Veterinary Chiropractor & Practice Owner
Dr Alison’s veterinary career began in a large and small animal practice in Bathurst (where Dr Jenny had also been working), then worked in the UK for seven years in various rural and city practices including Belfast and Ballyclare in Northern Ireland, London and Chandlers Ford near Southampton. Upon her return in 2005 she started at Mona Vale Veterinary Hospital.
Dr Alison has been a part of MVVH since 2003. Along with Dr’s Anne and Jenny, she became part owner in 2012. Born in Sydney but raised firstly in the UK, Dr Alison came back to Australia to live in Dubbo, Central West NSW. Coming back to the big smoke to attend Sydney University, studying Veterinary Science, she graduated with honours in 1995.
Dr Alison loved studying everything animal care related so much she went back for more and obtained her membership of Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006, her Graduate Diploma Animal Chiropractic from RMIT, Melbourne in 2009 and completed a course in Tui Na Chinese massage in 2009.
Always wanting to broaden and expand on her skills and knowledge, Dr Alison completed a Canine and Feline Neurology course through Massey University in New Zealand in 2016 and in 2017 also gained a Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. In August 2019, Dr Alison will be completing her final internship to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr Alison is also the current President of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group – a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association.
Orthopaedics, general surgery and the management of pain in dogs and cats are the areas of veterinary medicine and surgery that Dr Alison has a special interest in. Her post graduate studies have all been geared towards providing a holistic supportive plan to maintain the mobility of our elderly dogs and cats and provide long term relief from chronic pain.
Outside of work you will find Dr Alison hanging out with the family, nippers at Warriewood beach, playing the piano, going to concerts and reading. She has four children who keep her very busy – Bob ,Gerry, Isla and Ann all of whom attend John Colet School in Belrose; Her fur children consist two beautiful Burmese cats Yasoda and Shanti and the latest addition, CC the black Labrador pup!