Palliative Care Veterinarian & Clinical Support
Dr Kelly is one of our most well travelled vets. Born in South Africa and having lived in 5 different countries before the age of 10, we’re incredibly lucky that Kelly and her family then decided to make Australia home. Kelly graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2016 and has worked in general practice clinics across Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast. Kelly developed a passion for palliative care early on in her career and has since qualified as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian with the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. Kelly has a gentle nature and a compassionate approach to her patients. She moved to Canberra in 2021 and as well as providing care for our Sunset Vets clients, Kelly also works as a Veterinary Officer for the government.
Special interests: Internal medicine, Dermatology
It always starts with one. Who was your special pet? It was never practical for us to have pets due to the constant travelling I did as a child, but when we eventually settled down in Australia, my family and I welcomed two adorable Jack Russell puppies into our hearts – Milo and Bella. The rambunctious duo provided us with companionship, endless cuddles, and an ever-listening ear. Both have sadly passed but will always remain in our hearts.
What else are you passionate about? I have a great love for running, as it is a fantastic way to take time for yourself and make the most of the beautiful scenery in Canberra. I also play the piano and have been making my way through the AMEB piano exams in recent years.
What do you love about palliative medicine? I think it is a privilege to be able to make the final stages of an animal’s life as comfortable and pain free as possible.
Qualifications: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Hons),
Bachelor of Science, Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian I think it is a privilege to be able to make the
final stages of an animal’s life as comfortable and pain free as possible.