History

Ingleburn Veterinary Hospital has been caring for the pets of Ingleburn since 1983.

1983 - The hospital was established by Dr Mark Fetterplace. The original site was in Stanley Rd opposite the railway station, when Oxford Rd had a a level crossing over the railway line. Back then, the hospital was staffed by only one vet (Mark) and one nurse.

1988 - We moved to 92 Oxford Rd, where a purpose-built veterinary hospital was constructed. At that time we were known as Oxford Road Veterinary Hospital.

1993 - We purchased a small part-time clinic (Ingleburn Veterinary Clinic), incorporated it into our hospital, and changed our name to Ingleburn Veterinary Hospital.

1995 - Our hospital, including all patient records and client accounts was fully computerised.

1998 - We switched to an appointment system to provide better service to our clients and patients. We also started our quarterly newsletters to all current clients.

2001 - Our first website was launched!

2006 - In March 2006 we moved to 4/2 Noonan Road, into a hospital 4 times the size of Oxford Rd.

2010 - Our Groom Room officially opened, to provide our clients with a full pet pampering service by a fully trained dog stylist.

2010 - We opened our Cat Boarding facility!

2012 - Ingleburn Vet Emergency Centre opens. We become the first clinic in south-western Sydney to open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

2013 - Paperless monthly email newsletters are delivered to your inbox and we joined facebook!

2014 - A new website was launched!

2018 - A new website was launched!

Meet Our Team
Alexandra Swan
Lead Veterinarian
  • BVBiol/BVSc (Hons) BEquineSc

Dr Alex graduated from Charles Sturt University and her passion for emergency medicine and surgery saw her start her career as an emergency vet in the outskirts of Sydney. Her desire to further her knowledge led her to a specialist hospital where she worked in emergency and critical care for a number of years.

Dr Alex enjoys the challenge and fast pace of emergency medicine, and has a special interest in the management of complex snakes envenomation cases. She also has a passion for exotic pet medicine and surgery (particularly reptiles).

Alex enjoys scuba diving, horse riding and painting. She has plenty to keep her busy at home tending to her horses, poodles, cats, snacks, geckos and tropical fish.

Dr Amrit Gajebasia
Vet
  • BVSc

Dr Amrit has been working with IVH & IVEC since July 2019. Before moving to Australia in 2015, Dr Amrit was working in Manchester & Leicestershire, UK for couple of years. he loves working with all kind of pets but miniature Dachshund’s are his favorite.

Kelly
Practice Manager

Kelly has been in the Veterinary Industry for roughly 17 years working in Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals, Veterinary Pharmaceutical Departments and Welfare.
Kelly has completed studies in Animal Care /Veterinary Nursing, Customer Service and Management, she has a passion for Veterinary Practice Management and enjoys meeting and greeting all of Ingleburns Clients and Patients!

She is the proud owner of a Cavalier King Charles named Hunter and enjoys taking him for walks and visits to the groomer.

Katie
Vet Nurse

Katie has been a nurse here at Ingleburn since 2013, she has completed her Certificate II in Veterinary Nursing and is currently completing her Certificate IV.

Katie has a passion for Surgery and Veterinary Medicine.

Katie is a familiar face at the Hospital, she loves helping our Clients and their Pets and makes sure they always get the best care and information.

She has 2 dogs named Spencer and Bogo and a cat named Possum, she is also mum to a little boy named Ollie.

In her spare time she loves catching up with family and taking the dogs to the beach.

April
Vet Nurse

April joined us in January 2014 on a school based traineeship. After completing her HSC in 2015 as well as Certificate II in Animal Care at Campbelltown TAFE, April was offered a full time nursing position with us. She is currently studying to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at TAFE.

Outside of work April spends her time reading and playing with her rabbit, Captain Pancakes, and her cat, Mia.

Kristen
Vet Nurse

Kristen is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has been working at Ingleburn Veterinary Hospital for just over 4 years starting as an Administration Assistant/ Receptionist. Since working here Kristen has redeveloped her passion to become a Veterinary Nurse.

Kristen has two dogs, three crazy chickens, one beautiful kitty and two silly kids.

Samuel
Kennel Hand

Samuel is currently studying his Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing and hopes to become a Veterinarian in the future. He was born in Mauritius and moved to Australia when he was 8. 

Samuel has a passion for dogs and currently has four of his own; a German Shephard named Leo, a Staffy named Zoe and their two puppies, Marley and Tigger. In his spare time Samuel loves to take photos and videos of his pets, watch movies and play video games.

Joanne
Vet Nurse
Talayne
Vet Nurse

Talayne or Tay for short has been with Ingleburn for just over 2 years and is a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse. Tay has a special interest in Wildlife and exotics and has lots of pets at home to keep her busy!

Courtney
Vet Nurse
Caitlin
Vet Nurse
Meet Our Emergency Team
Dr Tom Currie
Vet
  • BVSc

Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2012. He did most of his growing up in Newport on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and currently lives in the Illawarra. You would mostly only see Tom working after hours in the clinic, as he delves into the emergency side of veterinary services.

Outside of work, Tom loves going to see live music and the Triple J Hottest 100 is his highlight of the year for music. He also enjoys playing weekly social and competition squash for Lakeside Squash based near Dapto. He has 2 cockatiels at home, Daenerys and Drogon (10 points to anyone who can guess where those names came from!), and enjoys spending time with them on his days off. 

Dr Karen Spencer
Vet
Skye
Vet Nurse

Skye commenced her employment at our Emergency Centre in 2016. She has since completed Certificate II in Animal Studies and is now completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. 

Skye spends her spare time with family, friends, studying, and training in Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing. She has many pets of her own which include two dogs, three cats, a rabbit, fish and a bird.

Meagan
Vet Nurse

Meagan brings with her 20+ years of experience as a veterinary nurse and has been with us at Ingleburn Veterinary Emergency Centre since it’s doors opened in 2012.

Meagan’s skill set is invaluable and her experience varied having worked with small, large and exotic animals. Meagan’s career highlight was working alongside Steve Irwin’s Wildlife warrior team in the wildlife hospital at Australia Zoo. Working with multiple species there was a thrill and an absolute privilege only given to few.

These days you will find Meagan working for our emergency centre on Sundays. Experienced in all aspects of emergency and general nursing her interests lie in diagnostics, clinical nursing, client education and nurse training.

When not at work Meagan is kept busy running after her two young boys and looking after the family pets - Troy, a boofy Samoyed, Tess - a neurotic Border Collie, 3 rabbits & a punk British Shorthair named Opie.

Teresa
Vet Nurse
Lana
Vet Nurse
Salvador
Vet Nurse
Sandy
Vet Nurse

Sandy is a Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse who joined the Ingleburn Family in Mid 2018.

Growing up in NZ she was surrounded by animals big and small spending a lot of time on her grandparents farm. This is where her love of "talking" to the animals came from.

In her teenage years when she wasn't at school, she could always be found at her horse paddocks.

Sandy has a special interest in surgery and Emergency (and is a sucker for a ginger cat)

Sandy now resides in the MacArthur Region along with her furry and feathered friends, Pirate, Arty her one eyed CKCS, Puss her rescue diabetic cat and her chickens Laika and Lavern.

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