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.
Dr. Anna Gee
B.V.Sc (Honours Class I)
Dr. Anna grew up in semi-rural Queensland with dogs, cats, chickens, peacocks, cows, leeches, snakes, rats and budgies.
From about eight years of age, Dr Anna knew that she wanted to become a vet as she had always loved animals. Anna's first dog, Mia, was euthanised and her parents told her that she had run away. 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 Honours. In 2003, Dr Anna received the award for Equine Medicine and, in 2004, the award for Small Animal Medicine. Dr Anna started practicing in a small animal practice on the Gold Coast in 2004 and has since worked throughout 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 spending time with her family. She is grieving the loss of her beloved greyhound ‘Diesel’ who was a heroic blood donor for Tasmanian pets for many years. Dr. Anna appreciates all breeds and species, but firmly believes greyhounds are the best and that world peace will be achieved when everyone owns one.
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 (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. Amanda has added to her animal family with an off the track race horse, Nunivak (Nudes).
Veterinary Nurse Cert IV
Kelly has been a veterinary nurse for thirteen years. She joined us at S.V.C. in 2014. Prior to that Kelly 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 wholehearted 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 three horses Symphony, Belle and Monty she also has an 12 year old Red Heeler named Beau.
Kelly loves her job and 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 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.
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. She has over eight years vet nurse experience in Tasmania and on the mainland and has a special interest in emergency medicine. Penny worked with Dr Holmes for six years in the past, then moved to a Government position. After a thirteen year break from veterinary nursing Penny decided that she would return to this vocation so that 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 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.