Dr Kirsty Hughes

Kirsty graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010.

Kirsty's passion stems from her desire to make a difference in the lives of people and animals. She enjoys educating pet owners about how to ensure the best health for their pet, as well as helping animals to ease their pain and discomfort.

She most enjoys the problem solving involved with sick pets, working through all the clues they may be giving you (you can't just ask a pet what's wrong!) and then finally being able to come to a solution. There is nothing more satisfying than watching a pet walk out with their owner, happier and more comfortable than when they came in.

Kirsty has a special interest in behavioural medicine and is hoping to complete her Memberships in this area in the near future. She also loves the adrenaline rush of emergency medicine and surgery.

She owns a rotund, always hungry cat named Dot, and an even hungrier but slim cat named Friday. She also has three Pomeranians, Gypsy (gentle geriatric), Taffy (crazy ex-puppy farm rescue) and Zorro (clingy "golden child")

Kirsty's tip for pet owners:

"If you're worried about your pet, then so are we. There is no emergency too big or too small for us to deal with. It's always better to have peace of mind than to leave it up to hope. Don't leave your pet untreated for too long - let us help and treat your pet sooner rather than later"