Your Pet, Our Passion
Welcome to the Ark Veterinary Hospital
Who we are
Qualified Veterinarians at the Ark Veterinary Hospital
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
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 down–dog at yoga, as well as spending time with the rest of her family (who she thought should also get a mention).
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 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.