Your pet, our passion

Welcome to the Ark Veterinary Hospital

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

Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 1pm

The Ark Vet runs on an appointment only system during our opening hours. We welcome walk-ins, but please note that there may be a wait if you do not have an appointment booked.

We provide a written estimate for any procedures before treatment for your approval, and payment is due in full upon completion of services.

We accept cash, cheques, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit Cards.

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. We provide a veterinary service that you can trust and rely on, delivering a wide range of health care services for pets while fitting in with their owners’ family and work commitments.

Veterinary Treatment

The experienced 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 care.

Emergency Help

The Ark is able to provide you and your pet with the best and most efficient care in the case of an emergency and is open 7 days a week. For out of hours emergencies you can contact Northside Emergency Veterinary Services in Terrey Hills (link) by calling 9452 2933.

Experienced Nurses

The nursing team at the vet are passionate about health care and safety, and are always here to welcome you and your pet and provide the best level of service and care. They 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 and are dedicated to keeping them healthy and happy.

The Ark Team

We Care About Your Pet

Dr. Joe Daley

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

Alex Vollema

Alex started out at The Ark Vet in 2012 working one day a week through work experience, and now works as a Veterinary Nurse with a Certificate IV in Animal Nursing. Alex spends her free mornings or afternoons with her horse, Diesel, and her two golden retrievers Mia and Bentley – she loves all dogs but will always have a soft spot for golden retrievers!

Julie, pet groomer Ark Veterinary Hospital

Julie Chard

Julie is our wonderful groomer. She started working for the Ark in 2014 and has groomed a lot of pets since. She has a background in pet nursing and often assist our vets or nurses. Julie breeds Bangle kittens and Cavoodle puppies. Her house is a little zoo with many dogs, cats, horses, goats, sheep, rabbits and chickens.

Kim Handley

Kim began working at The Ark Vet part-time in 2015. She has completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animals at Ultimo TAFE, and is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Kim has bred Golden Retrievers for over 30 years, has successfully competed at all levels of showing, and has won many Best in Shows all over Australia.

Shannon Cushman

Shannon started working for the Ark in 2017. She has worked for a number of years as a vet nurse at the largest academic animal hospital in South Africa. She has 3 lovely dogs: Molly, Pablo and Spatch.

Nathalie | Veterinary Nurse at Ark Veterinary Hospital

Nathalie | Veterinary Nurse at Ark Veterinary Hospital


Natalie is currently studying her Cert IV in Vet Nursing. She lives with four dogs (an Alaskan Malamute, Labrador, Golden Retriever and English Springer Spaniel) and two cats. She loves training her dogs and participates in Obedience and Nosework activities with Pippin the English Springer Spaniel.


Phoebe began working at the Ark as a volunteer in 2012. She is nearly finished a Bachelor of Science at the University of the Melbourne and wants to move on to study postgraduate Medicine. Phoebe works as an animal attendant during the university holidays and when she’s studying or working she spends her time bushwalking and looking after her cat Marmalade (who’s secretly her favourite!), Barnaby the rabbit and six noisy but lovely chickens.


For many years Diane 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.

Sasja Dekker

Sasja started in August 2017 and is responsible for our Marketing and Sales. Sasja has worked over 15 years in marketing and moved almost 2 years ago from the Netherlands to Sydney. She is married, has a 5 year old son and a cat called Coco, and loves horseriding in her spare time.

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