Welcome to The Ark Animal Hospital - Your Pet's Vet

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Dr Stephen Cutter B.V.Sc(hons)

Principal Veterinarian

Stephen is our head vet and practice principal. Stephen grew up in the Territory but moved to Melbourne with his family as a teenager. After graduating from Melbourne Uni in 1995 he set about returning to the Territory. Stephen's main passion was the dog health programs in indigenous communities he established. Initially he migrated backwards and forward between the Top End and Melbourne for a few years. He originally moved to Darwin to work with community dog health programs and his first clinic in Darwin was set up to support that work. The Ark is a result of many changes and was established to get back to that original vision. Stephen is passionate about many different aspect in his work, Wildlife, animal welfare and dog health programs are just some of the areas that Stephen works in on a daily basis.

Stephen is Chairperson of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee in the NT. Wildlife Rescue Darwin, and the Prison program are all results of the passion he has to achieve changes in the community.


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Dr. Sarah Renshaw Veterinarian


Sarah is Darwin Born & Bred. Sarah is an excellent and caring veterinarian. Sarah grew up in Darwin and after living/working in the Pilbara and Kakadu has returned home to darwin to join us. Sarah loves wildlife and orthopaedic surgery.

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Dr Michelle Jeffery B.V.Sc(hons) MRCVS


Michelle is Darwin Born & bred. Michelle went to school here and left to got to study veterinary Science at Queensland University. Michelle then went to England where she acquired an english accent :( (don't mention it, or she gets cranky) Michelles areas of particular interest are cats and small furries (rabbits & friends). Rabbits are popular pets in England so working in the UK gave Michelle skills and experience with these interesting pets.


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Dr Marie Montgomery-quin B.Sc. BVMS


Marie grew up in Darwin and graduated from Murdoch university. Marie and her family have lived in Mandorrah and Darwin River but now live in the rural area. Marie's particular areas of interest is dermatology & wildlife.


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Dr Jessica Eastley BSc BVMS


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Dr Jemima Amery-Gale BVSc(Hons), BAnSci


Jemima is our new graduate vet and has been working at The Ark since January 2013. Jemima is from Adelaide but lived in The Territory for a few years when she was very small, and has now returned to the Top End to work. Jemima studied veterinary science at the University of Melbourne, where she also undertook a Bachelor of Animal Science research year, during which she investigated a gammaherpesvirus and a novel coccidian both infecting the prostate of male Antechinus, and urogenital tract bacteria of koalas on French Island. Jemima most enjoys working with wildlife, both at The Ark and The Territory Wildlife Park, but equally loves going on bush trips to de-sex and treat dogs in Ingigenous communities. Jemima also returns to Timor-Leste once a year to work with a team of Australian volunteer vets on livestock vaccination and parasite control programs.


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Geraldine Cert IV Veterinary Nursing. Cert III Business Admin. Cert IV Training and Assessment

Veterinary Nurse & Administration Manager

Geraldine or "Gee" is an experienced and skilled veterinary Nurse. Gee has a passion for caring for wildlife. She used to have a constant stream of wildlife babies to care for but has recently had a human one. Gee's currently taking time to care for him but will hopefully join us again when he's old enough.
Geraldine's favourite part of being a Veterinary Nurse is emergency & critical care.


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Hannah Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)

Veterinary Nurse

Hannah is an enthusiastic and hardworking member of our team. Hannah's cares for a wide range of orphaned wildlife but possums are her favourite. Hannah has raised dozens of possums. One of her favourites has been a little fellow that she named George. Hannah also finds the surgeries the best part of her job

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Bindee Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)

Veterinary Nurse

Bindee is another Darwin Local - born and bred here. She has previously worked for Parks & Wildlife and traveled to Sydney to work at the Veterinary Teaching hospital there. She has come back to Darwin to work for us before going to Perth to study to become a vet next year at Murdoch University.

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Mandy Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)

Veterinary Nurse

Mandy has been a Veterinary Nurse for 9 years and caring for wildlife for 20 years. Mandy's particular passion is sea birds and cared for the St Kilda colony of little Penguins in melbourne for 4 years. Mandy moved to Darwin last year and since then has expanded her range to include crocodiles and sea turtles.

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Amanda Cert II Animal Studies

Veterinary Nurse

Amanda has been working as a veterinary nurse for 2 years. Amanda's particular area of interests are reptiles and dog behaviour & training. She also enjoys caring for orphaned wildlife. Amanda runs our Puppy Preschool classes and loves playing with the puppies (although she says its work.)

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Leesa Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing)

Veterinary Nurse

Leesa is new to Darwin having moved up here from The NSW Central Coast just under a year ago. She spent 20 years in various customer service postions before taking time out of the work force to raise a family.6 years ago she decided to follow a new career path where her passion for animals would be the main focus.

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Veterinary Nurse

Jade has worked as a vet nurse for 3 years starting in perth. Jade loves all animals but particularly loves birds and dogs. Jade enjoys all areas of the job but especially likes surgery.

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Veterinary Nurse

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Paula Bachelor of Science.(Hons) - Zoology

Veterinary Nurse

Paula studied Zoology in Scotland and did her honours project on the plateau pika in Tibet. She originally came to Australia to help studies on fur seals and loved the place so much she didn't want to leave! She's been a vet nurse for a year and has loved caring for all sorts of animals, especially the litte piggy :)

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Caroline Teacher, Veterinary Nurse

Trainer, educator & Vet Nurse

Caroline has recently joined the team at The Ark after initially being a volunteer within the Wildlife Rescue Hospital and a Wildlife Rescue Carer. Caroline is a qualified teacher who now plays an educator role. She runs the Wildlife Rescue training courses and other courses we hold. Caroline also gets to visit schools as part of our pet pep program. Caroline is also studying as a Veterinary Nurse.

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Hanna Masters in Languages & Cert IV Conservation & Land Management

Animal Care attendant

Hanna is Studying Diploma in Conservation & Land Management at CDU. She particularly interested in Wildlife and cares for lots of baby possums & wallabies.

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