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Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital is proudly Tasmanian owned by a partnership of respected and experienced veterinarians aligned with North Hobart Veterinary Hospital and Tasmanian Animal Hospitals. The vision is to bring the very best in animal care to the Huon Valley and our passionate team are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of your pet.
We know that every pet is different! The Doctors and Staff at Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital work with you to develop a customized wellness plan and vaccination schedule that best suits your pet’s needs. We aim to make your pet feel at ease in our clinic with a caring and gentle approach to treatment and consultations.
Your pet is an integral member of your family and as a result we are devoted to practicing compassionate and contemporary medicine. Most of our team live in the valley, (or very close by!) are committed to the community and love caring for your pets. Whether you are a new client or a regular friend of Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital, you will always be treated with care, courtesy and respect.
Dr Kim Meijer
Kim recently joined our Huonville clinic after moving to Tasmania from The Netherlands with her dalmatian Felix. She fell in love with Tasmania when she volunteered at Bonorong Wildlife Hospital.
Since her graduation in 2012 she has been working as a locum in The Netherlands. Her main passion is volunteering with wildlife and welfare projects. She has worked with sloths in Costa Rica, rhinos in South Africa and has been to the townships of Johannesburg (South Africa) for the last three years to help the welfare clinic there.
In her spare time she likes to explore Tasmania together with Felix, go snowboarding, scuba diving and she practices all kinds of fiber arts. Her main interests are surgery, endoscopy, exotics and practice management. She is also very interested in rabbits. She wants to make Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital the place where you can bring your pet and feel comfortable in knowing that it will get the best care and the utmost love that our team can give it.
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Having grown up on a small farm, I developed a huge love for all animals big and small. There hasn’t been a point in my life where I haven’t had animals around me. Pursuing a career in the veterinary field has always been a dream of mine. I have now been working in this industry for over 12 months and am currently completing my Cert IV in nursing, and I am loving every part of it.
Outside of work I love to go bush walking, horse riding and participate in sports.
I have my own furbaby, June the Beagle, who keeps me on my toes!
One of my favourite past times is participating in dog training, which I attend with June. Dog behavioural training is something that I would also like to incorporate in with my nursing.
Sarah has been a vet nurse in the Huon Valley for two years
She love’s being able to help animals and make a difference in their lives. “I love working in a wonderful team of like minded people. Seeing the happiness in the pet and humans face when we get to hand them back fit and healthy makes me smile.”
Sarah own’s a dog (Oliver 15yr old cocker spaniel ) a cat (17 year old Imogen) Tippy (12 year old cockatiel) and Natez (16 year old Arab)
She also enjoys horse riding and spending time with friends and family.
Dr Seyfan Lederman
Seyfan graduated from The University of Queensland in 2013. Since then she's worked in all different kinds of veterinary practice, from general practice, shelter work and emergency. She's fallen in love with Tasmania and has decided to settle down in the Huon Valley.
Seyfan enjoys hiking, playing guitar, gardening and baking. You'll often find her cuddled up to her cat Charlie (not pictured) in front of the fire. She's excited to work with the team at HVVH and get to know the locals and their pets. She is passionate about providing the best care to all our furry friends.
Although reasonably new to the Veterinary industry, working with community is something Toni is very passionate about.
"I am privileged to call the Huon Valley my home. It has been home to my family for many generations.
growing up I was surrounded by the Native Wildlife on my front lawn, Cows grazing in the paddocks and of course my adored animals at home."
In her spare time Toni is kept busy with family life and her two daughters and partner.
She also enjoy creating arts and being amongst nature.
Montana has been nursing for four years in a small animal clinic working with domestic animals and wildlife. Montana is very passionate about animal care. When asked how she started in the industry her reply was, “Ever since I took my animals studies class, I developed a real interest in animal care so after some volunteer work, I found myself alongside other nurses, who showed me what was about to be my biggest passion.
Montana has many including two dogs, six cats and two sheep.
Abbey has studied both her Cert II and Cert III in Animal Studies and is very keen to further her studies with Cert IV. Abbey has always had animals in her life, having grown up with many around her and has always had the passion to work with animals for as long as she can remember.
Abbey has Freya (7 year old Staffy x Ridgeback) and Milani (4 year old Ragdoll x) at home which are both rescue animals.
During Abbey's free time she likes going for walks with her dog and spending time with her family. She can also be found singing and dancing around the house and crocheting.
Did You Know
Cat Claw Clipping
Word Of Mouth
Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital has taken care of our whippet cross ‘Tilley‘ since she was 8 weeks old with health checks, sterilisation, vaccinations etc and we have always been happy with their service and attention.
Recently, while we were in Melbourne and Tilley was in the care of a friend , she was hit by a car and we had a call to tell us she had been badly injured and was at the after hours emergency vet hospital. The next day she was moved to HVVH and assessed. The vet called us in Melbourne and explained clearly the problems, risk and care she needed. She was operated on and now, nearly 4 weeks on she is well on her way to recovery due to the brilliant and devoted staff at HVVH. Thank you Kim and your colleagues for the genuine caring you all showed towards her. It made the difficult process easier for us as well. After our experience we would recommend your practice to everyone.
- Sandra & Kevin
I took my dog Alec to Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital and from initial consultation to outcome they were fantastic. Their obvious care and concern for his health was very apparent from the outset. My initial contact was Kim and she took care of Alec as if he was her own dog or that of a friend. She was wonderful. Their confidence and calm really helped me feel at ease. I couldn't recommend them more highly. Thanks for everything.
Fairly recently "Lama" (our family's dog) was brutally attacked and mauled by three other dogs. This emergency (we were very grateful that they were able to see him on such short notice) was much more serious than the annual checkups and minor ailments that we previously had our pets treated for at the Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital. And I must say that we were impressed by the medical attention that Lama received. He underwent 2 hours of major surgery and came out like a champ. The veterinary doctor was extremely thorough with her treatment and took the time to explain the procedures that she used. She also took the time to advise us on the after surgery care that would be required for a full recovery. I was also very pleased with the genuine care and concern that the entire staff of nurses, assistants, and reception as they looked after Lama through our follow up visits. I am happy to say that Lama is well on his way to recovery. We believe that the highly professional staff at Huon Valley Veterinary Hospital are more than capable of handling both minor and major injuries (and ailments). We will be happy to entrust our pets to their care in the years to come.