“The joy of being in a veterinary general practice, particularly in Bondi Junction is that we see everything, all types of pets, wildlife and all manner of people. Every day brings something different, different problems to solve, interesting medical and surgical cases. Every animal is an individual and that is what makes it special”
Dr Julia graduated in 1979 and arrived at the Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital in 1984. She has raised a family while working full time and been part of the local community particularly in relation to public education. At present, she is the President of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Her special interests include medicine, soft tissue surgery, exotics and radiology.
She has a 3 year old cross Cavalier Pomeranian called "Tippi" who keeps her on her toes. "Tippi" walkes her up, keeps her fit and gives all of us here lots of cuddles. She will do anything for food!
Dr Ray Chan is in partnership with Julia following Tony's retirement. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 2008 and has spent some time working in North-Western Sydney before moving to the eastern suburbs. Ray has a particular interest in soft-tissue surgery and animal welfare.
If Ray isn't at the vet hospital you are likely to find him knocking down pins at a bowling alley nearby.
Ray has an Eclectus Parrot named Horus, who is getting very close to speaking his first words and two Axolotls Alfred and Kiera.
Chris is a familiar face to many, being the star of the TV series, "The Bondi Vet", "The Living Room" and "I'm a Celebrity". Chris graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 and started working here a couple of years later.
He travels a lot for his TV shows so is not regularly rostered on at Bondi Junction Vet Hospital, but he lets us know when he is home and feels like being a general practice vet again and comes in and does some shifts. We always enjoy having him back.
Tina has a long history here at Bondi Junction Vet.
Tina first came here as a child with her family pets. As soon as she was old enough she offered up her time doing work experience feeding all the animals. Obviously making a great impression she was offered work as a kennel hand looking after all the animals in boarding and hospital.
By this time she had taken a great interest in animals and decided to enrol at Sydney University to study Veterinary Science. When she wasn't studying she spent her weekends and holidays working as a vet nurse and receptionist.
As a new graduate she was offered a job and has been with us ever since.
She knows the ins and outs of the hospital and from client to vet there isn't anything she hasn't done here.
Now with her three children a bit bigger we should be seeing her here more often.
Dr Caitlin McQuarrie has been with us for almost a year now and we are so glad to have her as part of the team.
She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016 and brings to the practice enthusiasm and the most up to date knowledge and skills.
She is calm and kind and a great communicator and is a ballroom dancer in her spare time.