The Team

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Cannington Veterinary Hospital
15 Clapham St
WA 6107

08 9356 5696

We love animals, and we know that you do too - that's why we will always offer your pet the best treatment possible!

Our caring and skilled staff members are passionate about providing the best service for you and your pet.


  • Dr Alan Kelly
    Practice Manager/ Veterinarian

    Dr Alan Kelly graduated from Murdoch University in 1985 and worked in various small animal hospitals before working at Cannington Veterinary Hospital. In 1999 Alan and Dr Trevor Cooper bought the clinic together after the previous owner retired and they have kept the excellent service and veterinary care going. Alan has a particular interest in surgery and in his spare time enjoys rogaining and bush walking.

    Alan staff photo
  • Dr Trevor Cooper
    Practice Manager/ Veterinarian

    Dr Trevor Cooper (pictured with his dogs "Storm" and "Alby") graduated from Murdoch University in 1985. Trevor worked in several small animal hospitals both in Perth and in England before going into practice together with Dr Alan Kelly in 1999. Trevor has an interest in senior pet health and in his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, hiking, yoga and photography.

  • Dr Kim McCleary

    Dr Kim McCleary graduated from Murdoch University in 2003 and has been with us since 2004. Kim is well known by many clients and enjoys meeting all of our patients. She has an interest in surgery, feline medicine and loves Kelpies!

  • Dr Kirsten Underwood

    Dr Kirsten Underwood began working at Cannington Veterinary Hospital after graduating from Murdoch University in 1995 but her full time job now is with South Metropolitan Tafe Bentley as an instructor and coordinator of veterinary nursing traineeships. Kirsten has a special interest in dermatology and small furry pets such as rabbits and ferrets. Kirsten currently does the Saturday morning shift.

  • Dr. Roslyn Hiemstra

    After graduating as a vet in South Africa in 2005, Ros and her husband (also a vet) lived and worked in a rural Welsh practice for 3 years. Ros has worked in Perth since then as a small animal clinician with time off to raise their two busy little boys. They share their home with a gorgeous Whippet x Poodle, Billy, a very inquisitive Weiro called Ignatius, 4 friendly goldfish and 4 chooks (Harriet, Seed, Gwen and Cuddly) - who in exchange for eggs, claim the privilege of making themselves at home in the house whenever a gate and door is left open!

    In her limited time to relax, Ros enjoys walking Billy - preferably an off the leash bush walk or a crazy romp on Leighton dog beach! She loves camping with her family and being immersed in nature.

    Roslyn has worked at Cannington Vet Hospital off and on over the last 8 years and is enjoying being back as part of our team.

    Ros Website photo
  • Dr Kacey Watanabe

    Dr Kacey Watanabe graduated from Murdoch University in 2000. Kacey does the Monday shifts and occasional weekends. Kacey has an interest in soft tissue surgery and dermatology and is pictured here with her cat Shido and her dog Teddie -who used to be a stray.

  • Valerie
    Registered Veterinary Nurse/ Administrative Assistant/ Reception

    Valerie has been working at Cannington Veterinary Hospital since 1973! She has taken time off to raise a family but has always returned to her passion of Veterinary Nursing. Valerie gained her Veterinary Nursing qualification and registration in 2006. Valerie enjoys spending one on one time with the patients - the most rewarding part of Valerie's role here is seeing a patient recover and go home!


  • Tahnee
    Registered Veterinary Nurse/ Reception

    Tahnee qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2006 after previously studying Animal Care. Tahnee has a special interest in caring for young orphaned or injured animals until they are able to find homes of their own. Tahnee also has many pets of her own including three dogs and three cats. The most rewarding part of Tahnee's job is knowing that she has made a positive difference each day to an animal's life. Tahnee also assists with the monthly email newsletter and website management.


    Tahnee staff photo
  • Kate
    Registered Veterinary Nurse/ Reception

    Kate qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005 and has always had an interest in caring for animals. Kate joined us at Cannington Vet in 2011 and enjoys surgical nursing, patient care and reception. Kate has two cats - 'Baytril' and 'Mojo' and two dogs - 'Max' and 'Chester'.



  • Sarah
    Puppy Preschool Instructor

    Sarah's qualifications include Veterinary Nurse, Dog Trainer and Dog Groomer. Sarah's many years of experience in dog training means she has a wealth of knowledge to share with new puppy owners! Sarah runs our Thursday night Puppy Preschool Classes and skillfully grooms dogs here on Saturdays with the assistance of her husband Mike.


  • Karen
    Puppy Preschool Assistant

    Karen has been working in the Veterinary Industry for many years now. Karen assists Sarah with running the Puppy Preschool Classes. In her spare time Karen enjoys horse riding.

  • Shu
    Veterinary Student / Assistant

     Shu assists the veterinarians and shares the evening reception duties with Elizabeth. Shu is from Singapore and a veterinary student at Murdoch University. Shu loves her adopted friend Pitch who was brought to Cannington Veterinary Hospital as a stray and injured kitten.

  • Elizabeth
    Veterinary Student/Assistant

    Elizabeth assists the veterinarians and shares the evening reception duties with Shu. Elizabeth is from Singapore and a veterinary student at Murdoch University.