Dr Steven Kijlstra
Dr Steven is an honours graduate from the University of Queensland and has been working at Canberra Vet Hospital since 2015. He adopted a Sheltie called “Pan”, but loves all animals. Steven enjoys all aspects of his job but has a particular interest in veterinary internal medicine.
In his free time, Steven enjoys backpacking, mountain-biking, reading and camping. He also travels to visit friends and family in Brisbane when he can.
Dr Allison Brown
Allison is a graduate from the University of Melbourne and has spent time in small animal practices both in Victoria and the ACT. Allison has a Golden Retriever, Lily, who has stayed at home in Melbourne, but would very much like to get a cat to keep her company!
In her spare time, Allison enjoys reading, cycling and baking, as well as road trips to the beach and back to Melbourne to visit family and friends.
Dr Kimberley Godwin
Kimberley was born on the Gold Coast and studied at the University of Queensland graduating in 2003 with honours. After working in small animal practice in Brisbane for a couple of years she travelled to the UK to locum in London and the surrounding counties. Initially only planning to stay for 1 or 2 years, Kimberley ended up staying in England for 5 years and enjoyed extensive travel throughout Europe. Kimberley joined Canberra Veterinary Hospital in 2010 and she is currently studying for her MACVSc in small animal medicine.
We are happy to announce that Kimberley is back from maternity leave and consulting with us again.
Dr Shayne Thomas
Shayne graduated from Sydney University in 1994 and worked in Small Animal practice for a couple of years before going on an adventure through Europe. Whilst working in London, Shayne discovered an interest in emergency animal medicine. When she returned to Australia she then spent 15 years working mostly in small animal emergency and specialist critical care practices.
Shayne commenced work with Canberra Veterinary Hospital in 2015 and enjoys the challenges that animal medicine brings.
When not working she loves to spend time with her three kids going on adventures.
Dr Kirsten Davies
Kirsten graduated from James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland and has spent time at practices throughout Queensland and Victoria. Having begun her career in Brisbane in a mixed animal practice Kirsten is now enjoying her passion for small animal medicine and diagnostic imaging with the experienced team at CVH. Kirsten doesn’t currently have any pets but is waiting for the right cat to turn up who needs a loving home.
In her spare time Kirsten enjoys reading, baking, netball, exploring Canberra and visiting family in Queensland when possible.
Dr Brittany Gan
Brittany is a graduate from Murdoch University, and originally hails from Singapore. She has an interest in all areas of small animal practice, but is particularly keen on small animal surgery and would also like to delve more into animal behaviour. She loves all fur babies including exotic ones, and has spent time in exotic animal practices and conservation facilities in Australia and South Africa. Brittany has three pet rats with silly horserace-themed names and would quite easily succumb to adopting more animals if she had the space!
Outside of work Brittany likes to hike, travel, hunt for good food and buy ridiculous toys for her rats online.
Dr Alice Elliott
Alice graduated in 2017 from Massey University in New Zealand, and has moved to Canberra to begin her career with the CVH team. She has a great love for all animals, particularly dogs and cats. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary science including medical practices and surgery, and is working on establishing herself and up-skilling in her first few years of practice. Alice can be found in her spare time snuggling up with her gorgeous Cocker Spaniel (Meg), reading a good book, or baking something nice. After spending most of her years in New Zealand, she is keen to get out and explore some of the beautiful scenes Australia has to offer! Alice is looking forward to meeting and working with you and your beloved pets.