Meet the Forest Animal Hospital 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
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  • 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.

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  • Christopher Ng

    Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2014. After graduation he worked as a casual vet on the northern beaches until joining the team as a full time vet in June 2015.

    He spends his days performing consultations, routine health checks, surgical desexing and other elective surgeries, as well as managing critical patients in hospital. Chris is passionate about all areas of small animal practice and is particularly interested in surgery.

    When not at work, Chris can be found rocking out on his guitar to a captive audience of his feline flatmates, Jude and Nana.

  • Aimee Deaves
    Practice Manager/Vet Nurse

    Aimee first started working with us at our sister clinic (Northern Districts) as a work experience student back in 2001. Since then she has never left, she is part of the furniture! Through her 15 years at Northern Districts Aimee has graduated high school, completed a Bachelor of Science in Palaeotology & a Masters in Museum Studies and has travelled the world competing for the Australian Team in the sport of Archery.

    Aimee migrated to Forest Afterhours in early 2014 where she developed a particular interest in intensive care and emergencies. In March 2016 Aimee was promoted to Practice Manager of Forest Animal Hospital 24/7.

    Outside of the practice Aimee competes in the dog sport of Flyball with her two crazy dogs Jala Lilli (an little old lady wire coat Jack Russell) and Oreo (a boisterous young Blue Merle Border Collie).

  • Tushka Sanchez
    Veterinary Nurse

    Tushka has recently joined our team in March and is currently completing a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Before joining the clinic she was part of a volunteer rescue group to foster cats and through the program fell in love with and adopted Mim. In her short time at Forest Animal Hospital she has also adopted Marshall, a stray kitten who was brought to the hospital after being found in a car engine. 


    Tushka has a passion for all creatures great and small and once she has completed her nursing studies would like to undertake a reptile course. She would love to volunteer as veterinary nurse in Africa and has dreams of one day owning a large property home to an array of rescue animals.



  • Lisa Milham
    Operations Manager / Vet Nurse

    Lisa is the Operations Manager / Vet Nurse. She has been a vet nurse for 18 years now.  She has completed her Vet Nursing Certificate and Vet Technicians Certificate along with many other continuing education courses. In 2013 she successfully completed a certificate in Veterinary Practice Management. Lisa loves every aspect of nursing and keeping busy ensuring the practice runs smoothly. Lisa says “I have always had a love for animals, this is my passion and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else, I love it”. Over the years, she has raised many kittens, puppies, birds & rabbits.

    Lisa is owned by her 3 gorgeous but demanding cats Moeesha (aka Chunky MoMo), Myrren and Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Yohan Murray. If she could, she would have a farm with at least 3 of everything.

  • Erin Argent
    Trainee Vet Nurse

    Erin has recently joined us as a trainee vet nurse. She has completed her Certificate 2 in Animal Studies at Taronga Zoo and is currently studying Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. She has lived on the Northern Beaches all her life. Erin especially enjoys caring for small animals and has a soft spot for the geriatric patients.

  • Dani Gane
    Trainee Vet Nurse

    Dani is a young, vibrant and passionate vet nurse currently completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Dani started at Forest initially as a volunteer but has shown great promise so has now joined the team. In her time at Forest she has assisted in rehoming kittens and taking home two fur babies of her own. Her fur family consists of three cats; Lola, Pixi and Kyra. And two rabbits; Humphrey and Snoop.

    Dani has a big heart and thrives when nurturing our sick patients back to health. She hopes to continue pursuing a career as a vet nurse and is always willing to lend a helping hand to any animal who crosses her path.

  • Kate Ryan
    Kennel Hand

    Kate joined the practice in March of 2016 as a kennel hand, after completing 6 months of volunteering for the Duke of Edinburgh award. Her association with Forest Animal Hospital began in 2013 when her family adopted Patches, a rescue rabbit, and since then she has taken on board many furry friends from the hospital.

    Although currently still in high school, she has dreamed of being a vet for most of her life and has been surrounded by animals since a young age. She has had experience with animals great and small, and she enjoys travelling to her cousins’ farm and working with livestock, but also treasures her six special rabbits and one cat she has at home. Kate aspires to complete a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary medicine, but in the meantime would love to complete an Animal First Aid or Animal Training course at Taronga Zoo as part of her year 11 and 12 studies.

  • Marmie
    Self-proclaimed practice manager

    Marmie came to Forest Animal Hospital in 2010 as a stray. She was brought in by a member of the public after being found locked in a garage with her four kittens. She was very underweight at the time and the staff at Forest helped to feed her kittens as she did not have enough milk for them.

    Furever homes were found for all four of her kittens, and the initial aim was to find her a good home also. However, once she realised she was onto a good thing here, she hypnotised all the staff with her beautiful eyes and no one could let her go.

    It took her a while to train all the staff to her liking and she still has to keep them in line now and then with a (friendly) swipe.

  • Tonka
    Marmie's Toy Boy

    Tonka came in to NEVS in 2011 as a stray with tick paralysis. At the time he was an entire tom, with very matted fur. He had to be shaved all over to remove the mats and to check for other ticks. During his recuperation it became clear that he and Marmie had hit it off and they quickly became inseparable.

    Initially it was a case of Lady and the Tramp as his hair grew back in patches, but he now has a full fluffy coat, which has to be clipped intermittently.

    He is a fantastic ‘Manny’ for stray kittens that come through the practice, washing them and generally keeping them in line. He is an extremely affectionate cat, and will generally be found lounging on an available lap.