Your Pet, Our Passion

Welcome to the Ark Veterinary Hospital

Who we are

Dr Joe Daley founded the Ark Veterinary Hospital in 1996 to provide a much-needed experienced and personalised veterinary service on Sydney’s North Shore. The Ark remains the longest established veterinary practice in the Roseville, Lindfield and Killara area. We are a locally run and owned hospital, conveniently located on the Pacific Highway in Lindfield and offering uninterrupted service to the pet community. Our passionate team of veterinarians and nurses are always ready to meet you and your pet’s needs, giving you and your pet the best possible healthcare experience.

Qualified Veterinarians at the Ark Veterinary Hospital

Your pet is an important member of the family and the team at the Ark Veterinary Hospital understand that you want the best for them. Delivering a wide range of health care services for pets while fitting in with their owners’ family and work commitments, we provide a veterinary service you can rely on.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm
Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

We operate by appointment during opening hours, however we welcome walk-ins and emergencies for assessment. Please note that there may be a wait if you do not have an appointment booked.

Veterinarian Joe with Stig the dog

Veterinary Treatment

Our experienced veterinary team at the Ark Veterinary Hospital delivers a comprehensive range of health care services to pet owners. From consultations to surgery, with us your pet will receive the best and most efficient veterinary care.

Emergency Help

We are able to provide you and your pet with the best and most efficient veterinary care. We are open 7 days a week so in the case of an emergency were a there for you . For out of hours emergencies you can contact Northside Emergency Veterinary Services in Terrey Hills by calling 9452 2933.

Experienced Nurses

The veterinary nursing team at the Ark are passionate about health care and safety. They are always here to welcome you and your pet and provide the best level of service and care. We are available for consult and are happy to answer all your questions.

Qualified Veterinarians

With over 20 years of experienced veterinary care, the Ark Vets understand what an important member of the family your pets are. Therefor we are dedicated to keeping them healthy and happy. We are proud not only give the best care when needed but also inform you about preventative care.

The Ark Veterinary Hospital Team

We Care About Your Pet

Dr. Joe Daley

Dr Joe Daley graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987. His passion for providing quality veterinary health care and love for animals led him to start the Ark Veterinary Hospital in Roseville in 1996. Before re-establishing the Ark at its current location in Lindfield, he also operated a mobile veterinary service. He acquired the Australian College of Veterinary Scientist’s Pharmacology Membership in 1998 and the Surgery Membership in 2003. Joe lives with his wife, four children and their beautiful dogs Willow and Daisy.

Dr. Katy Kirby

Dr Katy is a born and bred Sydneysider. She graduated from Sydney University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary) First Class Honours. After working for a few years in Sydney, she has spent 2 years locuming throughout the UK, before starting at the Ark in 2018. Outside of work, Dr Katy enjoys bushwalking with her husband and baking with friends. She looks forward to starting her menagerie later this year.

Dr. Haruka Furutsuki

Dr Haruka grew up in Shanghai, China and is fluent in Shanghainese, Mandarin and Japanese. She came to Sydney after she finished school to pursue her dream to become a Veterinarian. She graduated from Sydney University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Haruka started at the Ark in March this year. As a recent graduate, she is passionate about learning every aspect of veterinary science but has a special interest in small animal surgery.

Natalie Leong – Veterinary Nurse

Natalie began working with us in 2018 and completed her Cert IV in Vet Nursing in 2020. She currently lives with three dogs (Crosby the Labrador, Rory the Golden Retriever and Pippin the English Springer Spaniel) as well as four cats (Rigby, Scout, Odie and Boomer). Natalie enjoys exploring positive reinforcement training, enrichment activities and cooperative care with all her animals. She pursues goals in competitive obedience and nosework (scent detection) with Pippin the spaniel and helps her sister Danielle, a qualified dog trainer, run the puppy classes at the Ark. Natalie is passionate about helping companion animals live happy, healthy lives.

Annie Baldock – Veterinary Nurse

Annie joined the team at the Ark in June, 2020 while she was completing her Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing. Her background is in Marketing & Customer Service, but she spent the last few years as a Personal Trainer, Pilates & Jazzercise Instructor, still teaching classes in her time away from the Ark. Annie is currently fur-Mum to Morty, the Cattle Dog X puppy, who she spends her weekends (trying to) train with her husband.

Emily Diefes – Veterinary Nurse

Emily is currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and joined us here at the Ark in November, 2020. Emily has loved animals all her life and she is currently Fur-Mum to a lovely greyhound named Tracey, a spoilt cat named Tilly and three beautiful golden-tailed geckos.

Kylie Gledhill – Veterinary Nurse

Kylie’s background is in corporate marketing, but in 2019 she made the career change to Veterinary Nursing. She started at the Ark as a volunteer in 2020 while studying her Certificate III in Veterinary Nursing and has since officially joined the team. She is now working on completing her Certificate IV.  In her spare time, Kylie enjoys going for a run with her chocolate labradoodle Roxy, practicing her downdog at yoga, as well as spending time with the rest of her family (who she thought should also get a mention).

Pet groomer at the Ark

Mami Morohashi – Groomer

Mami has over 9 years of experience grooming dogs in Tokyo, Japan. She travelled to Australia and fell in love with our culture, nature and dog-friendly society, so she made the move here permanently to study. Mami is with us three days a week and loves transforming your dogs to look their very best!

Diane, administrator at the Ark veterinary hospital in Lindfield

Diane Khouw – Finance Manager

For many years Dianne is our trusted bookkeeper at the Ark Veterinary Hospital. She lives locally with her 2 children. They just got a new family member, a very sweet little kitten.

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