Cannington Veterinary Hospital
Call (08) 9356 5696

Mon – Fri (9am-7pm)
Sat (9am-4pm), Sun (10am-12pm)


Meet the Team

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. As of October 2018 Alan is taking long service leave for  6 months and will just be working some Saturday mornings and filling in for other vets on holidays during this period.

Dr Trevor Cooper

Practice Manager/Veterinarian

Dr Trevor Cooper, pictured with his dog “Storm”, 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 a special interest in senior pet health and ophthalmology. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, hiking, yoga and photography. After Storm sadly passed away mid 2018, Trevor’s family just have two cats remaining, April and Ashley.

Dr Kim McCleary


Dr Kim McCleary, pictured with her dog Frank, graduated from Murdoch University in 2003 and has been with us since 2004. Kim has a special interest in surgery and feline medicine. She also 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. Kasia Laskowski


Dr. Kasia graduated from Murdoch University with honours in 2007. Since then she has worked in various small animal clinics in Perth. She enjoys all aspects of keeping your pets happy and healthy from when they are tiny until they are old and grey. Kasia works part time now because she has two young daughters at home to take care of. In her spare time Kasia loves spending quality time outdoors with her family or relaxing in front of the television with her cat Arnold.

Dr. Tara Valentine


Dr. Tara graduated from Murdoch University in 2014. Since then she has worked in the United Kingdom and in practices around Perth.  Tara enjoys performing surgery and has an interest in animal welfare. Tara loves dog walking at South Beach with her whippet Adira and greyhound Nik Nak. She also has a cat named Pepper who she raised after being brought into her clinic as a tiny kitten.


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 has a labrador named “Dylan” and two cats named “Merlin” and “Roxanne”.

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!


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.


Registered Veterinary Nurse/ Reception

Dylana qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016 and joined the Cannington Veterinary Hospital in 2017. Dylana has a keen interest in surgical nursing and unusual pets. Dylana has a pet rat named “Ronald” and is studying an advanced program in Veterinary Nursing of exotic species.


Registered Veterinary Nurse/ Reception

Emma qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014 after completing her clinical work placement here. Emma rejoined the Cannington Veterinary Hospital team in 2017. Emma has a keen interest in dog behaviour and has skills in administration through experience in previous careers. Shortly after starting work here Emma rescued a stray dog named “Ollie”  when he arrived at Cannington Veterinary Hospital in need of some TLC. Emma fell in love with him instantly and very fortunately welcomed him into her home.


Puppy Preschool Instructor/Dog Groomer

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 Puppy Preschool Classes and skillfully grooms dogs here, with the assistance of her husband Mike.


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.


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.


Veterinary Student/Assistant

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

Contact Us

For appointments and enquiries please phone us to speak to our friendly staff!

(08) 9356 5696

Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday 10am-12pm

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