Veterinarians

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 best selling book published “Animal Wisdom” on the subject. He was 2016 ACT Finalist for Australian of the Year due to his volunteer work with remote aboriginal communities. He is married to Jodie, and has three sons, a Labrador named Taylor and cat called Coco. 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 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 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! ). And then 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. She currently divides her time between the Specialist Centra and Manuka vet 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 recently adopted two cats, Miro (an 8yr old domestic short hair) and Annikki (a 6mth old oriental cross) and has a whole new appreciation for the joys and challenges that having a kitten brings!

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 and adopted their cat, Poppet, from the RSPCA.

With two children, 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 family 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 and 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! Stephen is taking a 9 month sebatical to work in the UK and will be back on deck in 2018.

 

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.  She returns 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 two adopted British Shorthair cats Odin and Freya, 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.