MEET

THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS VET TEAM

GREG COVARR

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Veterinarian

Greg graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1985. He spent two years in the dental department at the University of Pretoria doing research on guard dogs' canine teeth, when he then decided to seek his fame and fortune in London. It was there he met his wife Bronwyn, whereby together they set up three successful veterinary practices.

Greg has a special interest in Diagnostic Ultrasound and has completed a one year long distance learning course in Diagnostic Ultrasound run by the Continuing Veterinary Education department at Sydney University.

Greg now enjoys living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with the menagerie of pets his wife and children have collected.
 

When Greg is not working as a vet he can be seen playing golf at Long Reef or enjoying the challenge of Bridge with his regular Bridge partner.

BRONWYN COVARR

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Veterinarian

Bronwyn graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane in Dec 1985. After 18 months in small animal Practice in Ipswich she headed over to the UK for some locuming and traveling adventure.

In London, Bronwyn established the Park Veterinary Practice with her husband Greg. Together they ran a successful practice in West Wimbledon, London for 10 years. In 2002 they returned to Sydney to raise their family of three children: Leah, Hannah and William, and to also be closer to family.

Bronwyn's veterinary interest includes feline medicine and she successfully completed a Feline medicine run by the Continuing Veterinary Education department at Sydney University in 2010.

Bron, Greg and Family love their furbabies, Raja the slinky Siamese, Archie the adventurous kitten, crazy Daisy the lovable dog and a small flock of chickens. She also enjoys playing tennis, taking her dog Daisy for long walks and reading.

DANNI WILLE

Veterinarian

Danni grew up on the Northern Beaches. She has previously worked as a vet in Castle Hill then joined us here at Northern Districts Vets.

She enjoys many different aspects of veterinary work, and has a particular interest in animal behaviour and welfare.

 

Danni has also been working as the pianist for her local ballet school since 2008, and is passionate about music and languages. She plays the flute in the Northern Beaches Symphonic Wind Ensemble and with the Australian Veterinary Orchestra when she attends the annual AVA conference.

 

In her free time, you’ll also find her bushwalking or at the beach with her cocker spaniel Cleo.

LISA MILHAM

Operations Manager/ Vet Nurse

Lisa has been with Northern Districts for 23 years. She began her career as a trainee vet nurse and has enjoyed furthering her knowledge and skills. She has invested a great deal of time in further education such as her Certificate in Vet Nursing, Vet Technician and Veterinary Practice Management.

Lisa founded the Squinty's Hope Foundation charity in 2014 which helps fund and care for stray animals in need. As a result she has raised hundreds of kittens of various ages, bunnies & birds. She finds it extremely rewarding seeing her babies find forever homes and looks forward to seeing them visit with their happy families.

Lisa spent 2 unforgettable amazing months in Africa in 2017 volunteering in a Rhino Orphanage in South Africa and a Wildlife Sanctuary in Zimbabwe. This renewed her passion for conservation and protection of animals all around the world.

Lisa is owned by her 5 gorgeous but demanding cats Moeesha, Myrren, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Yohan Murray, boisterous brothers Onesie & Tupac and usually many other freeloaders waiting for their forever homes.

DANI GANE

Vet Nurse

Dani is a young, vibrant and passionate nurse who has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Dani initially started as a volunteer in 2014 and showed great promise, so not long after this she joined the team.

 

Prior to working at Northern Districts Vets, Dani worked at the Animal Welfare League at Ingleside whilst completing her work experience at Forest Animal Hospital.

At home, her fur family consists of three cats; Lola, Pixi and Kyra, and Melody the rescue dog.

Dani has a big heart and thrives when nurturing our sick patients back to health. She looks forward to continuing her career as a vet nurse and is always willing to lend a helping hand to any animal who crosses her path. 

 

Dani is a big part of a charity, Squinty's Hope Foundation by being a board member and raising many kittens in need

SAHNNON CUSHMAN

Vet Nurse

Shannon was born in South Africa and grew up travelling around Southern Africa and England. 

 

She found the love of animals very early and decided to follow her passion and become a veterinary nurse.  She has over 3 years experience working as a nurse in South Africa where she studied her nursing at University of Pretoria. 

 

Shannon and her partner decided to emigrate to Australia over 2 years ago.  We are now lucky to have her here at Northern Districts Vets as part of our family and has definitely put a spark to the place. 

 

Since being at NDV she has been unable to resist and has acquired 2 kitties name Tony and Daphne who she now can't live without.

BAGHEERA (aka Baggie)

Food Quality Executive

Bagheera, affectionately known as Baggie, came to us in 2016. He was dumped in a crate one day on our doorstep. And since that day he has been a part of the NDV family.

Baggie may look like a grumpy cat but he is the most sweetest and affectionate boy who loves being with his humans, especially when they have food!

His favourite pastimes include eating, hissing at dogs and laying on the computer when his minions are trying to work. He also enjoys short walks in the garden and head pats.

He loves attention so when you see him around give him a head scratch and he will be your best friend!

RIP MIKEY (gone but never forgotten)

Prince Michael of Narraweena

Mikey was part of NDV for 21 years. 

 

He had been brought to the practice as a kitten after he was hit by a car. Sadly, in 2018 we had to say goodbye to our much loved master and friend due to his old age.

 

During his magnificant life at NDV he made many of us grow, laugh and cry. He had many admirers and friends who often stopped by just to give him a pat.

 

We will miss his demanding ways.

 

RIP our special boy, Mikey.