Our Staff - Newtown

Dr. Haynes at Sydney Animal Hospitals

                                                                     Dr Sam Haynes

Dr Sam Haynes BSc BVMS GCM(VP) Veterinary Surgeon is proprietor and founder of the Sydney Animal Hospitals group . Sam gained his degrees at Murdoch University in WA, where he is from originally. Prior to establishing Sydney Animal Hospitals, Sam was a Flying Vet in the Kimberley and also had a period working in the pig, dairy and goat breeding industries in South Australia.

Sam is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)) and held various committee and board roles in both organisations in the past. He was president of the NSW division of the AVA in 1997. For the last 10 years Sam has been a Board member for Assistance Dogs Australia, a charity that provides assistance dogs to those with various disabilities, including physical, PTSD, autism and Altzheimer’s.

Sam is proud to acknowledge that the Sydney Animal Hospitals logo shows his first two animals together and that it is a reminder of the bond all of us have with our companion animals.

Dr. Hagreis at Sydney Animal Hospitals

                                                                      Dr Bas Hagreis

Dr Bas Hagreis BVSc(Hons) is a Veterinary Surgeon at Sydney Animal Hospitals Newtown. Bas graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BVSc in 1989 and has been practising for 29 years including, eight years working in London. He enjoys finding practical solutions to complex problems and is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology and internal medicine. Bas lives with an indolent but very friendly rescue cat and several overactive pet fish. 

Dr Kate Mills

                                                                      Dr Kate Mills

Dr Kate Mills (BVSchonsMANZCVS(Sug)

Is a Veterinarian and the Superintendent of SAH Newtown. She graduated from Sydney University in 1997 and in 2004 obtained her membership to the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary surgery.

Kate is a member of the Australian Veterinary Association and also sits on the NSW Government Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

She has worked as a small animal clinician for 20 years and has particular interests in surgery, internal medicine and animal welfare. She has also participated in desexing schemes in rural NSW, worked as a volunteer for Wildlife Animal Rescue in Thailand and been involved in the UNI in Sydney Veterinary Student mentoring program.

Kate has lived in the Inner West since being teenager and her own dog Frankie is a regular patient at SAH Newtown.

Dr Peta Macarthur at Sydney Animal Hospitals

                                                                    Dr Peta Macarthur

Dr Peta Macarthur graduate of the University of Sydney and has been in
practice for 20 years which including 2 years in the UK. Peta has
Membership Qualification in Small Animal Medicine and is interested in
all areas of small animal practice but particularly in feline medicine,
cytology (cells!) and behaviour. Dr Peta Macarthur is a member of the
local Erskineville community with her children attending the local
primary school. She has 2 sweet cats BB & Amy who were both rescues
abandoned at the clinic.

Dr. Spicer at Sydney Animal Hospitals

                                                                   Dr Felicity Spicer

Bio coming soon...

Dr Belinda Docwra at Sydney Animal Hospitals

                                                                       Dr Belinda Docwra

Dr Belinda Docwra BVSc(Hons II) MACVSc MBBS graduated from Sydney University in 2003, since then has worked in a number of small animal clinics around the Central Coast and Sydney. She completed the Veterinary Behaviour examinations of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2010 and has an interest in animal behaviour.

Belinda has been working as a part-time veterinarian at SAH
Newtown since 2010. She enjoys meeting and helping people and pets of Erskineville and surrounding suburbs. Belinda has a particular interest in feline medicine and also a fondness for "oodles" - cavoodles, spoodles, moodles and labradoodles! Belinda has 5 cats of her own which are well known to the vet nurses for their challenging behaviour whenever they need to come in to the clinic!

Dr Bonnie

                                                                          Dr Bonnie Tse

Dr Bonnie Tse graduated from University of Sydney in 2011. She had been working at a small animal clinic on the central coast for 4 years before returning home to Sydney. Bonnie's main interest lies in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. In 2014 She completed a distant education course via the Centre Veterinary Education in internal medicine.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga and snowboarding. Bonnie's wolf pack consists of a very hyperactive Belgian Shephard (Sesame), a naughty Pug (Lockie), a vocal cat (Gigi), a reclusive cat (Nyla) and a husband.

Dr Margaret

                                                             Dr Margaret Cohn-Urbach
Dr Margaret Cohn-Urbach BVSc (With Merit), MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) our in-house internal medicine consultant, has spent the past 5 years undertaking specialist training in internal medicine and has worked at referral hospitals in both America and Australia. Margaret grew up in eastern Sydney and graduated from the University of Sydney in 2009 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with Merit. She then worked for two years at a combined emergency and general practice small animal clinic in north Melbourne. In 2013, Margaret moved to the Pacific Northwest of the United States and completed a rotating small animal internship at Washington State University. From there she remained in the Pacific Northwest, but moved slightly south to Oregon, where she underwent further training in small animal medicine at Oregon State University. Margaret then returned to Australia and completed a residency in internal medicine at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre. In 2016, Margaret gained membership of the Australian and New Zealand college of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine.  Margaret is an avid photographer, she enjoys combining her interest in both animals and photography by taking portraits of pets in her free time. She also enjoys spending her free time with her Shih-tzu cross, Andy, who additionally serves as a diligent and photogenic model.

Dr Sharmila Kumaran                                                        Dr Sharmila Kumaran

Dr Sharmila Kumaran is a new graduate veterinarian who launched her career with Sydney Animal Hospitals Newtown in May 2019. She studied Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience for 3 years and transferred to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at University of Sydney in 2015. With a strong interest in small animal internal medicine, Sharmila also enjoys veterinary diagnostic imaging and genetic research.   In her spare time, Sharmila enjoys group fitness classes, exploring cafes for chai lattes and recently began jiu jitsu. Sharmila's other interests include baking desserts and writing. Sharmila has a fondness for Border Collies after her first dog of 15 years, Sasha. She is now enjoying the perks of puppy life with her new 16 week-old puppy Sophie.

Our Locations

Office Hours

Newtown Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone:(02) 9519 4111

Inner West Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Phone:(02) 9516 1466

Kellyville Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 6pm

Phone:(02) 8883 0533

Norwest Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone:(02) 8883 0411

Northern Beaches Newport Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Sunday 7am - 9pm

Phone:(02) 9997 4609

Avalon Sydney Animal Hospitals

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8:30am - 4pm
Sunday - 9am - 4pm

Phone:(02) 9918 0833


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