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Our Staff - Kellyville


Dr Markus Mander


Dr Markus Mander BVSc graduated from the University of Pretoria Vet School in 1996 and spent the next 5 years gaining a vast amount of veterinary experience working in Small Animal practices in the U.K.

Markus moved to Australia in 2001 and completed a postgraduate study in Small Animal Medicine.

His interests include complex medical cases and soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. His main surgical interest lies in knee surgery-both cruciate ligament rupture and patella luxation surgeries.

Markus lives in Kellyville with his wife and 2 children and plays an active role in the local community. His interests outside of work include travel, cycling, running, kite surfing and scuba diving.


Dr Vicki Rumbold


Dr Vicki Rumbold BVSc (Hons) is a Veterinary Surgeon at Sydney Animal Hospitals Kellyville. Vicki graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 with a BVSc (Hons) (1st Class).

Upon graduation, Vicki worked for two years in a rural mixed animal practice in Griffith (Riverina, NSW) before joining Markus in 2006. She enjoys interacting with pet owners and their companions and has a special interest in surgery, in particular soft tissue surgery. Along with her dog (Molly), cat (Narla), guinea pigs and fish, Vicki has a son and daughter who share her passion for animals and the outdoors. Family activities are centred around bushwalking, camping and exploring nature.


Dr Karim Chammas


Dr Karim Chammas is a graduate from the university of Sydney in 2009. Karim enjoys the many facets of the veterinary field and the challenges that the profession provides. His interests include emergency medicine, feline medicine and ultrasound and has undertaken post graduate education in these fields. Karim is now a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline medicine.

Most of all Karim enjoys developing lasting relationships with his furry and non furry clients. Karim is the owner a lorikeet and 3 guinea pigs.


Dr. Grace Ma


Dr. Grace Ma graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003. After graduation, she lived and worked in Hong Kong for 3 years before returning home to work in a busy small animal practice in Western Sydney. Grace enjoys getting to know owners, working with their pets and helping to improve their human-animal bond. Her interests include small internal medicine, in which she has completed further education courses in. In her spare time, Grace enjoys spending time with her family and her very affectionate cat, Belle.


Dr. Susan Powell


Dr. Susan Powell graduated from the University of Sydney in 2000 with a BVSc (Hons) and worked for 10 years as a veterinary nurse prior to this. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1994. Susan has worked in small animal practice in the Hills area for a number of years and locumed in the UK in 2003-2004. She has a passion for surgery and animal welfare and has travelled to the Canary Islands as a volunteer for an animal aid organisation. In her spare time she fosters, orphaned or abandoned kittens and set up Hills Kitty Rescue to rehome the many kittens she has cared for this year.


Dr. Karishma Nandha BVSc (Hons)


Dr Karishma Nandha BVSc (Hons), Grad Cert Small Animal Clinical Studies is a 2007 graduate from The University of Sydney. During the last 10 years of veterinary practice, Karishma has worked in rural NSW, completed a post graduate rotating internship, worked in many specialist referral hospitals across Australia and also completed further studies in emergency and critical care. Karishma enjoys all facets of veterinary science, especially critical care, medicine and surgery, however her favorite part is the human-animal bond, she loves interacting with her clients and patients.

Karishma is owned by her two belgian shepherds Tindra and Nero as well as her cat Milly. When not at work, Karishma enjoys being outdoors with her furkids and family.

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