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 Honors. Phillip then studied at the Murdoch University in Western Australia graduating in 1983 with a Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with Honors.
Since graduating Dr Holmes has been a partner at Montrose and New Norfolk Veterinary Clinics for 25 years. After selling his partnership he has worked at various practices in Tasmania and in Townsville.
In 2014 Dr Holmes setup 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 University of Reading, she then studied her Batchelor of Veterinary Medicine at the Murdoch University in Western Australia.
After moving to Tasmania Dr Jemma joined us at S.V.C in February 2016 and has been a vet for over 8 years. 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.
Dr. Anna Gee
B.V.Sc (Honours Class I)
Dr. Anna grew up in semi-rural Queensland with dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks, cows, leaches, snakes, rats and budgies.
Dr. Anna from about 8 years old knew that she wanted to become a vet as she had always loved animals. Her first dog Mia was euthanized and she was told by her parents that Mia had run away. Dr Anna rode around the streets of Mt Isa, Qld calling her name.
Dr. Anna didn’t pursue veterinary medicine straight away and found herself in a not very inspiring office environment so in February 2000 she enrolled in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. She loved vet school and graduated with First Class Honors. In 2003 received the award for Equine medicine and in 2004 the award for small animal medicine. Professionally she started practicing in a small animal practice on the Gold Coast in 2004 and worked through out Queensland, United Kingdom and Tasmania. Dr. Anna joined S.V.C in 2015 and loves working and living in Tasmania. In her spare time, she runs (slowly, like a herd of turtles through peanut butter), enjoys gardening and her family. She is grieving the loss of her beloved greyhound ‘Diesel’ who was a heroic blood donor for Tasmanian pets for many years. While Dr. Anna appreciates all breeds and species, she firmly believes greyhounds are the best breed and world peace will be achieved when everyone owns a greyhound.
Administration (Certificate III Business Administration )
Amanda was previously in the retail industry for many years prior to her having her two beautiful boys Robert and Charlie
In the past Amanda has been administration assistant for Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
With this experience this has given her the opportunity and 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 (Double Diploma of Management and Business) Currently studying.
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.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Kelly has been at S.V.C since 2014 and working as a Veterinary nurse for 12 years prior to that was at various clinics in the Hobart region. Kelly also undertook the role of Disability Carer for a period of two years.
Kelly excels in her work due to her total and unfailing passion for animals and their welfare. Many clients have commented on her sincere empathetic manner and her whole hearted commitment to the animals in her care and that of their owners. Kelly is also a very proficient dog groomer and clipper and her skills in this area of expertise are often called upon.
Kelly is a very accomplished equestrian and, as such, engages regularly in show horse competitions both in Tasmania and on the mainland. She has represented the state on three occasions at the prestigious Equestrian Australia Australasian Show Horse and Rider Championships held annually in Werribee and has also competed with great success at national shows held in Sydney. Kelly has 4 horses Maggie, Symphony, Belle and Monty she also has an 11yr old Red Heeler named Beau
Kelly loves her job and is a person who is always willing to ‘go the extra yards’ in order to achieve positive outcomes and to ensure the wellbeing of others and success in all that she undertakes.
Veterinary Nurse Cert 2 (currently finishing Cert IV)
Katelyn started at S.V.C in 2014 and commenced her study of veterinary nursing. She has had many animals over the years as pets including horses, sheep, cats, dogs and rabbits.
Katelyn has a lot of experience with rising 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 for other people Welsh Corgi Pembrokes, German Shepherds and a Black and Tan Coonhound, 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 Scocia Duck Tolling Retriever by the name of Kosta.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) Graduate Diploma of Science (Zoology Major).
Penny lives with her partner Richard, daughter Zoe & menagerie of horses, pet pigs, chooks, sheep, fish & Rusty the kelpie.
Penny started at SVC in October 2017 and has over 8 years vet nurse experience in Tasmania and on the mainland and has a special interest in emergency medicine. Penny has worked with Dr Holmes, in the past, for 6 years then moved over to a Government position for a period of time. Penny decided after a 13 year break from veterinary nursing that she would return to this vocation so she could afford to maintain her many pets.
Penny loves to work with such a great team in the job that she loves to do.
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Tracy is an experienced veterinary nurse with Cert IV and Diploma in nursing with over 16years experience who has recently re-entered the veterinary field.
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 3 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 the cat Oslo.
Veterinary Nurse Cert 2 (currently finishing Cert IV)
Tracey started vet nursing at the end of 2016, she then joined the team at SVC at the end of 2018.
She is currently studying her CERT IV in veterinary nursing, and once completed 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 sales person for Saddle World.
Tracey absolutely loves animals and currently has 8 horses, 1 cat Timmy and 3 dogs Molly, Tyson and Miffy.
Tracey successfully breeds and shows her Arabian Ponies all over the state and on the mainland.
All Tracey’s free time consists of studying, looking after and training her animals.