Meet Our Team
Dr Angus Martin
Vet
  • BVSc

Dr Angus graduated from Sydney University in 1984. He worked for 5 years at Ku-ring-gai Vet Hospital then at several different hospitals as a locum before purchasing Hornsby Veterinary Hospital in 1992. Angus has a great love for animals, people and life. He loves spending as much time with his family snow skiing, surfing, playing golf and tennis. He loves mountain bike riding and plays cricket for the NSW Cricketers Club. He would like to have more time to draw and paint and loves framing bits and pieces of memorabilia that he picks up around the place on his many shopping sprees.

In the Veterinary field Angus enjoys all types of soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. He is interested in reproduction and dermatology.

Angus also loves the company of his three canine companions, Kali (Schnauzer x Labrador), Levi (Schnauzer x) and Sherbie (Terrier x). Angus is also very interested in the benefits of acupuncture having studied Acupuncture for animals at Wesley University in Victoria over 10 years ago. He saw his old dog Freeway at 15 years old go from not being able to jump onto the lounge any longer, to then being able to jump happily after a course of acupuncture.

Dr Penny Mead
Vet
  • BVSc (Hons)

Dr Penny started at Hornsby Veterinary Hospital in 1994 after graduating with Honours from Sydney University in 1993. Hornsby Vet was a one person Vet Hospital before Penny started and she has seen the practice grow and change enormously.

Penny was the little girl who grew up always wanting to be a Vet. She started studying Speech Pathology and changed to Veterinary Science working as a Veterinary Nurse throughout her studies. Penny is enormously dedicated to her passion of looking after all pets and clients to the absolute best of her ability.

Penny has two Border Terriers called Callum and Jerry. She enjoys and is very active in agility training having won many accolades.

Penny loves Veterinary Science and the never ending advances she has seen while she has been a vet.

Dr Jill McAlister
Vet
  • BVSc

Dr Jill graduated from Sydney University in 1981 and started work in small animal practice at St George Animal Hospital in Carlton. She then worked at Forest Animal Hospital for a couple of years before leaving to start a family.

Since then Jill has worked part time at several small animal clinics but mostly here at Hornsby Vet Hospital. In fact, she has the dubious honour of having been here the longest - even longer than Angus!!

At home Jill is kept busy by her husband, three children, their two very lively spoilt cattle X dogs named Spike and Dave, and a pet rat called Tippy that they had rescued.

Dr Michael Grima
Vet Surgeon
  • BSc (Hons I)
  • GraCertvetStud DVM

Michael Joined the team in early 2020 after working in a number of practices around Sydney. Michael studied veterinary medicine at the university of Sydney. He has a Graduate certificate in veterinary studies (wildlife health and population management) and a Bachelor of science (honours class l) having majored in immunology and microbiology and has worked as a scientist at a number of medical research institutes in Sydney.

He has a particular interest in pathology, as well as internal medicine, dermatology, oncology, ophthalmology, exotics, wildlife and aquatic medicine. he would be delighted to see your scaly, feathered and slimy friends.

Michael is a family man who loves to fill up his free time with bush walks, cooking, gardening, singing and caring for his tropical fish, tree frog and his cheeky feline son Chartreuse.

Sarah
Vet Nurse
Mohna Mahadevan
Vet Nurse

Mohna has been a vet nurse at Hornsby Vets for just over a year, she is currently in her second year studying the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, graduating on 2024.

Mohna used to be afraid of dogs but when her family brought home a beautiful German Shepherd she fell in love very quickly, she now owns 3 dogs, Buddy, Riley and Archie!

Mohna loves working as a vet nurse and gaining as much experience as she can before she graduates.

Sarah
Vet Nurse

Sarah started working as a Kennel hand in 2016 and started studying her Cert IV in Veterinary nursing in 2020.
Sarah is passionate about caring for animals since she was young, her family owning many different animals over the years from chickens, fish to dogs, cats and fostering kittens. Her two cats Casper and Link love being spoiled.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys outdoor activities like snorkeling and hanging out with her furry family and loved ones.

Sarah Fitzsimmons
Vet Nurse

Sarah started working at Hornsby Veterinary Hospital 2019 and will be become a qualified Veterinary Nursing in 2022.

Sarah has three lovely Cavalier King Charles spaniels called Coco, Sophie and Peaches she has grown up with a family pet her entire life, which made her want to pursue a career with animals.

Sarah loves learning new things and broadening her knowledge in the animal healthcare industry, she always strives to provide the best care to the pets and clients.

Lauren McNair
Vet Nurse

Lauren joined the team in 2022 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing.

She loves all animals, large, small, and everything in between. She worked with horses for a number of years before finding her passion in the Veterinary Industry. She still has two horses of her own, retired ex-racehorse Atlas, and cheeky youngster Maximus who she trains dressage with.

Lauren is also heavily involved in the rodent community and is the current club president of the state rodent club, as well as an award-winning mouse breeder.

She is a very keen learner who is always looking for new experiences, and loves all aspects of animal healthcare.

Emily Holland
Student Veterinary Nurse

I started working at Hornsby Vets in February 2021 and have been working with animals for 3 years.  I am currently completing my cert II in animal studies and will move on to completing my cert IV in veterinary nursing after this.

I have two dogs at home and have always been surrounded by family pets. I love all animals and couldn’t imagine ever wanting to do anything else for work.

Karin
Receptionist

Karin has been one of our receptionist for 11 years. She comes from a farming background having had a commercial egg farm for 20 years and running a few cattle on the side. Other small ventures were worm farming , shipping thousands all over the country to gardeners and other growers and milking her own goats for the family supply.

She loves being at the front desk greeting all the pets and  their wonderful owners.

Nikki
Receptionist
Ruby Hinden
Kennel Hand

Ruby has been a kennel hand at Hornsby Veterinary Hospital since November 2021. She is currently at school completing her HSC but hopes to become a vet one day.  

Ruby has two adorable dogs, Rosie and George, who have been a part of her family for 12 years and since she was young, has had a passion for science and animals.  

Ruby has developed her skills and broadened her knowledge of the industry through caring for a variety of boarding animals.  

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