Dr Brad Garlick B.V.Sc. (Hons)

BradBrad 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 SquareKerrie 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)

Chris SquareChristina 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 SquareJo 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 Graham Thopmson B.VetMed, D.T.V.M

Graham SquareGraham graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, London University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medecine. He has had a diverse and international career including mixed practice work in Brecon Beacons (Wales), Nairobi (Kenya) and Urunga (NSW). He has worked at an equine practice in Perth (WA) and worked for 16 years on a small farm in Bellingen (NSW). Since 1965 Graham has continued his education obtaining a Diploma in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the Royal ‘Dick’ School of Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh University (1967) and studying acupuncture in Brisbane. Graham began working at A&BVCs in 2002 and works mostly at the Berowra Hospital. His main veterinary interests are diet/nutrition, dentistry and dermatology. Graham states “There is nothing heroic in these, but I believe of everything I do, these three contribute the most towards the overall comfort and wellbeing of my patients.” In his spare time Graham enjoys his grandchildren, music, travelling, gardening and keeping fit.

Dr Emma Baker B.VetMed (Hons)

Emma obtained a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (with honours) from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 2004. After working for 3 years in a small animal practice Emma moved to Australia with her dog, Meg. She joined A&BVCs as a locum in 2007 and never left. Emma particularly enjoys medical problem solving, and emergency case management. She also has an interest in dog behaviour and enjoys helping the veterinary nurses extend and further their knowledge. In her spare time, Emma competes (sometimes successfully) in dog Agility and Rally-O. She also teaches basic obedience, agility and Rally-O at the Manly & District Dog Training Club. Emma is married with a young daughter and baby son. In addition to Meg, the family share their lives with Meg’s son Ned and Hester the rescue dog.

Kate Bowen

Kate SquareKate 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 Rickards

Beck SquareBeck is a highly trained veterinary nurse having completed her Certificate III in Animal Care and Husbandry, Certificate IV in Vet Nursing and a course in Critical Care Nursing. Before joining A&BVCs in 2004, Beck worked at a dog boarding kennel. Her areas of interest include surgical nursing, critical care, patient rehabilitation and exotics. Beck has 2 dogs, 2 cats, a few guinea pigs and a rabbit. In her spare time Beck enjoys time outdoors, snorkelling and exercising her dogs.

Jade Schokman

Jade SquareJade 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 Milharcic

Emma SquareEmma 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 Taylor

Becky SquareBecky 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.