Our Staff

Michael Archinal

Veterinarian, Senior Small Animal Partner - BVSc, IVAS (Cert), PTC (Hons).

Michael is a Senior Small Animal Partner in the practice. He graduated from Sydney University in 1987 and after five years in country practice, started the Bateman's Bay Veterinary Hospital. After five years of very successful practice, was recruited as the Director of Canberra Vet Hospital that he managed for 17 years and joined the Manuka team in 2012. Michael is an internationally qualified acupuncturist having been awarded an IVAS Diploma and has undertaken post-graduate training in dermatology and animal behaviour. He is a sought after lecturer internationally, having lectured in Japan and the US on the human-animal bond. He has also had a very successful book published “Animal Wisdom” on the subject. He is married to Jodie, and has three sons and a Labrador named Taylor. How he combines family life, football refereeing, a single digit golf handicap, commitments in his local church, a television, radio and print career and veterinary practice remains one of the great secrets. 

You can catch Michael on the Nine Network, every second Saturday on ABC radio, or in a regular column in a 'Dog's Life' magazine.

Delwyn Fenby

Veterinarian - BSc (Hons), BVSc (Dist)

Delwyn is a relative newcomer to the veterinary industry, having spent the first 14 years of her career working in the corporate world as a Product Development Manager for Unilever and Arnotts biscuits.  In 2004 she made the decision to return to university to study veterinary science and graduated with distinction from Massey University in  2010.   (Yes she’s a kiwi, but she adores Canberra! ) As a new graduate she spent two years working at Adelaide Animal Hospital before moving to Canberra in 2012. Prior to working at Manuka Veterinary Hospital she was an Associate Veterinarian at Canberra Animal Hospital.  Delwyn has a passion for veterinary science and has a special interest in medicine, in particular managing and treating senior and geriatric patients.   She has two cats, Miro (an 8yr old domestic short hair) and Annikki (a 15mth old oriental cross) who keep her highly entertained and sleep deprived with 5am wake up calls!

Clare Hibberson

Veterinarian - BVSc (Hons), BSc

Clare grew up just outside Canberra. And always knew she wanted to work with animals.  After graduating with an honours degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2010 she returned to Canberra where she married her husband, started work at Kippax Veterinary Hospital, and adopted their cat, Poppet, from the RSPCA.  

Clare returned from maternity leave this year to join the team at Manuka.  She has a special interest in all areas of small animal medicine, particularly dermatology.

In her spare time Clare enjoys catching up with friends, gardening, camping, hiking and going to the movies – and finding ways to involve her baby in all of these activities!

Stephen Bailey

Veterinarian - BVSc.

Dr Stephen was awarded his veterinary degree from Sydney University.  He has worked extensively in the Canberra area since graduating in 2013. Stephen has a special interest in animal behaviour and completed 12 months post-graduate study in this area. As well, he has a keen interest in all aspects of surgery.

Outside of work Stephen spends most of his time with his partner and their ever expanding fur family. He is the proud carer of two cats (Colin and Arthur) and two dogs (Topsy and Finn). In his down time he regularly indulges his desire to travel and when at home he spends a lot of his quiet time cooking – although the team at the hospital is yet to sample his wares!

Jane Parker

Veterinarian - BVMS DVM

Dr. Jane is a graduate from Murdoch University in Perth although she grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in the mid-north of South Australia. She has almost 3 decades of experience working in the veterinary field including large animal practice & owning her own clinic in South Australia.  Since moving to Canberra 14 years ago she has focused on small animal medicine and surgery and enjoys all aspects of practice. From 2011 until 2015 Jane lived and worked in the Washington D.C. area of the U.S.A. where she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine allowing her to practice as a veterinarian.  She will be returning there to work for a few weeks every year.  The clinic looks after many animals belonging to Australian diplomats on U.S. postings.  Don’t be surprised to see her there. Building strong relationships with owners as well as their pets is very important to Jane as ultimately any form of interaction within the clinic is a 3-way team effort. When not at work, Jane likes to spend her spare time with her 3 adult daughters, “playing” with her sprightly 16 year old labrador Phoebe and foster beagle Bentley, running, cooking, reading and travelling.

 

 

Andrea Cannon

Veterinarian - BVSc

Andrea originally started a human Medicine degree before making the switch to veterinary science, graduating from Sydney University in 2010. Since that time she has worked extensively in specialist referral and emergency hospitals both here and in the US and completed a multidisciplinary internship in Sydney with additional training in ophthalmology. She has also spent 4 years in the US working in both general practice and Emergency/Critical Care. She has a particular interest in ophthalmology and providing highest standards of care. She is kept busy at home by a troublesome Great Dane and 2 Tonkinese cats.

Gillian Sim

Veterinarian - BCom BVSc

We are so happy to have Dr Gillian working with us. She is an exceptional 2016 graduate from Sydney University. As a veterinarian, Gillian happily gets her hands dirty and feet wet, and gives all animals under her care her very best. She has a personal interest in both surgery and ophthalmology. Her home baked chocolate chip cookies are the biscuits of legend and we now eagerly anticipate morning teas.

Henrietta Frewin

Practice Manager - NVQ Level 2 and 3

Henrietta started veterinary nursing in the UK in 1998 and qualified in 2003.  She worked as Head Nurse in a small animal clinic for 6 years before leaving the UK in October, 2010.

Henrietta worked in Melbourne and Sydney and enjoyed travelling around Australia before moving to Canberra in February, 2012, where she started working at Manuka Veterinary Hospital.  She finds her work both challenging and rewarding, and takes great pride in making Manuka Veterinary Hospital the best environment possible.

Henrietta continues to enjoy travelling, and has a love for music and sport.  Aside from veterinary nursing, she also enjoys pet-sitting and has many local pets that she regularly looks after.

Karen Warner

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

For over 13 years Karen was the head nurse with Dr Jim Stewart at Deakin Vet Hospital. When we merged in Feb 2014, Karen became a much valued member of the Manuka team. Karen shares her life with well 4 behaved cockatiels, a pair of galahs and a very understanding cat called “Ebony”. Karens reads A LOT, and shows attention and concentration gymnastics by doing cross-stitch in her spare time.

Lizzie Kiss

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Lizzie has been working with us at Manuka for almost 2 years. She has a packed life looking after 3 dogs, 6 lizards and her husband. She especially enjoys high end surgical nursing and early 2017, she will be undertaking a certification in animal behaviour. Lizzie particularly likes developing client and animal relations - enhancing the Human-Animal Bond.

Louise Ingle

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing, Diploma in Animal Technology

Louise started working at Manuka Vet Hospital in December 2015. She completed a diploma in Animal Technology in 2013 and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2014. She enjoys working with all animals but has a particular interest in reptiles and loves seeing exotic cats. Louise and her husband were fortunate enough to adopt the clinic cat Norman a British blue shorthair who they both absolutely love, adore and spoil. Outside of work Louise enjoys being Norman's slave, going to the markets, watching netflix and travelling. She hopes to locum around Scotland with her husband in the future (and maybe pick up a Scottish accent!)

Jess Smith

Veterinary Nurse - Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

Jess grew up in a small country town and has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. Upon moving to Canberra, Jess was open to the endless possibilities and decided she wanted to be a vet nurse at the age of 12. Jess has previously had a variety of animals and currently has for a 5-year-old guinea pig (named Chelta a.k.a Ella) and two congo tetras (fish). She spend most of her time playing with Ella or finding ways to be active whenever she can.

Caitlin Fyle

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Caitlin is currently undergoing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Since she was young, Caitlin has wanted to work with animals. However, decided to study Visual Art and Animation for a year and a half, before returning to her original career goal.

Caitlin owns 2 cats, 3 horses, 4 goats and 2 Alaskan malamutes. Spending her spare time either with her animals, drawing, painting, and sporting activities.