Dr Brad Garlick B.V.Sc. (Hons)
Brad graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 with honours. After growing up on family beef and horse farms he began his career in the Central Highlands of NSW at a mixed animal practice. Brad took over Asquith Veterinary Hospital in 1992 as a small one vet practice. The service rapidly expanded and then in 2000 he took over ownership of Berowra Veterinary Hospital. Apart from managing the two Practices, Brad has a keen interest in surgery as well as solving medical quandaries. He regularly attends conferences, workshops and lectures to learn new techniques to this end. Brad states “I really value the relationships that people have with their pets and I get real satisfaction in solving health issues and allowing animals to have happier lives.” Brad shares his life with his wife, 3 daughters, Tilly the greyhound, and a rescue cat called Kimba.
Dr Kerry Taylor B.V.Sc.
Kerrie graduated from the University of Sydney in 1992. She has worked in a number of metropolitan practices and came to Asquith Veterinary Hospital in 1995. Kerrie has a real affinity with her patients & is particularly interested in medical cases and soft tissue surgery.
Dr Christina Atkinson B.V.Sc. (Hons)
Christina graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons). Her first position was in Beaudesert, a small country town not far from Brisbane. The work involved a mix of dairy cattle, beef cattle and companion animals. Three years later, she realised how hard it was being a country vet with the heat, sweat and early morning dairy calls, so she moved back to a small animal practice in Brisbane before being enticed down to Sydney. Christina has worked at Asquith Veterinary Hospital since 2003 and loves it. She finds the clients friendly and the work very interesting and rewarding. Christina adds “Mostly, I love the day to day consulting with patients and really trying to help the clients enjoy their pets and for their pets to have a healthy and happy life. I also love the challenges of internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.” When she is not at work, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and pets.
Dr Jo Clark B.V.Sc., MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine)
Jo is a local who grew up in Berowra and went to Asquith Girls High School. Jo completed her veterinary degree at the University of Sydney in 1992 and has worked in country NSW, Essex, England and Sydney. She has been at Asquith Vet Hospital since her return to Australia in 1997. She has done several Postgraduate Foundation distance education courses in small animal medicine and ophthalmology and became a Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal Medicine in 2002. Jo lives with her husband, three children, bearded dragon and Golden Retriever.
Dr. Kelly Davis B.V.Sc. (Hons), C.V.A (IVAS)
Kelly grew up locally in Berowra and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2007. As a new grad, Kelly worked at a rural practice in the Lower Hunter, where she experienced all the perks of being a country vet including 4am calvings and treating racehorses. Following this, Kelly worked in both large and small animal practices as well as the RSPCA in Newcastle which she found to be a challenging but rewarding job. Kelly has also volunteered in Thailand and South America, to assist in stray dog sterilization programs as well as provide welfare to stray animals in need. In 2012, Kelly completed a Diploma of Veterinary Acupuncture, now recognised by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. She is looking forward to using this skill more and more in clinical practice.
Kelly recently returned to work last year, having taken 2 years off to raise her 2-year-old daughter Ada. At home, Kelly enjoys practicing Yoga and spending time with her Doberman X Kelpie Chi Chi (hand raised from 1 day old) and her 3 cats.
Kate has been with the Practice since 2001. She has a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV (Practice Management). Prior to joining the Asquith Team, Kate had four years vet nursing experience and two years experience in office management. She has a special interest in the development of practice policies and procedures and client education. In her spare time, Kate enjoys hanging out at the beach with her family and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Timmy.
Beck is a highly trained veterinary nurse having completed her Certificate III in Animal Care and Husbandry, Certificate IV in Vet Nursing, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a course in Critical Care Nursing. Before joining A&BVHs in 2004, Beck worked at a dog boarding kennel. Her areas of interest include surgical nursing, critical care, patient rehabilitation and exotics. Beck has a 16yr old Jack Russell Cross called Sammi and a 16yr old cat called Jet. In her spare time, Beck likes to go rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking.
Jade began her nursing career here with us in 2014. She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has a special interest in pet nutrition and alternative therapies. In her spare time, Jade loves to whale watch as well as spending time with her pets – her two dogs Astro and Cookie, her cat Lilo and her turtle, Crikey.
Emma began her career at A&BVCs in 2014 after finishing her university degree in Anthropology and realising her true passion lies with animals. She is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has developed a strong interest in both surgical nursing and critical care nursing. Emma expects to continue studying and expanding her knowledge base well into the future. Emma shares her home with her Border Collies, Layla & Franklin, two rescue cats, Chandler and Joey, and a Peachface called Mango. In her spare time Emma likes to train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as netball and touch football. She also has a knack for fostering & rehoming stray kittens.
Becky joined A&BVCs in 2007 and works predominantly at the Berowra Hospital. Prior to this, she worked for 4 years in pet shops in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Becky will be commencing a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing in 2015. Becky has a love of birds and is particularly interested in large parrots. She shares her home with three cats and 3 exotic parrots. She hand-reared one of her cats, Chance, from just 4 days old. In her spare time, she enjoys boating in Sydney harbour, being outdoors and rugby league.
Mirabelle James B.Sc.
Mirabelle joined the A&BVHs in 2015, after working as a vet nurse in other veterinary clinics and the Animal Welfare League. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Biol.) from Macquarie University in 2018, and is currently applying for Veterinary Science, with the aim of becoming a veterinarian. Mirabelle has a keen interest in diagnostic medicine, surgical nursing and the human-animal bond. At home, Mirabelle shares her life with two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers called Roxy and Mogo as well as her rescue cat Logan. When she’s not at work she can be found swimming at the beach, bushwalking and spending time with family.
Sarah has been working as a veterinary nurse at both our Asquith and Berowra Veterinary Hospitals since 2016. Sarah completed her Certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2018. She has a strong interest in surgical nursing as well as getting to know her patients and building relationships with their owners. Sarah’s fur family members include her two cats Sue & Kitty and her Bull Arab named Jax. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, friends & pets as well as exploring local lookouts and beaches.