be working with us as a nurse from time to time this year. Francisca, our other vet nurse has been with us for some time and works part-time. We welcome Lizzie who is studying vet nursing at TAFE. Vet student Joyce works as a casual nurse.


Our resident vet students are Sophie, Genevieve and Amanda.


Sophie is a vet student, originally from Queensland, where she previously completed a degree in journalism and public relations. She has always loved being surrounded by animals, and she hopes to one day work in emergency and critical care. Genevieve is an international student hailing from Boston, USA, and is currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney. She is especially interested in wildlife medicine, but loves all animals big and small! We welcome new vet student Amanda who comes from Canada. All students work on a casual basis from time to time.


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. It's very pleasing to see that a number have become vets. The HVH has been hosting students for some years now and many keep in touch.