Dr Phillip Holmes
BSc, BVSc BVMS (Hons)
Dr Phillip Holmes was born in Launceston and grew up in Hobart. He was educated at The Hutchins School and graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Zoology Biochemistry Double Major with Honours. Phillip then studied at the Murdoch University in Western Australia, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with Honours.
Dr Holmes was a partner at Montrose and New Norfolk Veterinary Clinics for twenty five years. After selling his partnership he has worked at various practices in Tasmania and Townsville.
In 2014 Dr Holmes set up the modern fully equipped surgery at Sorell.
Dr Phillip enjoys deep sea fishing, is a keen tennis player and loves walking his golden retriever Prudy
Dr Jemma Daniels
Dr Jemma grew up in Cornwall and completed her Zoology degree at the University of Reading. She then studied her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the Murdoch University in Western Australia.
Dr Jemma has been a vet since 2009. She joined us in February 2016. In 2017 Dr Jemma completed her Masters in Small Animal Practice.
Dr Jemma is an avid surfer, is passionate about wildlife and enjoys travelling overseas to interact with exotic animals.
Administration (Certificate III Business Administration )
Amanda was previously in the retail industry for many years prior to having her two beautiful boys, Robert and Charlie
Amanda was an administration assistant for Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
This experience has given her the experience to now assist her husband, Phillip, in opening up the Sorell Veterinary Centre
At home, Amanda, enjoys the company of her Golden Retriever "Prue".
Amanda will always be happy to assist
Administration / Practice Manager
Amanda has spent many years on the mainland in retail management and joined S.V.C in 2018. She loves working with both people and animals so is now in her dream job.
She spent her early years competing in eventing around the state on her two horses. Her first pet of her own was her beautiful standard Schnauzer ‘Mocha’, who unfortunately died at the age of eight from lymphatic cancer. Mocha’s ashes remain with Amanda as the dog suffered from separation anxiety and therefore couldn’t be buried.
Amanda now lives locally with her partner on their small farm of pigs, cattle, sheep, Henry the hand-raised ram, and their two Dobermans, Jagi and Luna. Amanda has added to her animal family with an off the track race horse, Nunivak (Nudes), Henry (Hold Infinity) and two feral rescue kittens Miu Miu 2.0. and Pud pud.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Cat joined the team at S.V.C in 2021 as a very experienced vet nurse.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Katelyn started at S.V.C in 2014 and commenced her study of veterinary nursing. Katelyn has a wonderful son Aiden. She has had many pets over the years including horses, sheep, cats, dogs and rabbits.
Katelyn has a lot of experience with raising puppies and is the third generation of British Bulldog breeders in her family.
Katelyn is heavily involved in conformation dog showing with her British Bulldogs and Dalmatians. She also handles Welsh Corgi Pembrokes, German Shepherds and a Black and Tan Coonhound for other people, as well as many other breeds on a more casual basis. She has represented the state on three occasions in the Under 18 Junior Handlers Competition.
Katelyn has a very special family dog a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever called Kosta.
Trainee Vet Nurse
Connor started with S.V.C in 2021 and has a certificate II in animal studies and is studying his certificate IV in veterinary nursing.
Connor's passion for animals started at a very young age, ever since he could walk he was caring for all types of animals, taking in lots of injured and orphaned wildlife for care and rehabilitation. He is a registered wildlife carer.
Connor also has an interest in snakes / reptiles as he is also a registered venomous snake handler.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Tracy is an experienced veterinary nurse with Cert IV and Diploma in nursing and over sixteen years experience.
Tracy had a break from veterinary nursing whilst raising a family and running their family business.
On returning to work in the veterinary field, Tracy spent three years at Menzies Research as an animal technician. She then returned to veterinarian nursing on a casual basis with Sorell Veterinary Centre.
Tracy leads a very active life including trekking the Kokoda trail, gym, yoga and tennis.
She has two beautiful Labradors, Pepper and Harley, as well as a cat Oslo.
Veterinary Nurse Cert 2 (currently finishing Cert IV)
Tracey started vet nursing at the end of 2016, and joined the team at SVC at the end of 2018.
Tracey is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary nursing, and when this completed she wishes to continue her education in the vet nurse industry taking a special interest in equine nursing.
Before starting as a vet nurse Tracey worked as a salesperson for Saddle World.
Tracey absolutely loves animals and currently has eight horses, one cat Timmy and three dogs Molly, Tyson and Miffy.
Tracey breeds Arabian ponies and successfully shows them all over the state and on the Mainland.
All of Tracey’s free time is spent studying, looking after and training her animals.