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Our Staff - Newtown


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 Bas Hagreis

Dr Bas Hagreis BVSc 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 22 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 two elderly cats and three very youthful 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

Dr Peta Macarthur

Bio coming soon...

Dr Felicity Spicer

Bio coming soon...

Dr Belinda

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!

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