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 Nathan Pitt


Dr Nathan joined the Sorell Veterinary Team in 2021.


Amanda Devlin

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.

Amanda now lives locally with her partner on their small farm of cattle, sheep, Henry the hand-raised ram, and their two Dobermans, Jagi and Luna plus two working dogs Tammy and Tess. Amanda has added to her animal family with off the track race horses, Nunivak (Nudes), Hold Infinity (Henry) and two feral rescue kittens Miu Miu 2.0. and Pud pud.

Cat Sherwood

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

Cat joined the team at S.V.C in 2021 as a very experienced vet nurse.

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Sarah Whitfort

Veterinary Nurse Cert IV

Sarah grew up in southern Queensland and moved to Tasmania in late 2015. She has always had a great love for animals, with her childhood dream job of being a Vet.

Sarah completed her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021, joining the SVC team soon after, with 3 years of in-clinic experience through volunteering and study placements.

Sarah is very interested in furthering her nursing education and even hopes to return to studying Veterinary Medicine at university one day.


Connor Hammer

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.


Tracy Evans

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.


Hayley Geary

Trainee Veterinary Nurse

Hayley joined the team in May 2022.

Tracy Bennet

Tracey Bennett

Veterinary Nurse 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.





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