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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
I am currently studying Cert II and IV in Veterinary Nursing.
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 a veterinary field has been a dream of mine since I was young.
I love being able to help every patient that comes into the clinic and provide them with as much comfort and nursing care as they need.
Outside of work I enjoy horse riding and outdoor adventures such as hiking and traveling.
My family pet, Nara is a beautiful golden retriever who has been by my side for 12 years. I hope to further expand my pet family!
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.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
I have been a veterinary nurse for over 8 years. My first 5 years were spent in mixed practices, working with domestic and farm animals, as well as wildlife. This was followed by 3 years working in emergency and critical care. I have recently returned to day practice, which has been a lovely change and I am finding it extremely fulfilling.
I have had a strong love for all animals since I was a child. I love being able to empathise with every patient, always aiming to comfort them and provide the highest level of nursing care possible. I enjoy interacting with the clients and hearing about the lovely relationships that they share with their pets.I have two small dogs and four cats at home, which keep me very busy. When I'm not at work, I enjoy trips to the beach or bushwalking with my dogs as well as cooking and yoga.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
I started my 15 year career as a kennel hand, which then led to a fulltime position as a Veterinary nurse. The first few years was in a mixed practice, which included all domestic and farm animals. I had a break from nursing for a year but realized it really was my dream career so went back and haven’t looked back since. I spent roughly 4 years at the After Hours Emergency Centre, which I gained so much experience, but due to family commitments I have recently returned to daytime practice which I am loving.
I have quite a few animals at home (too many to list) which I love spending time with, which keep me very busy, especially my horses, which I have trained and competed for the past 15 years.
I also enjoy watching horror films, and catching up with friends.
Nurse / Receptionist
From a young age I have had an interest in working with animals and all kinds of different animals bring me joy. I grew up in Bathurst, NSW and on our family farm we have cattle, sheep and somehow accumulated pet goats.
I moved to Tasmania 2 months ago. Growing up I have had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, a budgie, fish and horses. When I completed my certificate IV after high school, I continued my study and achieved a Bachelor of Environmental Science minoring in Wildlife and Conservation. During that time I developed a passion for wildlife, the environment, people and health.
I enjoy living actively bushwalking, volunteering for conservation and going to the gym.
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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.
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.
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.