Meet the Emergency Vet Staff

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Forest Animal Hospital 24/7
612 Warringah Rd, Cnr Warringah Rd & Ferguson St
NSW 2087

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02 9451 4840

Northern Districts Veterinary Hospital
67 May Rd, Cnr Warringah Rd
Dee Why
NSW 2099

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02 9971 6562
02 9971 2308
  • Greg Covarr

    Greg Covarr graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1985. He spent two years in the dental department at the University of Pretoria doing research on guard dogs' canine teeth, when he then decided to seek his fame and fortune in London. It was there he met his wife Bronwyn, whereby together they set up three successful veterinary practices.

    Greg now enjoys living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with the menagerie of pets his wife and children have collected. When Greg is not working as a vet he can be seen playing golf at Long Reef, or pitting his skills on the tennis court against his mates. Greg loves to keep fit and is often riding his mountain bike in the National Park.

  • Alisha Borglund
  • Emetia Cull

    Emetia graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2006 with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science. She worked in mixed practice for the first 6 months.

    In 2007 she moved to Sydney to do an internship in general horse practice at the Randwick Equine Centre. After falling in love with life in Sydney she and her now husband decided to stay. After 5 years of working with horses she decided to venture back into small animal practice.

    In March 2015 Emetia joined the team at Forest Animal Hospital as a full time after hours vet. She has a keen interest in Emergency Medicine and is currently extending her knowledge in this field with post grad studies.

    Emetia and her family love living on the Northern Beaches. When Emetia is not at work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and 2 fur kids, Schnikelfritz and Ninjapanda.

  • Olga Rowlands

    Olga is our Saturdays emergency and critical care vet. She graduated with honours in Peru in 2000.She has done further postgraduate studies at Sydney University and the University of Illinois in emergency and critical care medicine.

    She has been practicing in Australia since 2010. Olga joined the hospital in January 2015.

    She is passionate about helping people and their animal families.

    Olga lives near Sydney with her husband and children. Also part of the family is her Cavalier King Charles.

  • Larissa Abbott
  • Ben Yap

    From a young age, Ben always dreamed of being a veterinarian. As a primary school child in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia, his passion for medicine and animals was very obvious to teachers and his parents. As one of the top students in his school, he went directly to Murdoch University and graduated with his veterinary degree in 2002 before he decided to spread his wings on his "eastern states adventures". He has worked in mixed, small animal and emergency practice in Victoria, Canberra and finally suburban Sydney since mid 2009.

    After nearly 12 years in the veterinary game, he still works in the field he loves. Ben attends nearly every further education lecture to enhance his knowledge to help his clients, both human and animal.

    Ben lives with his lovely wife Alexandra and two lovely cats (named Delta and Kingston).

  • Vanesa Vazquez
    Veterinary Nurse