The Ark Veterinary Team

Welcome to the Ark Veterinary Hospital – Meet our veterinary team

Who we are

The Ark Veterinary hospital is the longest established veterinary practice in the Roseville, Lindfield and Killara area. Our veterinary team has over 30 years of experience in pet care. 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. We will take care of you pet as it is one of our own.

Qualified Veterinarians and Veterinary Team

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.

Contact our veterinary team:

If you have questions or would like to make a booking call with our friendly staff on: 02 9416 1300 or email:
You can also make an online booking by clicking the button below. We look forward seeing you and your fur friend at the Ark!

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.

Qualified 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.

Experienced 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 Team

We Care About Your Pet

Meet our veterinary team - Veterinarian and Owner Joe

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.

Meet our veterinary team - Veterinarian Katy

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.

Veterinary team: Nurse Annie

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.
Meet our veterinary team - Veterinary Nurse Stephanie

Stephanie Newington – Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie grew up in Tasmania and originally moved to Sydney to pursue a career in media. She began volunteering at the Ark in early 2021 while completing her Certificate III in Animal Studies and joined the team full-time as receptionist in June 2021. Since then she has embraced all areas of general practice nursing, her favourite aspects including senior pet health, nutrition and wildlife care. This year she will continue her studies with the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. In her free time Stephanie can be found exploring Sydney and its surrounds or relaxing at home with a cup of tea, her partner and their five-year-old exotic shorthair, Ava.

Meet out veterinary team - nurse Rayanna

Rayanne Zanatta – Veterinary Nurse

Growing up in beautiful Brazil, Ray has had a lifelong passion for animals. A qualified vet in her home country, Ray worked for two years in a canine veterinary hospital, before traveling to Australia to broaden her horizons and improve her English skills.

She soon fell in love with our wildlife and completed a zookeeping course at TAFE, volunteering at Symbio Wildlife and Koala Park.

Ray joined the team at the Ark in November 2021.

Meet our veterinary team - Animal Attendant

Hollie Blanchard – Animal Attendant

Hollie joined our team in 2020 in the hopes of pursing a career in veterinary medicine. She now studies the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney and is glad to bring many of the skills and experiences she has gained at the clinic into her future study. From a family of multi-generational farmers, Hollie has always had animals in her life and loves caring for both large and small. In her spare time Hollie develops her leadership and teamwork skills as a rugby player, sport coach and tutor. At home her two fluffy puppies – Maddie the spoodle and Millie the groodle – keep her and her family endlessly entertained with their crazy antics.

Meet out veterinary team -

Sophie Lind – Animal Attendant

Sophie is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has been working with us at the Ark since late 2020 as an animal attendant, gaining lots of hands-on experience. Sophie loves working with large animals, particularly cows, and hopes to one day work at a large animal practice.

Meet out veterinary team - Groomer Mami

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!

Meet our veterinary team - Animal Attendant

Charlotte Gibbs – Receptionist

Charlotte is currently studying film and marketing, although her passion for animals inspired her to come on board as part-time receptionist in January 2022. Charlotte is fur-mum to two rabbits as well as half-parent to her family’s miniature schnauzer, Manny.

Meet our veterinary team - Animal Attendant

Tara Yetsenga – Receptionist

Tara joined us in June 2022 while completing her Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Animal Science) at Western Sydney University, and hopes to commence a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2023 to follow her passion of animal care. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, playing social sports, and spending time with her family. Tara has loved animals all her life and is currently a fur-mum to a handsome tamaruke called Jesse.

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