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 the immediate past 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

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.

Dr. Kathy Tang

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.

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. 


Our resident vet students are Zi, Jamie and Martina. Zi is currently in her third year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney. A relationship she had with a dog in her childhood compelled her to consider a career working with animals. Zi likes the diversity and problem-solving nature of the field and hopes to improve the well-being of both people and animals during her career. In her free time, Zi likes to go scuba diving to see wildlife in the underwater world. Jamie wanted to explore what she could do for the animals who live in the same planet with us, which drove her into the vet degree. Jamie is always fascinated by how individual animals exist in their unique way. Apart from studying, she enjoys boxing, painting and video games! We welcome Martina who is in her second year of the BVB/DVM. We also welcome Melissa, an animal science student from the USA who is undertaking an internship with us whilst undertaking a semester’s study at the University of Sydney.


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